The ancient Roman technology that is solving the space industry’s antenna problem
February 9, 2021
Isotropic Systems has developed an antenna that can handle signals from multiple satellite systems with no moving parts.
The cost of sending a satellite up to space is about 1/20th of the price it was two decades ago thanks to the arrival of SpaceX and its reusable rockets. But the price of the antennas that would allow you to receive the signals from all those new satellites remains prohibitively expensive…
…UK startup Isotropic Systems, however, is hoping to solve the satellite industry’s antenna problem with a new technology that can receive beams from multiple different satellites — at a price low enough that they can be used on commercial aircraft, ships and even buses.