The more that humans venture into space, either with manned or unmanned missions, the more important telemetry becomes to our long-term success. We need spacecraft to send information back to earth so that we can capitalize on our success and learn from our mistakes.
To that end, an important player in the burgeoning private spaceflight industry recently worked with Ideal Aerosmith’s Marius Gheorghe and his team to overcome an important challenge – how to transmit and interpret massive quantities of test data at a rate that pushed the limits of modern technology.
The client’s own internal engineers had some ideas about how to accomplish this goal, but were struggling with issues involving the timeline and the budget. In short, innovation was required not only in regards to the data transfer technology, but also in regards to the project’s own practical limitations.