News | July 26, 2022

Future Commercial Space Station Will Use L3Harris Advanced Communications Link

L3Harris Technologies will provide a critical communications radio to Axiom Space for its planned commercial space station. The S-band radio will mirror the functionality that exists on the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA’s Common Communications for Visiting Vehicles.

The L3Harris C/TT 520 S-band radio will serve as the common data link between Axiom’s space station called Axiom Station as well as it’s docking vehicles, enabling audio, video and telemetry data at varying data rates and communications ranges. L3Harris’ radios have performed this role on the ISS for visiting vehicles during all phases of rendezvous, docking and mated operations since 2018.

Axiom Station is currently being constructed, with its first section planned for launch in late 2024 ahead of the ISS decommissioning in 2031.

Numerous NASA programs have relied on L3Harris’ expertise and technology – from early spacecraft through the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Space Shuttle, ISS and previous Mars missions. L3Harris has supported deep space exploration with work on the Hubble Space Telescope, and now the James Webb and Nancy Grace Roman space telescopes. In addition, the company supports space-based weather forecasting on U.S. and international satellites and has navigation technology on every U.S. GPS satellite.

About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has more than $17B in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit

Source: L3Harris Technologies