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RBC Signals announces new integration agreement with Kubos

(13 November 2018 - RBC Signals) RBC Signals, a multi-national company enabling flexible and cost-effective space communication services, today announced an integration agreement with Kubos, a provider of end-to-end mission control software.

As part of the agreement, the RBC Signals global ground infrastructure network, space communication services platform and customer scheduling software will integrate with Kubos’ Major Tom mission control software.

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“In RBC Signals’ pursuit of being the leading space communications provider, we are aggressively growing our network infrastructure and technical capabilities,” said Christopher Richins, CEO of RBC Signals. “This collaboration with Kubos showcases our desire to enhance our systems and provide greater value for operator customers.”

RBC Signals in recent months has rapidly expanded its network, which now encompasses over 60 antennas in over 40 locations. The firm’s communication capabilities now span VHF, UHF, S, C, X, Ku and Ka-bands.

The Kubos Major Tom software allows operators to use the same tool, workflow and processes during development and in operations. Leveraging the power and simplicity of cloud technology, the software intelligently displays data allowing operators to view satellite metrics, as well as the big picture.

“By combining the power of Major Tom with the global network of RBC Signals, satellite operators will now have an integrated ground solution,” said Tyler Browder, co-founder of Kubos. “This collaboration brings real value to operators, allowing them to spend more time on the mission and less time on building a ground segment.”

About RBC Signals

RBC Signals is a global space communications provider serving satellite operators with an improved model for the delivery and processing of data from spacecraft in orbit. The company’s worldwide communication network includes both company-owned and partner-owned antennas, capitalizing on the sharing economy model, for best-in-class services offering affordability, flexibility and low latency.

About Kubos

Kubos is a software company that enables satellite operators to create agile and responsive spacecraft while reducing integration risk, launch slips, and operations overhead costs. The company offers the first-of-its-kind end-to-end software architecture that includes it's two products: KubOS flight software, and Major Tom cloud-based mission operations, giving manufacturers and operators all the software they need to build and operate missions.