NSLComm Plans November-Launch of World’s Highest Throughput Nanosat into Low-Earth Orbit

NSLComm, a satcom solutions pioneer, has decided to deploy a unique satellite that takes advantage of its one-of-a-kind expandable, and flexible spacecraft antenna to offer data rates up to 100x more than current nanosats. The reflector of the NSLSat-1 folds up into just 2U (two liters) of space inside a specially designed nanosat and once in orbit it pops out to an unparalleled size that translates into super high bandwidth. In addition, NSLSat-1 incorporates a flexible sub-reflector that optimizes and shapes the antenna’s footprint to ensure payload flexibility that can change on the fly while deployed in LEO orbit.

Designed to accommodate the deployment of a non-rigid reflector that is bigger than any other antenna, the NSLSat-1 will deliver unheard of data rates for a nanosat and supercharge an industry “stuck” in narrowband communications. Currently, nanosats offer less than 10 Mbps in low-Earth orbit (LEO) and mainly provide earth observation, science experiments, or other non-communications services. NSLSat-1, however, will deliver high-capacity footprints up to 1 Gbps and elevate LEO capabilities for a wide range of applications from narrowband to end-to-end constellations facilitating robust commercial and government applications.


The NSLSat-1 offers the following advantages over current nanosats:

  • Supercharged bandwidth with 100x throughput
  • Adaptive in-orbit footprint control
  • Significantly lower stowed mass and volume
  • The lowest price per bit to the end user
  • Fast market growth with low barrier to entry

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