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RTI in Space

Improving our ability to communicate, explore, live and work in space

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Space Exploration and Communication

The vastness of space poses unique challenges in connectivity and communication precision. Space exploration requires long-distance object control and system connectivity where network latency must not compromise reliability. Whether the risks are performance, vision, communication or human lives, RTI Connext provides the real-time data flow and connectivity needed to help achieve the mission’s success.

Learn more about RTI's solutions and customers connecting secure, intelligent systems for exploration and communication, here.

Success Stories

Human Robot Interaction Library
Human Robot Interaction Laboratory
European Space Agency
ESA uses Connext for communication and video to demonstrate long-distance object control from aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Large Distributed Control System
Integrate Large-Scale Systems
Artemis 1 & NASA Kennedy Space Center
RTI Connext provides communications software that is a critical core component of the launch-certified Spacecraft Command and Control System (SCCS) for NASA’s Artemis 1 Mission.
Advanced Weather Technology
Advanced Weather Technology
University of OK and NOAA
The University of Oklahoma and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) collaborate on advanced weather technology, relying on Connext for real-time radar processing.
Advanced Precision Science
European Southern Observatory
Connext coordinates precise control and measurement for the 39-meter Extremely Large Telescope, under construction - the world’s largest optical telescope.
Adaptive Optics Technology
Durham University Centre for Advanced Instrumentation
One of the world’s foremost research institutions uses RTI Connext in the lab and in real-world deployments in very large telescopes to handle real-time information flow and reliably, at scale.
Distributing Critical Data for Space Exploration
RTI Connext will be able to help control and monitor a highly data-intensive network during NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) mission.
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Outer Space Human-to-Robot Communication
NASA relies on RTI Connext because of its inherent tolerance of time delay and loss of signal that occur with signals sent across the vast distances separating the space station, satellites and land-based devices.

Customers Using RTI Connext

RTI is a trusted partner to the world’s leading space agencies. Here’s how they use Connext for intelligent connectivity and control of rapidly-moving assets.


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Durham University Snapshot

Durham University Customer Snapshot

Learn how Durham’s very large telescopes handles real-time information flow and reliably, at scale.

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European Space Agency (ESA) Customer Snapshot

Using Connext for long-distance object control from aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

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University of Oklahoma Snapshot

University of Oklahoma Customer Snapshot

Read how Connext is used to improve the speed and accuracy of severe weather forecasts and warnings. 

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