Xona issued Patent on LEO PNT Technology
Xona Space Systems is pleased to announce the issuance of US Patent No. 11,513,232, entitled, “Satellite for Broadcasting High Precision Data.” This patent describes a high-performance, space-based position, navigation, and timing (PNT) system enabled by a constellation of Low-Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites. This architecture is the backbone of Xona PULSAR – a high-performance navigation and timing service that offers unparalleled PNT accuracy, security, and availability for end users.
As an early pioneer in LEO PNT technology, Xona submitted its first of many patent applications back in 2019 when a LEO PNT architecture was a novel solution to meeting the navigation needs of many modern applications, at scale. In 2021, the company demonstrated its technology in ground tests, and in 2022 the company launched its first demonstration satellite for further tech validation. This new patent is part of a broader international filing program pertaining to a wide range of navigation satellite technologies. Xona’s portfolio of pending patents includes filings directed to over two dozen distinct inventions. The company looks forward to sharing more of its patent issuances as they become publicly available.
December 9, 2022
Xona Awarded Phase 2 Funding from National Science Foundation
Xona has been awarded Phase 2 funding to accelerate its efforts developing precise positioning and integrity monitoring techniques using its LEO PNT constellation. Xona is one of only several startups in the space industry to secure funding from NSF, which is a testament to the company’s ground-breaking technology with huge potential applications across many industries.
October 6, 2022
Xona Secures Investment from First Spark Ventures and Lockheed Martin to Accelerate LEO GPS Alternative
Xona Space Systems raised an oversubscribed financing round to accelerate the development of their high-performance commercial satellite navigation network, bringing their total funding to over $25M.
August, 3, 2022
Memorandum of Understanding signed by Hexagon | NovAtel and Xona Space Systems for development of assured precision PNT technology with new LEO constellation
The launch of Xona’s test satellite begins a new era of innovation in assured PNT, with NovAtel receivers demonstrating early support of Xona’s signals
May 31, 2022
Winner of the Pitch to the Moon Competition
Xona is selected as the winner of the Pitch to the Moon competition at TC Sessions: Space 2020
December 18, 2020