Kythera Space Solutions is the leading provider of dynamic management systems for next generation satellite payloads and SATCOM networks. Kythera’s software solutions manage and optimize your satellite resources along with your ground-based assets, providing fully autonomous, real-time space network provisioning and operations that take full advantage of today’s flexible, high-throughput satellites.
Our Mission: Transform satellite communications into a real-time, integrated, responsive, and resilient service.
Kythera Space Solutions takes its name from the world’s oldest known computer, the Antikythera mechanism, built in Greece around 200 BC. This remarkable machine predates modern computers by 2,000 years, yet was able to accurately predict solar eclipses, lunar phases, calendar cycles, as well as the locations of the sun, the moon, and all the known planets at the time (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn).
That “Thing” that is our logo is a satellite interpretation of the actual Antikythera mechanism.
Phil Rubin, Ted Kaplan, and Jeffrey Freedman found RKF Engineering, a small business of engineers and scientists focused on developing advanced engineering solutions for long-range wireless communications. Over the next 17 years, RKF builds a reputation as an innovator in a wide variety of cutting-edge communications systems ranging from satellites to terrestrial networks to high-altitude platforms.
RKF begins developing satellite payload resource management and optimization solutions, foretelling the future of satellite communication networks.
RKF officially spins out Kythera Space Solutions to focus on advancing software solutions for designing, optimizing, and managing next-generation communication satellites and networks.
SES Networks selects Kythera Space Solutions to develop the Adaptive Resource Control (ARC) System for its advanced O3b mPOWER MEO constellation, creating the world’s first autonomous, dynamic, resilient, integrated space network management system.
Kythera continues to innovate and expand, empowering next-generation SATCOM networks around the globe.