Optisys announced it has been selected by Masten Space Systems to provide the return link antenna system for Masten’s upcoming mission to the Moon.   

The Optisys antenna system will fly aboard Masten’s XL-1 lunar lander, which is scheduled to land at the Lunar South Pole as part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services program. The XL-1 will deliver NASA and commercial payloads to assess the composition of the lunar surface and demonstrate new technologies that will be critical to humanity’s sustained presence on the Moon.

Optisys has a revolutionary RF product design capability and uses metal additive manufacturing to produce those designs. This allows Optisys to fully integrate many components and aspects of antenna systems into a very small, lightweight and efficient package, saving valuable weight on spacecraft.

Optisys has been selected to provide the full communications system, which will include everything from the radiating element to the control electronics and software.