EtherSat, Inc. is developing the EtherSat Protocol, an open source networking standard for ground to space communications. Our goal is to make communication with spacecraft more efficient, reducing barriers to entry into the aerospace industry.
As the cost to build and launch satellites has decreased, the associated infrastructure costs have grown as a proportion of overall mission costs. At the same time the disruptive potential of incentivized networks like Bitcoin and Ethereum have shown blockchain technology can be used to create powerful and resilient global services.
By deploying a blockchain-enabled satellite communications network EtherSat improves utilization of existing ground station equipment while simultaneously incentivizing the deployment of new ground stations. The result is a public satellite communications network with high throughput and low-latency connectivity that reduces the overall infrastructure costs of launching satellites.