Ground Segment Value Chain

Ground service providers offer a range of services from simple rack space to commodity hardware accessed by a VPN tunnel. However, it is worth evaluating the entirety of the chain with respect to the work your team will have to perform to integrate. If you are launching your first test spacecraft, and need 2 full time engineers to perform integration with ground providers, it can dramatically affect your costs. As a result, you have to ask yourself: what will I get in return from each ground service provider?

ATLAS Awarded NOAA IDIQ Contract For GSaaS Services

ATLAS Space Operations announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awarded it an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for space communication services. The multi-year, multi-million dollar contract will use ATLAS to provide Ground Station as a Service (GSaaS) capabilities to power NOAA missions using ATLAS’ Freedom™ Software and its Global Antenna Network.

ATLAS Wins Defense Innovation Unit Award for Unified Federated Network

ATLAS Space Operations announced that the Defense Innovation Unit awarded it the Hybrid Space Architecture (HSA) contract to demonstrate a federated network. Leveraging its operational experience and prior development activity, the HSA capability represents a major advancement in network management, which is particularly meaningful for aging communications infrastructure.

The Financial Times Names ATLAS #133 of The Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies 2022

ATLAS Space Operations has been recognized in The Financial Times list of The Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies 2022. This prestigious award is in recognition to companies in the Americas that have experienced the fastest growth between 2017 and 2022. ATLAS is honored to be ranked #133 of the top 500 companies in North and South America with the strongest revenue growth by percentage between 2017 and 2020.

ATLAS Space Explorers Blog: Investing in Space-Bound Youth

ATLAS Space Operations is proud to support the ATLAS Space Explorers Post 2025. The Exploring program is an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America. Post 2025 is composed of young adults who are interested in STEM experiences and want to learn about possible space-related career opportunities. Post 2025 is different from other STEM activities because the program is designed to mirror the organizational structure and cultural environment of a tech startup.

Going Where Satellites Go: Polar Plunge

For eight years during the Cold War, the United States kept a fleet of bombers high above the Arctic around the clock. The Arctic was of great strategic importance at the time for its proximity to the then-Soviet Union. With this in mind, the US flew bombers in patterns over vast swaths of ice to provide the greatest possible degree of readiness.