New Space startup Cailabs takes on America

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The young company, created in 2013 in Brittany to “shape light”, is opening an office in Washington.

Supporting the American Department of Defense in particular

The Rennes company Cailabswhich we presented last June on the occasion of our file on the New Space made in France, published during the Paris Air Show, celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.

It is one of the rare companies to offer optical ground stations turnkey solutions to manage atmospheric turbulence, enabling high-capacity laser communications even through the atmosphere.

It has today risen to the global level by offering applications of a light shaping technology, called MPLC (Multi Plane Light Conversion – Multi-plane light conversion).

To promote its continued growth and support its customers in the United States, particularly the Department of Defensethe young shoot opens an office in Washington.

Connecting “the last mile”

Jean-François Morizurthe co-founder and president of Cailabs, declares: “We are very pleased to open an office in the United States to better support our customers there and to be able to make our contribution to the ambitious roadmap of the SDA (Space Development Agency – Agency for Space Development). Laser communications have particularly matured in recent years, particularly for links between satellites. They are a fast, reliable and secure mode of communication, capable of transmitting a large amount of data. The ground stations we offer make it possible to connect “the last mile” and send this data to the ground in an efficient and resilient manner. This makes it an important complementary technology to radio for defense in particular. »

A growing market

According to Cailabs, the value of the global laser communication market will reach no less than $1.45 billion in 2022.

It is expected to reach $9.94 billion within ten years, with an average annual growth rate of 13.31% during the forecast period 2023-2033.

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