Our Work

3, 2, 1 … Liftoff

There is nothing quite like the thrill of watching your work take off for orbit. And those launch date deadlines can make for some powerful motivation. If we were to tell the truth, we’ve pulled more than a few all-nighters (but don’t worry, that’s not the norm) getting our technology ready to go on time, and working through rigorous testing and quality assurance protocols.

STR technology has launched on several launch providers. An Antares rocket carrying an STR payload is shown launching from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia. Photo Credit: NASA Wallops/Patrick Black

For some of us, this experience brings back nostalgia for the space age, when everything seemed possible with hard work, imagination, and clever engineering. Much of the country tuned in to share in a common hope. The small-space revolution might be less televised, but it is bringing exciting times with cheaper, more frequent access to space, and enabling massive constellations of cooperative satellites.

In space, our motivations are pushing the frontier of technological possibility, and trying to make a safer society, resilient to emerging threats. Part of this extends to creating flexible sensing capabilities leveraging software-defined hardware that can continuously evolve as the world changes. STR’s powerful signal processing technology platform, STR/signalprinter, enables rapid delivery of flexible, distributed sensing across every domain, even space.