NearSpace Launch Inc. (NSL) has joined Astra’s S4 Crossover mission to test the company’s new EyeStar-S4 crossover — S4 Crossover Mission is the fourth launch in partnership with Spaceflight to test experimental satellite-to-satellite communication systems and tracking.
Co-founder of NSL and Chief Engineer, Jeff Dailey, said, “We are excited to partner with Astra and global launch services provider, Spaceflight Inc. in test launching the new EyeStar-S4 and build off the lineage of 180 EyeStar Comm Systems. NSL will be launching several other EyeStar-S4’s this year in partnership with Spaceflight.” S4 Crossover is a pioneering new EyeStar technology for space research. NSL’s EyeStar radios allow for 24/7 connectivity via satellites to satellite connection. EyeStar-S4 will be completing services of new test including commanding capability.“
NearSpace Launch, Inc. (NSL) has flown 700+ systems and subsystems in the past six years, with 100% mission success for all commercial and research missions. NSL manufactures and produces ThinSats, CubeSats, Black Boxes, and Sat to Sat enabled communication systems (EyeStar radios) for a variety of commercial, governmental, and educational applications. NSL was founded following the successful mission of TSAT with Sat to Sat constellation. The mission proved one could effectively connect 24/7 to an NSL EyeStar radio via the an established constellation. NSL has a heritage of 13 FastBus CubeSats, 180+ EyeStar radios, 90 ThinSat and additional sub-systems all excelling at their respective mission tasks.