What is Verge
Verge is a turn-key, cloud-based service for satellite ground control that delivers data your way, when you need it. Verge is driving down the cost of space by using a network of low-cost receivers combined with the computing and storage power of Amazon Web Services Ground Station.
Our customers downlink more data with better frequency without building an expensive ground network.
Three Reasons Why Verge is Different
- Verge antenna can capture multiple streams of satellite data simultaneously
- Scarce satellite spectrum can be managed more efficiently because it can be reused
- Each Verge antenna costs under $20,000 and uses common, readily-available parts (COTS hardware). A typical ground antenna can cost upwards of $1-million, excluding maintenance costs
How Verge Works
- Verge uses cellular-like, terrestrial communication architecture and moves the bulk of the processing from the specialty RF.
- Cloud infrastructure allows Verge to quickly process and store large amounts of data.
The Verge Team
Over a six-month span the Lockheed Martin team developed the fully operational Verge S-Band private demo. “We started building up our team to build the Verge runtime solution to configure the hardware, route the data and validate the solution,” said software lead Shawn Nissley. “The team has executed well and continues to learn a new domain. I think the agile software development cycle has been helpful for them to fail fast, learn quickly and change course,” Shawn said.
Verge In The News
Washington Post: Amazon’s plan to profit from space data