CASCADE Technology Demonstrator
CDS is preparing to launch the small hybrid satellite CASSIOPE, the CASCADE Technology Demonstrator, in 2013. It will carry the CASCADE telecommunications payload, the heart of the very first commercial satellite-based digital broadband courier service.
A fleet of small LEO satellites will provide customers with 100% global broadband coverage for sending and retrieving very large volumes of data on a routine daily basis. The satellites will service individual data sources and sinks sequentially, on a pre-scheduled basis for simple store-and-forward movement of large data packages, supporting point-to-point and point-to-multi-point applications.