Over 10 years of Flight Success & Decades to come
Milani (formerly known as APEX (Asteroid Prospection Explorer)) probe is
a 6U CubeSat mission to perform a multispectral mineral survey of the makeup
of the binary asteroid system (65803) Didymos / Dimorphos.
Its main instrument, the ASPECT hyperspectral imager, combining visible and
near infrared wavelengths to survey the surface down to a maximum spatial
resolution of 1 m. It will also carry VISTA, an Italian-built dust detector.
The instrument is devoted to detect the presence of dust particles smaller
than 5-10 µm, to detect volatiles and light organics characterisation and to
monitor the molecular contamination in the surrounding of Mliani.
CAPSTONE will be the first spacecraft to operate in
a near rectilinear halo orbit around the Moon. In this
unique orbit, the CubeSat will rotate together with the
Moon as it orbits Earth and will pass as close as 1600 km
and as far as 70000 km from the lunar surface. It is a
12U CubeSat. is about the size of a small microwave
oven. Onboard is a communications system capable of
determining how far CAPSTONE is from NASA’s Lunar
Reconnaissance Orbiter and how fast the distance between
the two spacecraft is changing. The inter-spacecraft
information will be used to demonstrate software for
autonomous navigation, allowing future missions to
determine their location without having to rely exclusively
on tracking from Earth.
LunIR (Lunar Infrared Imaging), is a small lunar mission
designed by Lockheed Martin to test low-cost
instrumentation that could help study the lunar and Martian
surfaces and survey landing sites. It was selected in 2015 by
NASA's NextSTEP program. The LunIR satellite will be
deployed into lunar trajectory by the SLS (Block 1) iCPS.
During lunar fly-by, it will collect spectroscopy and
thermography, address both Moon and Mars SKGs
for surface characterization, remote sensing, and site selection.
LunIR is one of 13 cubesats planned to be carried with
the Orion Artemis-1 mission into a heliocentric orbit in
cis-lunar space on the maiden flight of the SLS (Block 1)
The Pathfinder Risk Reduction, also known by the manufacturers designation
Tyvak 0129, is a 6U CubeSat technology demonstration mission funded and
built by Tyvak, that serves as a risk reduction for NASA's PTD missions.
Tyvak-0129 seeks to gather in-flight data for the bus hardware platform as a
risk reduction prior to the NASA Pathfinder mission. The Tyvak-0129 bus
platform includes the next generation of Tyvak power, communication, GNC
and on-board processing subsystems and will be identical in form, fit and
function to the bus used on NASA Pathfinder. Subsequently, Tyvak-0129 will
serve as a flight demonstration to reduce risk and provide flight heritage to the
bus platform prior to the launch of the NASA Pathfinder (PTD) experimental
missions later in 2019.
Centauri 3 & 4, is a pathfinder satellites for Fleet Space
Technologies' planned 140 satellite network for global
satellite connectivity to the Internet of things (IoT) designed
for use in the energy, utilities, and resource industries.
The Centauri satellites are built to the 6U CubeSat form factor.
They weigh less than 10 kg and are the size of a shoe box,
has 119 times the data capacity compared to its Centauri 1 & 2
predecessors and is integrated with the satellite bus/avionics
in an ongoing collaboration with US nanosatellites systems
CPOD (Cubesat Proximity Operations Demonstration), formerly
known as PONSFD (Proximity Operations Nano-Satellite Flight
Demonstration), is a two satellite cubesat mission by Tyvak
Nanosatellite Systems LLC to demonstrate proximity and
rendezvous operations with cubesat class satellites.
The objective of the PONSFD mission is to design, develop, and
demonstrate rendezvous and proximity operations to a support
inspection missions utilizing a CubeSat.
NanoACE is a technology demonstrator by Tyvak Nano-Satellite
Systems, Inc. to validate the Endeavor suite technologies that will
be used for future missions and is solely for the purpose of internal
Tyvak development as an attitude control experiment.
The technology demonstration will validate the Command and
Data Handling (CDH) system, Guidance Navigation and Control
(GNC) software and actuators, as well as test visible and IR cameras.
Runner is a small optical earth observation satellite by ImageSat Int.
featuring a true color imaging and video capability for commercial and
government intelligence customers. The satellite, built by Tyvak, features
a 35 cm telescope capable of full color imaging and video with a ground
resolution of of 71 cm and a swath width of 5.6 km in the 400 nm to 670 nm
spectral bands. It will operate from a 500 km sun-synchronous orbit as part
of a high-revisit satellites constellation.
RainCube (Radar In a CubeSat) is a technology validation mission by NASA's
Jet Propulsion Laboratory to demonstrate the operation and performance of
a miniaturized Ka-band Atmospheric Radar for CubeSats (miniKaAR-C) in
the space environment on a low-cost, quick-turnaround platform.
The Transport Layer is an experimental military satellite
constellation developed by the SDA (Space Development
Agency), which will serve as the backbone of the NDSA,
connecting the various satellites to each other and to the
war fighter. The Transport Layer will provide the key space
network component to the Department of Defense’s Joint
All-Domain Command and Control.
GeoStare, is a 3U Cubesat mission designed by Tyvak
to test the use of CubeSats as Space Situational
Awareness observatories. It is to test an optical
telescope system that can be used for Earth and space
observation, monitoring of space objects including
space debris, and to catalog variability of luminous stars.
ACSCISAT, also known under the manufacturers designation
Tyvak 53b, is a technology demonstrator built by Tyvak
Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc. for Pacific Scientific Energetic
Materials Company (PacSci EMC) to provide spaceflight
heritage to several of PacSci EMC's satellite products. The
company will conduct payload tests to prove the performance
of several of its commercial space technologies once the
satellite is commissioned and in orbit. The mission was
undertaken to give the company’s customers additional assurance
and confidence that an electronic controller and propulsion system
perform as specified in the harsh space environment where reliability,
precision and control are paramount. PacSci EMC self-funded
PACSCISAT to establish flight heritage, or
flight-proven history, for these products.
NANOVA, also known by the manufacturers designation
Tyvak 0092, is a 3U CubeSat designed by Tyvak with its
commercial partner Elbit to demonstrate Search & Rescue
capabilities for the COMMTRAILS program. NANOVA is a
machine-to-machine communication demonstration and
validation vehicle, designed to acquire signals from Ground
Terminals and downlink to Ground Stations. Its payload is a
UHF software defined radio (SDR) equipped with a customized
deployable helix antenna.
ELO Alpha (Eutelsat LEO for Objects) is a 6U CubeSat built by
Tyvak International SRL, a subsidiary of Terran Orbital Corporation,
as a prototype for Eutelsat's low earth orbit Internet of Things (IoT)
constellation. ELO will be used to assess the performance of low earth
orbit (LEO) satellites in providing narrowband connectivity for objects.
The satellite operator will be drawing on the technology of Sigfox,
which runs a unique global narrowband network dedicated to the IoT.
FSSCat A and B or 3Cat 5A and 5B, are two 6U CubeSat
developed at the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC)
The mission is to collect data to complement the Copernicus
Sentinels and, in particular, to support the Copernicus Land
and Marine Environment services using a state-of-the-art
dual microwave payload as well as a multispectral optical
payload. Also it is to demonstrate Inter-Satellite Links (ISL)
with a Laser Communication Payload.
The PropCube (Propagation CubeSat) series of 1U CubeSats
are ionospheric research satellites to measure artificial ionization.
The satellites were developed by the Naval Postgraduate School
(NPS) and provided by Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc. The
cubesats are performing dual frequency ionospheric calibration
measurements of ionospheric electron density and irregularities.
They performing measurements of total electron content by
differential group delay, of plasma irregularities by amplitude
and phase scintillations and detection of artificial ionization and
irregularities generated by the HAARP, Arecibo and Sura high
CICERO (Community Initiative for Cellular Earth Remote Observation)
is a constellation of 24+low-Earth Orbiting (LEO) micro-satellites for
performing GPS and Galileo radio occultation (GNSS-RO) of Earth’s
atmosphere and surface remote sensing by GNSS reflection. They are
operated by GeoOptics. The system will deliver critical data on the state
of the earth to scientists and decision makers worldwide. Products will
include high-accuracy profiles of atmospheric pressure, temperature, and
moisture; 3D maps of the electron distribution in the ionosphere; and a
variety of ocean and ice properties. Principal applications will be weather
forecasting, climate research, and space weather monitoring.
PredaSAR, a subsidiary of Terran Orbital, plans to establish an 96 advanced
commercial SAR satellite constellation for delivering high resolution SAR
imagery both military and commercial customers. PredaSAR spacecraft
employ an advanced, proprietary radar payload to create 2D Synthetic
Aperture Radar images, 3D reconstructions of objects and the Earth’s surface,
and customer-tailored data products. SAR satellites provide high-resolution
images at any time of day and in any weather condition, overcoming natural
limitations of traditional optical satellites.
CAPSTONE Will Be The First Spacecraft To Operate In A Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit Around The Moon. In This Unique Orbit, The CubeSat Will Rotate Together With The Moon As It Orbits Earth And Will Pass As Close As 1600 Km And As Far As 70000 Km From The Lunar Surface. It Is A 12U CubeSat. Is About The Size Of A Small Microwave Oven. Onboard Is A Communications System Capable Of Determining How Far CAPSTONE Is From NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter And How Fast The Distance Between The Two Spacecraft Is Changing. The Inter-Spacecraft Information Will Be Used To Demonstrate Software For Autonomous Navigation, Allowing Future Missions To Determine Their Location Without Having To Rely Exclusively On Tracking From Earth.
LunIR (Lunar Infrared Imaging), Is A Small Lunar Mission Designed By Lockheed Martin To Test Low-Cost Instrumentation That Could Help Study The Lunar And Martian Surfaces And Survey Landing Sites. It Was Selected In 2015 By NASA's NextSTEP Program. The LunIR Satellite Will Be Deployed Into Lunar Trajectory By The SLS (Block 1) ICPS. During Lunar Fly-By, It Will Collect Spectroscopy And Thermography, Address Both Moon And Mars SKGs For Surface Characterization, Remote Sensing, And Site Selection. LunIR Is One Of 13 Cubesats Planned To Be Carried With The Orion Artemis-1 Mission Into A Heliocentric Orbit In Cis-Lunar Space On The Maiden Flight Of The SLS (Block 1) ICPS Launch.
GeoStare, Is A 3U Cubesat Mission Designed By Tyvak To Test The Use Of CubeSats As Space Situational Awareness Observatories. It Is To Test An Optical Telescope System That Can Be Used For Earth And Space Observation, Monitoring Of Space Objects Including Space Debris, And To Catalog Variability Of Luminous Stars.
Centauri 3 & 4, Is A Pathfinder Satellites For Fleet Space Technologies' Planned 140 Satellite Network For Global Satellite Connectivity To The Internet Of Things (IoT) Designed For Use In The Energy, Utilities, And Resource Industries. The Centauri Satellites Are Built To The 6U CubeSat Form Factor. They Weigh Less Than 10 Kg And Are The Size Of A Shoe Box, Has 119 Times The Data Capacity Compared To Its Centauri 1 & 2 Predecessors And Is Integrated With The Satellite Bus/Avionics In An Ongoing Collaboration With US Nanosatellites Systems Designer Tyvak.
CPOD (Cubesat Proximity Operations Demonstration), Formerly Known As PONSFD (Proximity Operations Nano-Satellite Flight Demonstration), Is A Two Satellite Cubesat Mission By Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems LLC To Demonstrate Proximity And Rendezvous Operations With Cubesat Class Satellites. The Objective Of The PONSFD Mission Is To Design, Develop, And Demonstrate Rendezvous And Proximity Operations To A Support Inspection Missions Utilizing A CubeSat.
NanoACE Is A Technology Demonstrator By Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc. To Validate The Endeavor Suite Technologies That Will Be Used For Future Missions And Is Solely For The Purpose Of Internal Tyvak Development As An Attitude Control Experiment. The Technology Demonstration Will Validate The Command And Data Handling (CDH) System, Guidance Navigation And Control (GNC) Software And Actuators, As Well As Test Visible And IR Cameras.
Runner Is A Small Optical Earth Observation Satellite By ImageSat Int. Featuring A True Color Imaging And Video Capability For Commercial And Government Intelligence Customers. The Satellite, Built By Tyvak, Features A 35 Cm Telescope Capable Of Full Color Imaging And Video With A Ground Resolution Of Of 71 Cm And A Swath Width Of 5.6 Km In The 400 Nm To 670 Nm Spectral Bands. It Will Operate From A 500 Km Sun-Synchronous Orbit As Part Of A High-Revisit Satellites Constellation.
RainCube (Radar In A CubeSat) Is A Technology Validation Mission By NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory To Demonstrate The Operation And Performance Of A Miniaturized Ka-Band Atmospheric Radar For CubeSats (MiniKaAR-C) In The Space Environment On A Low-Cost, Quick-Turnaround Platform.
CICERO (Community Initiative For Cellular Earth Remote Observation) Is A Constellation Of 24+Low-Earth Orbiting (LEO) Micro-Satellites For Performing GPS And Galileo Radio Occultation (GNSS-RO) Of Earth’s Atmosphere And Surface Remote Sensing By GNSS Reflection. They Are Operated By GeoOptics. The System Will Deliver Critical Data On The State Of The Earth To Scientists And Decision Makers Worldwide. Products Will Include High-Accuracy Profiles Of Atmospheric Pressure, Temperature, And Moisture; 3D Maps Of The Electron Distribution In The Ionosphere; And A Variety Of Ocean And Ice Properties. Principal Applications Will Be Weather Forecasting, Climate Research, And Space Weather Monitoring.
The Pathfinder Risk Reduction, Also Known By The Manufacturers Designation Tyvak 0129, Is A 6U CubeSat Technology Demonstration Mission Funded And Built By Tyvak, That Serves As A Risk Reduction For NASA's PTD Missions. Tyvak-0129 Seeks To Gather In-Flight Data For The Bus Hardware Platform As A Risk Reduction Prior To The NASA Pathfinder Mission. The Tyvak-0129 Bus Platform Includes The Next Generation Of Tyvak Power, Communication, GNC And On-Board Processing Subsystems And Will Be Identical In Form, Fit And Function To The Bus Used On NASA Pathfinder. Subsequently, Tyvak-0129 Will Serve As A Flight Demonstration To Reduce Risk And Provide Flight Heritage To The Bus Platform Prior To The Launch Of The NASA Pathfinder (PTD) Experimental Missions Later In 2019.
The Transport Layer Is An Experimental Military Satellite Constellation Developed By The SDA (Space Development Agency), Which Will Serve As The Backbone Of The NDSA, Connecting The Various Satellites To Each Other And To The War Fighter. The Transport Layer Will Provide The Key Space Network Component To The Department Of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command And Control.
ACSCISAT, Also Known Under The Manufacturers Designation Tyvak 53b, Is A Technology Demonstrator Built By Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc. For Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company (PacSci EMC) To Provide Spaceflight Heritage To Several Of PacSci EMC's Satellite Products. The Company Will Conduct Payload Tests To Prove The Performance Of Several Of Its Commercial Space Technologies Once The Satellite Is Commissioned And In Orbit. The Mission Was Undertaken To Give The Company’s Customers Additional Assurance And Confidence That An Electronic Controller And Propulsion System Perform As Specified In The Harsh Space Environment Where Reliability, Precision And Control Are Paramount. PacSci EMC Self-Funded PACSCISAT To Establish Flight Heritage, Or Flight-Proven History, For These Products.
ELO Alpha (Eutelsat LEO For Objects) Is A 6U CubeSat Built By Tyvak International SRL, A Subsidiary Of Terran Orbital Corporation, As A Prototype For Eutelsat's Low Earth Orbit Internet Of Things (IoT) Constellation. ELO Will Be Used To Assess The Performance Of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites In Providing Narrowband Connectivity For Objects. The Satellite Operator Will Be Drawing On The Technology Of Sigfox, Which Runs A Unique Global Narrowband Network Dedicated To The IoT.
The PropCube (Propagation CubeSat) Series Of 1U CubeSats Are Ionospheric Research Satellites To Measure Artificial Ionization. The Satellites Were Developed By The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) And Provided By Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc. The Cubesats Are Performing Dual Frequency Ionospheric Calibration Measurements Of Ionospheric Electron Density And Irregularities. They Performing Measurements Of Total Electron Content By Differential Group Delay, Of Plasma Irregularities By Amplitude And Phase Scintillations And Detection Of Artificial Ionization And Irregularities Generated By The HAARP, Arecibo And Sura High Frequency Facilities.
FSSCat A and B or 5A and 5B, Are Two CubeSats Developed At The Universidad Politécnica De Cataluña (UPC) The Mission Is To Collect Data To Complement The Copernicus Sentinels And, In Particular, To Support The Copernicus Land And Marine Environment Services Using A State-Of-The-Art Dual Microwave Payload As Well As A Multispectral Optical Payload. Also It Is To Demonstrate Inter-Satellite Links (ISL) With A Laser Communication Payload.
PredaSAR, A Subsidiary Of Terran Orbital, Plans To Establish An 96 Advanced Commercial SAR Satellite Constellation For Delivering High Resolution SAR Imagery Both Military And Commercial Customers. PredaSAR Spacecraft Employ An Advanced, Proprietary Radar Payload To Create 2D Synthetic Aperture Radar Images, 3D Reconstructions Of Objects And The Earth’s Surface, And Customer-Tailored Data Products. SAR Satellites Provide High-Resolution Images At Any Time Of Day And In Any Weather Condition, Overcoming Natural Limitations Of Traditional Optical Satellites.