Are software-defined ground stations the next big leap? Kratos is betting on it.

WASHINGTON — Software-defined payloads have revolutionized how industry and the government approach satellites. So why not software-defined ground stations?

That’s the question Kratos is asking. On Oct. 20, the longtime Pentagon contractor with experience building satellite support systems unveiled its new OpenSpace platform — a family of virtual products that applies the software-defined approach to the ground station. OpenSpace uses an open standards, cloud-based system that can be continuously adjusted to mission needs without having to install new hardware.

Pentagon officials often complain that the nation’s current satellite ground architecture is stymied by stovepiped, custom-built proprietary ground systems. The department has said it plans to move to an enterprise ground system, but it’s not there yet.

Kratos hopes that OpenSpace can at least be part of the solution.

Because the platform is software-based, satellite operators no longer need to use custom-built hardware to connect to and control their on-orbit systems.

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Evan Spiegel standing in front of a body of water: Evan Spiegel, CEO and co-founder of Snap Inc.

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Evan Spiegel, CEO and co-founder of Snap Inc.

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