NASA Langley to Use Globalstar's Flight Tracking Solution for Two Way Communication

By CIOReview | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

COVINGTON, LA: NASA Langley selects Globalstar’s ALAS space-based ADS-B technology for their two-way communications requirements. It is relative to their ongoing R&D work at the Langley Research Center. ALAS which is a simple, reliable, low cost flight tracking solution designed to be compatible with virtually any ADS-B avionics installation, and does not interfere with the aircraft's normal ADS-B transmissions.

Globalstar, a provider of mobile satellite voice and data services, has a customer base spread across the world. Leveraging the world's newest satellite network Globalstar caters to customers in various industries like government, emergency management, marine, logging, oil & gas and outdoor recreation.

"We are extremely pleased with the continued demonstrations of ALAS and the forthcoming partnership with NASA," says Skip Nelson, President of ADS-B Technologies.

NASA requires two-way voice and data communications which they will leverage from Globalstar's newest satellite network. They will also receive benefits of technical support for the installation, operation, maintenance, modification and training for the ALAS system.

The ALAS system which is the only compatible and complementary system available to the existing Globalstar voice, data, and subscription services that NASA Langley has previously purchased. ALAS was primarily chosen due to the proof of concept of the technology and available data speeds.

"ALAS is a reliable, economical flight tracking solution and we look forward to working with aviation interests such as NASA to further leverage this innovative technology," adds Jay Monroe, Chairman and CEO of Globalstar.