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Low-Cost SmallSats to Explore to Our Solar System's Boundaries | NASA
bubble enclosed cubesat deep space explorers, using metalicized sphere surfaces as the primary antenna reflector
cubesat  space  research  technology  sphere  membrane  flector  antenna 
april 2019 by asteroza
Lockheed Martin's First Smart Satellites are Tiny with Big Missions - Mar 20, 2019
LM50 SmartSat is a new 6U cubesat based modular bus chassis for smallsats, with software defined features. Or a fancy way of saying the onboard computer is now powerful enough to do full SDR and run a hypervisor for VM's and containers, courtesy of SHREC.
Lockheed  6U  cubesat  bus  chassis  modular  satellite  space  hardware  electronics  devices 
march 2019 by asteroza
D-Orbit | New Space Solutions
Some sort of newspace sat maker, contracted with Firefly for 15 launches
newspace  satellite  cubesat  manufacturer  space 
march 2019 by asteroza
OSA | Superresolution far-field imaging by coded phase reflectors distributed only along the boundary of synthetic apertures
So you can cheat quite a bit more with optical synthetic aperture designs than previously thought. May make cubesat mirrors with photon thruster management feasible for very large apertures...
hypertelescope  telescope  optics  mirror  research  synthetic  aperture  array  coflyer  space  cubesat 
january 2019 by asteroza
Capella Space
Trying to build a SAR constellation using 3U cubesats. Interesting SAR antenna design... Which MMA is suing them over since MMA makes similar and MMA's CTO suddenly jumped to this startup after Capella having done an exploratory business arrangement with MMA which was cut off just before he left...
cubesat  SAR  radar  constellation  newspace  space  research  technology  folding  compact  deployable  antenna 
september 2018 by asteroza
OrbitFab
Looks like someone is running with Jonathan Goff's idea of using a small orbital propellant depot to store propellants delivered via rideshares from volume limited payload launches, then using a 3 burn departure methodology to go to deep space
orbital  propellant  depot  space  station  smallsat  cubesat  departure  stage  refueling  newspace 
august 2018 by asteroza
Business development for the space industry.|Space BD
Apparently will also be arranging cubesat launches from ISS Kibo (with Nanoracks?)
japan  JAXA  ISS  cubesat  launch  newspace  space 
june 2018 by asteroza
Phase Four wins NASA and commercial deals for electric propulsion system - SpaceNews.com
Formerly the CAT thruster guys, making the cubesat equivalent of a lowtech VASIMR plasma thruster, running on water or argon or xenon (in this case)
newspace  space  propulsion  cubesat  plasma  thruster  CAT 
may 2018 by asteroza
NSLComm
Interesting deployable antenna reflector using a shape memory polymer for the reflector ribs (so sorta looks like a clam shell), and an active focus subreflector to correct and beam steer.
newspace  deployable  antenna  reflector  space  cubesat  collapsible  folding  shape  memory  polymer 
march 2018 by asteroza
swarm-technologies.com/
IoT satellite relay service, using very small satellites called SpaceBees. Like quarter cubesat scale (at least one dimension less than 5cm). Got busted for FCC unlicensed launch on PSLV C40 of 4 SpaceBee sats.
newspace  IoT  satellite  relay  cubesat  smallsat  microsat  nanosat  picosat  space  research 
march 2018 by asteroza
SPACE TELESCOPES - SpaceFab.US
Interesting design, uses what looks like deployable carbon fiber tubes (which are built up from a tape deployer style?) to extend the focal length so the small primary isn't as big of an issue (1m GSD!)
newspace  space  telescope  cubesat  12U  deployable  secondary  mirror  carbon  fiber  tape  tube  earth  observation  surveillance  remote  sensing 
november 2017 by asteroza
Rocket motor concept could boost CubeSat missions
Somehow gasifying a solid fuel, which then is piped to and reacts with a solid oxidizer section
cubesat  space  propulsion  segregated  solid  fuel  oxidizer  thruster  rocket 
july 2017 by asteroza
Маяк
crowdfunded student research cubesat called mayak, which will deploy a large reflector to make an artificial star in LEO
russia  mayak  cubesat  artificial  star  solar  reflector  space  crowdfunding  student  research 
july 2017 by asteroza
Thrustme | Lets the small satellite space revolution begin
Uses a gridded ion thruster with solid iodine fuel, but fuel vacuum sublimation may put upper limits on lifetime? Though the size does look interesting for cubesats
grid  ion  thruster  cubesat  small  form  factor  space  propulsion  europe  france  EU  solid  iodine  fuel 
june 2017 by asteroza
BridgeSat - Satellite data bandwidth ground station network
New commercial smallsat lasercomm terminals for smallsats, plus a ground receiver network? Now teaming with Boeing for the ground network buildout...
lasercomm  space  laser  communication  communications  hardware  electronics  devices  satcom  terminal  smallsat  cubesat  optical  ground  receiver  network 
august 2016 by asteroza
CAT ENGINE | PHASE FOUR
CAT thruster manufacturing licensed to these guys
cubesat  space  propulsion  thruster  plasma  helicon  engine  electrodeless  Delicious 
august 2016 by asteroza
Vector Launch
Formerly Garvey Aerospace, working the dedicated cubesat launcher space, but not reusable so...
smallsat  microsat  microsatellite  cubesat  rocket  launcher  space  startup  newspace  Delicious 
june 2016 by asteroza
ARTSAT KIT - 個人でも手の届く衛星開発キット
Cubesat kit with help for arranging launch services, from Spaceshift.
japan  cubesat  DIY  kit  Delicious 
february 2016 by asteroza
Mirrorcle Technologies, Inc. - Home
Makes MEMS mirrors suitable for fast tracking in a lasercomm telescope for a cubesat lasercomm.
high  speed  MEMS  mirror  active  adaptive  optics  research  technology  cubesat  lasercomm  laser  communication  Delicious 
october 2015 by asteroza
Canopus Systems US |
YACC (yet another cubesat constellation) for remote sensing. Looks like 1U, so smaller than Planet Labs?!?
cubesat  remote  sensing  constellation  perseus  satellite  earth  observation  surveillance  hardware  space  Delicious 
june 2014 by asteroza
Nanohmics
Got an SBIR for developing cubesat solar thermoelectric generators.
SBIR  cubesat  solar  thermoelectric  thermal  power  generator  space  research  technology  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
may 2014 by asteroza
HYDROS Propulsion System
New cubesat thruster, uses on-orbit on-demand electrolysis of water to provide oxygen/hydrogen for the thruster, so you have an inert propellant.
water  electrolysis  hydrogen  oxygen  rocket  thruster  cubesat  space  propulsion  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
january 2014 by asteroza
PEPL: Thrusters: CubeSat Ambipolar Thruster
Cubesat thruster based on a baby VASIMR using a permanent magnet helicon setup.
cat  technology  plasma  engine  ambipolar  space  research  propulsion  helicon  compact  VASIMR  permanent  thruster  magnet  cubesat  Delicious 
july 2013 by asteroza
Home
Apparently got a SBIR to pursue cubesat betavoltaic power generators.
triple  junction  solar  cell  power  generator  materials  science  research  technology  green  energy  space  betavoltaic  cubesat  Delicious 
january 2013 by asteroza
Spaceflight Services Home Page
Interesting microtug for cubesat style secondary payload post launch orbital shifting, as a service.
Sherpa  cubesat  OTV  spacecraft  orbital  tug  vehicle  space  transportation  Delicious 
may 2012 by asteroza

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