As described in Figure 3, the data moves from the ground to a geosynchronous satellite and is then transferred to a SpaceBelt low-earth-orbit communications satellite which then relays the information via a laser system to a SpaceBelt storage satellite. All in about one second.
The data stored on the storage satellite can be accessed from any terminal within the coverage area of the geostationary satellites, which provide near-global coverage.
The SpaceBelt network is a private, secure network. Users have complete control of their data with the freedom to use proprietary encryption and to manage their data independent of SpaceBelt. Communications and storage resources are provisioned to each client and the client is free to use those resources without exposure to SpaceBelt or any other outside entities. Clients can purchase or lease specialized very-small-aperture terminals (VSATs) which have customized SpaceBelt transceivers allowing highly-secure access to the network.
The SpaceBelt Network Management Center will manage access to the network and the storage resources, but will not have the capability of accessing the customer data. Transport layer encryption will be provided by SpaceBelt to prevent attacks at the transmission level. Terminal security, both physical and logical, will be managed by the customer, providing the maximum ability to customize security solutions.
Physical security is provided through the isolation in space of the storage platforms. Access is only available through a specialized terminal, which has to be authorized by the SpaceBelt Network Management System. A highly secure access protocol will prevent unauthorized access. Access Terminals will be physically isolated from the internet and only local network access will be allowed at the customer premises. This way, peering points are completely eliminated and the ability to attack or monitor the network is minimized.
The SpaceBelt system is robust with an availability level of 99.999%. Multiple communications satellites and multiple storage satellites will be incorporated into the network as a ring of satellites orbiting the equator. The failure of any single satellite will not cause an extended interruption of the services. The system will have full redundancy in all systems. Power outages on the ground will not interrupt services. Leased geostationary satellites will be fully restorable if there is a problem with those satellites. The SpaceBelt network management centers and control Earth stations will be fully redundant.