Thursday, July, 07, 2022 04:02:48

Sony Corporation has reportedly established a new company that will make and supply devices enabling small orbital satellites to communicate with each other using laser beams.

The tech giant registered the company by the name Sony Space Communications Corp. It will use laser technology to prevent a radio frequency bottleneck. The devices will work between satellites linking with ground stations and space satellites.

The company did not disclose the expected product launch date, investment activities, or whether it received advanced orders from existing customers.

There are close to 12,000 orbiting satellites and this number is predicted to rapidly increase in the future as rocket companies cut space launch costs. In addition, tech giants like SpaceX and Amazon are building huge low-earth satellite networks to propagate internet communications globally.

In a statement, Sony Space Communications Corp’s President Kyohei Iwamoto mentioned that there is limited availability of radio waves to transfer the ever-increasing amount of data.

It is worth noting that SpaceX develops in-house laser communications devices and first launched them on its Starlink satellites late in 2021.

Sony stated that it made successful tests two years ago when it transmitted data of highly-defined images through lasers from the International Space Station (ISS) to a Japanese ground station.

Meanwhile, Sony kicked off the State of Play event on Thursday and broadcasted it on YouTube and Twitch.

The company announced its third-party developers along with in-development PlayStation VR2 games like Horizon Forbidden West and Horizon Call of the Mountain, a virtual-reality spinoff title. Furthermore, Capcom announced a remake of the Resident Evil 4.

In other news, Sony Corporation was added as a steering committee member of the C2PA (Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity) to help provide consumers, creators, and others with flexible ways to understand the provenance and authenticity of various media types.

Source credit:

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/sony-build-space-lasers-with-new-satellite-services-unit-2022-06-02/