Satellite Radio

A software defined TT&C radio

The Frontier-S by Rocket Lab is a single board, software-defined telemetry, tracking, and command (TT&C) S-band radio designed for both near Earth and deep space missions.

The Frontier-S by Rocket Lab, based on the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Applied Physics Lab (APL) Frontier Radio, packs Deep Space Network (DSN) and other typical waveforms (TDRSS, NEN, AFSCN, commercial) into a single board package with up-screened commercial components for high reliability applications. Frontier-S by Rocket Lab includes extended functionality not typically available in a low-cost radio including a coherent transponder to enable radiometric navigation methods, timekeeping functions and hardware based critical command decoder (CCD).