Final Analysis Incorporated (FAI) proposed deploying a 26-satellite constellation for data services, and to that end launched FAISAT-1 in January 1995 and FAISAT-2 in October 1997.

SDL delivered a hardware in-the-loop emulator for the attitude determination and control system and provided instrumentation, fabrication, integration and testing for FAISAT 1 and 2. These satellites were designed with 7-10 year design life.