Missions

Over 10 years of Flight Success & Decades to come

Milani

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

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

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.

Pathfinder

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Tranche_0

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

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

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

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

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

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.

PropCube

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.

Cicero

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

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.

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) 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.