Triad RF Systems is proud to announce that in partnership with Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT), now a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon, a Triad RF amplifier is providing high RF power in the transmitter of a BCT nano-satellite. The units are presently stored in the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft which docked with the International Space Station (ISS) in February of this year. The spacecraft is part of the NG-15 commercial resupply mission and will remain attached to the ISS until May. The BCT nano-satellite powered by the Triad RF amplifier will be released from Cygnus on the return trip. Once launced, it will enable the ultra-long range data communication link needed to continuously monitor the spacecraft from earth.
“Triad's amplified radio system experience was key to the BCT/Cygnus success,” says Dean Handrinos, co-founder of Triad RF. “They informed us that our track record of designing and building fully-integrated, expertly tested, lightweight radios for space systems proved to be game-changing for this project. Every component impacting size, weight, and power (SWaP) needed to be fully optimized across the board.”
About Blue Canyon Technologies
Blue Canyon Technologies, a wholly owned-owned subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, offers a diverse portfolio of innovative, reliable, and affordable spacecraft that enable a broad range of missions and technological advancements for the new space economy, reducing the barriers of space entry. BCT is currently supporting nearly 50 unique missions with over 90 spacecraft, all in production at their newly developed 80,000 square-foot facility in Lafayette, Colorado.