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The Xenesis Xen-Hub is an optical space-based communication terminal consisting of an electronics/photonic modem module, optical head module and an optical amplifier (EDFA) module.

The Xen-hub by design can be used as both uplink or downlink space terminal or an optical inter-satellite link (OISL) terminal.


  • Space-ground communication
  • Inter-satellite communcation

Key features

  • Two optical assemblies (both either 7 cm or 3.5 cm in diameter), one transmit and one receive, so full-duplex
  • Integrated with the photonic ICs (TOSA and ROSA)
  • A two-axis coarse-pointing gimbal system
  • Pointing acquisition and tracking (PAT) electronics for fine pointing and thermal control

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Last updated: 2022-04-02




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