Crosslinking satellites in a constellation amplifies their functionality
Also known as "crosslinking," intersatellite communication allows satellites in a constellation to link to one another. Since small satellite constellations in low earth orbit are not in constant contact with the ground, intersatellite links allow data to be shared between adjacent satellites. Viasat offers several types of crosslinking solutions, including Ka-band and two types of V-band using a phased array antenna. By placing a miniature modem and router on each satellite, the constellation can have full transmit and receive capability for real-time data links.