Revolutionizing space

Vector teams up with Citrix to launch smaller, smarter satellites from anywhere on Earth.

The idea

What if you could launch a satellite from anywhere on Earth? Citrix innovation partner, Vector, is on a mission to answer that. With the help of Citrix Workspace and networking solutions, they're bringing the final frontier to everyone.

This stretches our capabilities, but in ways that are extending what our platforms can do. It’s making us find new ways to become great at remotely delivering applications over networks in a secure way.
Steve Wilson
Vice President, Product for Cloud and IoT

The plan

Vector’s inaugural launch from Kodiak Island, Alaska, will only require 6-10 people  
on site. The rest of the team – highlighted by mission control – will be sitting more than 2,000 miles away in a cozy office in Huntington Beach, California.

How does it work?

Using Citrix virtualization technologies, Vector is creating a virtualized satellite environment that will host customer applications running in space. And with Citrix Workspace and Citrix networking solutions, it has built an intelligent and secure digital workspace through which mission control can collaborate with remote teams wherever they happen to be to launch, monitor and control rockets.

The partnership

Citrix created a system to remotely manage launches from thousands of miles away, while its knowledge of applications and workloads will enable the virtualized satellite environment that will allow Vector’s long-term vision to take flight.

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The future

As the technology to observe Earth becomes more accessible, companies will leverage launches from Vector to uncover new business models. These companies are using micro satellites in ambitious new ways.

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