World Space Week is an exciting international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. This week consists of space education and outreach events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, museums, and industry organizations around the world in a common timeframe. In 2021, World Space Week is dedicated to the theme of “Women in Space.”
Compunetix’s involvement in the space industry began in the 1980s when NASA needed a sizeable upgrade to their communication system at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. NASA chose Compunetix to develop, build, and implement two new digital systems for the voice switching system and the voice distribution system (VSS and VDS). The shift from analog to digital meant that telecommunications could be done with more efficiency and greater flexibility than ever before. By 1992, Compunetix had replaced all of NASA Goddard’s core mission voice technology.
NASA is multigenerational customer of Compunetix; our communication technology helps advance satellite space exploration while also playing an integral role at launch support facilities like Hanger AE at Cape Canaveral. More recently, Compunetix and Dr. Coraluppi were inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame in 2020 for developing NASA’s conferencing technology, which is now used by nearly every major conference call provider.
Organizations and individuals can get involved through World Space Week and/or the Space Foundation! Join us in celebrating World Space Week and the people who make space technology possible.