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Tethers Unlimited finds a partner for radios

SWIFT software-defined radio
Tethers Unlimited’s prototype module for the SWIFT-KTX software-defined radio is being used for waveguide interface testing. It’s designed to transmit in the K/Ka-band radio spectrum. (TUI Photo)

Burnaby, B.C.-based Orbital Research Inc. says it will build a space-based, 26 GHz Ka-band radio receiver for use on the SWIFT software-defined radiosproduced by Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited Inc. for small satellites.

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