Universal Space Network, Inc. (USN) is a U.S. based independent subsidiary of SSC with US government approval and oversight. USN is a leader in space operations and ground network services (GNS). We provide highly responsive, operationally robust, and cost-effective solutions to Satellite Operators through PrioraNet.

Mission Critical Solutions

Universal Space Network, Inc. (USN) is a leader in space operations for telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C) services. Offering responsive, reliable and cost-effective solutions to the global government and commercial space community, USN provides unparalleled coverage through PrioraNet, a seamless network of worldwide satellite tracking and communications assets. These assets include both those owned by USN and those of our collaborative partners.

Founded by aerospace pioneer Charles “Pete” Conrad, Jr., USN reflects his leadership, innovative spirit and dedication to excellence. From our network management centers in Horsham, PA, and Chantilly, VA, to our global network of ground stations, USN is the model for progressive engineered solutions — with a successful track record to back it up.


5…4…3…2…1… The final seconds before a launch are filled with anticipation and hope. The excitement is palpable. The future lies ahead.

These early moments in a mission might be the most thrilling, but every second that follows is arguably just as critical. At Universal Space Network (USN), we’ve made it our business to live in the details of those seconds.

Our commitment to quality service begins long before the countdown. From the moment we are called on to prepare for launch, our multidisciplinary teams build partnerships with the customer to ensure that the critical communications services will be there when needed. Each mission is planned with care and creativity, reflecting both the breadth and depth of our experience and our core principles of providing quality and reliability.

Success in space often hinges on ground control and communications. We’ve built a worldwide network of tracking stations and network control centers to provide cost-effective operations and telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C) services. USN also provides spacecraft management services; ground network design, implementation and operations; and satellite service engineering support.

USN is led by a handpicked team of the aerospace industry’s top minds. Our staff and management bring a level of excitement, intensity and professionalism to every project. And because of our unique structure, we are able to move fast, cut costs and still provide best-in-class, mission-critical services and solutions.

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