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1. TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP

SAVE SIGNIFICANT COST

HELIX saves significant cost across development/operations and visibly reduces total cost of ownership

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Assess your mission savings

Saves significant cost, time and effort. Contact us to discuss what it can save for your mission.

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2. rapid development

SHORT TIME TO MARKET

Facilitates rapid development of space solutions, helping to avoid costly delays and significantly improve time to market

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Flightkit

Flightkit is a component-based development platform, designed to build unique flight software packages for any mission, regardless of its objective or scale – whether it’s a single nanosatellite or a large constellation.

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3. End-to-end solution

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR RESOURCES

End-to-end solution that connects the currently disjointed, fragmented and inefficient space software systems

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How to Future-Proof Your Space Software System

Future-proofing you space software system and making sure it lasts is by no means easy, but launch after launch we are proving that the right products, technology and expertise are exactly what’s needed for success.

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4. SINGLE SPACE SYSTEM

TIGHT INTEGRATION BETWEEN SPACE AND GROUND SYSTEMS

Tight integration between products at the architectural level for significantly improved efficiency, simplicity and clarity

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Benefits of Integrated Space-Ground Software Systems

The ground and space segments of a satellite project are often developed independently of each other and at different life cycles of the mission. Find out about an alternative model-based approach which support for quick and easy integration of flight and ground segments.

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5. SCALABILITY

FROM A SINGLE CUBESAT INTO A CONSTELLATION

Highly scalable to support evolving space systems, easy and straightforward to extend or build new HELIX applications

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Component Based Software

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What does “component-based” software really mean?

Components are the central elements of HELIX. Software systems on many missions perform a number of similar tasks which are provided in HELIX as library components to allows users to quickly cover basic functionality of the system and focus on the development of bespoke components, unique to their particular mission.

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6. Platform- and vendor independence

MULTIPLE HARDWARE VENDORS

Platform- and vendor independent, allowing for a variety of different subsystems, even within a single large constellation

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Say No to Vendor Lock-In: Benefits of an Open and Modular Software System

As a service provider, you may want to take advantage of price competition between hardware manufacturers and make your constellations heterogeneous, comprising satellites from different manufacturers with different capabilities. Learn more about avoiding vendor lock-in.

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7. SIMPLE RE-USE

SAVE TIME ON FUTURE WORK

Simple re-use existing software on new missions, even if the hardware is different, avoiding the need to start from scratch

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Developing Flight Software for Large Satellite Systems

As the New Space market continues to grow, more and more satellite applications require a large number of spacecraft. Find out how to efficiently design flight software to support high-volume development.

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8. HERITAGE

LAUNCHED MISSIONS

Proven heritage and deep expertise on best space software design practices with over 40 missions in orbit

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Launched missions

Over 40 missions in space

Our technology is flight-proven with 40 missions in orbit flying our software.

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9. FLEXIBILITY

EXTEND YOUR SYSTEM

Exceptionally flexible to support extensive configuration or integration with 3rd party software

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HELIX OPS: COMING SOON

A highly flexible and tightly integrated graphical environment for all aspects of mission operations

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10. Architectural clarity

CLEVER SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE

Architectural clarity for better mission visibility to avoid higher and significant risks at later stages

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The Future of Satellite Software Technologies

The satellite industry is booming like never before and there is no indication that this rapid and sustained growth may halt in the coming years. In this blog post we take a look at the future of satellite software technologies, explore where the industry is heading and how we – as a space software provider – plan to address these challenges.

CORE PRODUCTS

Product

HELIX FLIGHTKIT: COMING SOON

Newest flight software development environment for better clarity, ease of use, build speed and flexibility

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HELIX OPS: COMING SOON

A highly flexible and tightly integrated graphical environment for all aspects of mission operations

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Sponsorship

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We are passionate about space. We want to be part of the most exciting missions and contribute to academic research. At the start of each academic year we select up to 3 most interesting student missions to sponsor with our flight and ground software free of charge. All you need to do is tell us about your mission!

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What’s Included?

Sponsorship includes a software bundle of our Flight Software Development Kit and Mission Control Software, provided free of charge and valid for a duration of 3 calendar years.

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Eligibility

To be eligible, you must use the software as part of your research or teaching at an accredited degree-granting college or university. These licenses cannot be used for commercial gain or any direct revenue generating capacity.

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How to apply?

Applying for sponsorship couldn’t be simpler! All you need to do is tell us about your mission by completing a form on our website. The entries will be studied by a panel of three reviewers and the winners will be contacted by email.

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Important Dates

The application process will be open between 7th September 2023 to 31st October 2023. We will aim to announce the winner by 27th November 2023.

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CASE STUDIES

DON’T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

Find out more about some of our previous Sponsorship winners – the SeaLion Mission, developed by Old Dominion University, and EIRSAT-1, the first Irish satellite developed by University College Dublin.

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Making History with the First Irish Satellite

As part of our Bright Start programme, we sponsor up to three most interesting and promising academic missions a year. Find out more about one of our 2021 winners.

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Reaching New Heights with the SeaLion Mission

Bright Start Academic Programme sponsorship is a great way to get free access to our flight and ground software. Find out more about one of our 2021 winners.

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WHAT ARE THE PRODUCTS?

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Flight Software Development Kit

Unique development environment for mission-specific flight software

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Mission Control Software

Easy-to-use monitoring and control of onboard changes during development and flight

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MORE FROM OUR BLOG

Browse our blog posts and case studies to find out more about how our software works and how it can visibly improve your mission development and operation.

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Comparing the FSDK with Open Source Spacecraft Flight Software Frameworks

In looking for solutions to help you develop spacecraft software, there are a variety of options open to you. Some, like the Gen1 Flight Software Development Kit (FSDK), are commercially…

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Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Space Software Development

Over the past 10 years we have gained an impressive amount of experience building diverse satellite missions. See our list of “Dos” and “Don’ts” that we often come across in…

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Integrated Development Kits Software

The Future of Satellite Software Technologies

The satellite industry is booming like never before and there is no indication that this rapid and sustained growth may halt in the coming years. In this blog post we take…

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What Is GenerationOne Technology?

In the rapidly changing commercial space market, there is a strong need to produce satellite software quickly and at low cost. Find our how our GenerationOne technology supports software reuse.

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How to Reduce Satellite Development Time with Off-The-Shelf Flight Software

One key challenge of most CubeSat mission is the project schedule, which is often tight, meaning that flight software needs to be available early in the space mission development and…

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Case study

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IOD-1 GEMS

The IOD-1 mission was the key first step in the OMS’s GEMS programme roll-out to test commercial viability of the service and prove the concept and technology.

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FARADAY PHOENIX

The Faraday Phoenix mission enables multiple third-party payloads to ‘rideshare ’ on a single satellite platform, providing fast and low-cost access to space.

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Academic Programme

Bright Start

Download the Bright Start brochure to find everything you need to know about our Academic Programme.

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Licence Plans: specially designed and heavily discounted product bundle licences for the academic community

Training and Support: to make sure you have sufficient training and support to use our software, we provide access to member-exclusive support forum and organise shared training sessions

Sponsorship: an opportunity to get your academic mission sponsored with free FSDK and MCS licence bundle. We sponsor up to 3 academic missions each year.

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1. Licence Plans

Choose your licence plan

To be eligible for academic licensing, your primary intent must be to use the software as part of your research or teaching at an accredited degree-granting college or university. These licences cannot be used for commercial gain or any direct revenue generating capacity.

Types of license plans


Academic licence

Classroom Licence: FREE

Need an educational licence for evaluation or learning purposes? Look no further! Our software package is entirely free of charge for classroom use. What’s more, it comes with all the same support and training offered to paying Academic Flight Licence users.


Academic licence

Flight Licence: £275*/month

Ready to start your journey into space? Our Academic Flight Licence is a heavily discounted bundle of both our flight and ground software products, available as a 3 year plan. Coupled with shared training and community support, it gives you everything you need to blast your mission into space! (*based on a 3 year licence)

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2. Support

Build connections

Simply having access to our software may not be enough and you may require training and access to further support. Whilst we are unable to offer individual helpdesk support to academic licence users, we won’t leave you on your own and will provide multiple help options through our academic programme.

Support and Training


Support

Support Forum

Member exclusive support community: connect with teams across the world for mutual help and support through our member forum


Training

Shared training sessions

We organise regular shared training with Q&A sessions, available to all members of the academic programme


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Student collaboration

We aim to inspire student collaboration and involvement across multiple teams across the world through shared activities, such as training and support forum

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3. Sponsorship

Your journey is on us

At the start of each academic year we select 3 most interesting student missions to sponsor with our Academic Flight Licence free of charge. This includes both FSDK and MCS products.

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Read More about Sponsorship

Find our more about Sponsorship and if it works for you.


Application

Apply on our website

Submit the form on our website. Make sure to include as much detail as you can about your project and your mission.

Product

Flight Software Development Kit

Unique development environment for mission-specific flight software

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Mission Control Software

Easy-to-use monitoring and control of onboard changes during development and flight

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For evaluation and educational purposes we offer a Classroom Academic license, which is entirely free of charge for classroom use. What’s more, it comes with all the same support and training offered to paying Academic Flight License users.

Getting your mission sponsored couldn’t be easier! All you need to do is complete and submit the application form on our website. Make sure to include as much detail as you can about your project and your mission. Alternatively, the form can be available offline – please contact us on brightstart@brightascension.com to receive a copy of the application form.

The Bright Start Academic Programme is open to faculty, staff, or students at a degree-granting academic institution. Academic licenses are subject to the Bright Ascension T&Cs and are restricted to academic use only. Usage for commercial purposes is not supported by Academic liceses.

It’s simple! Are you planning to fly your spacecraft? Then you need a Flight License, which is a heavily discounted bundle of our FSDK and MCS products. Or do you need the software for educational purposes and classroom use only? In that case, the Classroom license should suffice. What’s more, our Classroom license completely free of charge!
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1. Solution

Keep your bottom line in check

Your bottom line determines the viability of your space-based service delivery. Keeping the costs low and finding smarter ways to improve efficiency is the winning formula for success. Discover our highly customisable, but readily available off-the-shelf space software, designed to optimise and simplify your mission.

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Flight Software Development Kit

Our Flight Software Development Kit allows you to quickly build your unique mission software package, using our extensive library of pre-validated and configurable off-the-shelf components.


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The real cost of open source software

It is easy to choose open source flight software or in-house development based on purchase cost only. But it is crucial to think beyond the purchase point and take into account all the expenses and risks through to the final qualified ready-for-flight version.

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2. Solution

Avoid vendor lock-in

As a satellite owner, you may consider taking advantage of price competition between spacecraft manufacturers to make your constellation heterogeneous, comprising satellites from different vendors with different capabilities. The flexibility of our space software allows you to choose the most appropriate hardware and avoid a high-cost vendor lock-in.

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Why and how to avoid vendor lock-in

Learn how to benefit from an open and modular software system and avoid vendor lock-in, which comes with a few potential threats.


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Launched missions

We are flight-proven

Over the years, 24 spacecrafts have been launched into orbit with our flight software onboard, with many more missions currently in development.

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3. Solution

Make use of integrated solutions

To get the maximum value, take advantage of the seamless integration of our space- and ground-based solutions. Our underlying GenerationOne model-based framework captures and documents the software architecture in a model which is used across all elements of the software system, including flight and ground, during both development and operational phases. This offers significant and unparalleled improvements in efficiency, automation and cost reduction.

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Benefits of an integrated flight and ground software system

Our unified approach to flight and ground software development through a shared functional architectural model brings a wide range of benefits to all aspects of missions, end-to-end and across the full life cycle.


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Mission Control Software

Our cutting-edge Mission Control Software enables more efficient, automated and scalable operations, which means you can focus on the mission and its goals, and let the software control the flight.

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1. Solution

Launch faster

Our Flight Software Development Kit uses a modular structure, which means that even the most unique mission software can be developed in record time by combining pre-existing off-the-shelf components, common to most missions, with bespoke ones, unique to your spacecraft.

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Flight Software Development Kit

FSDK allows you to combine bespoke and pre-validated library software components. This means you can develop your spacecraft flight software faster and with greater reliability.


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Technical Info

Systems and platforms we support

View the growing list of Onboard computer (OBC) platforms, communications protocols and subsystems supported by the FSDK.

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2. Solution

Reduce risk of failure

It is easy to build a CubeSat, but it is hard to ensure that nothing goes wrong with it in orbit. Our heavily tested, proven code is developed to strict coding standards for mission-critical software and produces pre-validated and readily-available software components to reduce the risk of failure. Our extensive flight heritage is another testament to the quality and reliability of our software.

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FSDK vs open-source options

It is easy to choose an open-source solution based on purchase cost only. But it is crucial to take into account all the expenses and risks through to the final qualified ready-for-flight version.


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Launched missions

We are flight-proven

Over the years, more than 30 spacecrafts have reached orbit with our flight software onboard, with many more missions currently in development.

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3. Solution

Minimise your costs

The key to low-cost and fast CubeSat development is standardisation of both hardware and software. Modular and off-the-shelf spacecraft flight software is cost-effective by its very nature, but it is also quick to implement, meaning that it can significantly reduce your engineering effort, lowering your costs even further.

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How to build a low-cost satellite

Standardisation and wide use of off-the-shelf components allow developers to keep costs under control at fixed prices and limit the requirement for specialist skills and resources.


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10 Dos and Don’ts of Space Software Development

Over the past 10 years we have gained an impressive amount of experience building a good number of diverse satellite missions. To mark our 10th anniversary, we have compiled a list of common “Dos” and “Don’ts” that we often come across in the development process.

Being incredibly small satellites, it would be uneconomical to give CubeSats their own dedicated launches. Though CubeSats still (currently) need the help of a rocket to get into orbit, no individual CubeSat is the main payload of its ride vehicle. Some rockets are launched with the purpose of carrying several nanosatellites into orbit at once, acting as CubeSat launch services, but often a CubeSat ‘rideshares’ a rocket, piggybacking off a spacecraft launched for another purpose. An alternative to these rideshare launches is to deploy CubeSats from the International Space Station. Using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS), the satellite arrives at the ISS among other cargo and is deployed into orbit from the station’s airlock. Once launched, CubeSats are generally on their own. Some can use propulsion systems that utilise fuel while other non-fuel methods face ongoing testing, but the majority are left to the mercy of atmospheric drag which slowly erodes their orbits.

CubeSats typically serve a lifespan of two to five years. Part of this is due to the fact that small satellites can’t fight drag as effectively as their larger brethren. Additionally, the limited space and weight allowance of a CubeSat means that incorporating propulsion systems that utilise an onboard fuel source is difficult. When the time comes to remove a CubeSat from orbit, it’s typically left to fall back into our atmosphere where it will disintegrate as it falls to Earth, a concept commonly seen in sci-fi media and cultural depictions of space travel. This is possible thanks to the smaller size of CubeSat satellites meaning there is less material to burn up. Currently, this is the most efficient and feasible way to dispose of an old CubeSat. Due to their limited lifespans, CubeSats serving ongoing purposes need constant replenishment. However, this doesn’t always mean simple like-for-like swaps, as changes in software and hardware can leave different nodes of a CubeSat constellation mismatched. Care has to be taken to ensure that systems can still communicate and the network still functions as intended from the top down. Different architectures between individual satellites can complicate management of the network – a challenge that is fully met by our GenerationOne technology that underpins all our software products. The GenerationOne technology is component-based, meaning that any software elements responsible for particular functionality can be quickly swapped in and out once requirements or hardware change. But more importantly, it is also model-based – i.e. it automatically captures the model or description of the onboard system and shares it across the entire infrastructure, making integration and configuration as effortless as they can possibly be. This allows all the software and hardware elements of the space system communicate and work well together, greatly simplifying the task of managing satellites throughout their life cycles.

CubeSats are all about COTS components, so there is less time needed on developing the bits and pieces and more on the actual building, testing, and validating of your satellite. With a dedicated team and the necessary components to hand, a CubeSat could be built comfortably within a year or even less. CubeSat projects like those of NASA can take around two years from initial concept to finished satellite. Using an aforementioned CubeSat ‘kit’ could lessen your overall development time by eliminating the need to source certain parts, like a structure and onboard computer, instead condensing several required components into a single purchase.

It can be hard to know just how many satellites of any given kind have been put into orbit, as well as how many are still functioning and how many have since been decommissioned. According to the latest information available in the Nanosats Database, just shy of 1,900 CubeSats have been launched into Earth’s orbit, though there are doubtless more being built and tested as you read this right now. CubeSat numbers, in many ways, have more chances of increasing because of their accessibility and COTS component makeups. They don’t require the same infrastructure to build that conventional satellites demand, meaning anybody with the requisite time and knowhow could put one together in their bedroom.

Building a CubeSat can vary widely in cost. This often comes down to the complexity of the satellite you’re building and the sophistication of the parts included. A relatively simple 3U CubeSat can be built for around £20,000, with prices always changing as technology improves. Some components will represent the biggest chunk of cost where others might be surprisingly cheap. The difference between a 1U CubeSat structure and an 8U structure can take that particular part of your budget from £1,500 to £8,000. More powerful and recently-developed components will cost significantly more than legacy hardware. Cutting-edge battery matrixes and system cores are exclusive to larger budgets, with some of these parts costing significantly more than the entire development of a simpler, smaller CubeSat. Read more about how much it costs to build a CubeSat.

CubeSats use a power range roughly between five and 20 watts. Being small and sparing in the demand they place on components, CubeSats typically get away with diminutive onboard batteries and solar panels for recharging power. Similar to issues with accommodating propulsion, CubeSats only have so much space to work with when considering power systems. Some CubeSats will need very little in the way of power to keep components running, but others with more demanding missions may need to be keeping communication systems and imagers online in addition to everything else. Fortunately, being out in orbit means a higher exposure to solar radiation, meaning solar panels are many times more effective on a satellite than they are on the ground.

CubeSats were originally conceived as an accessible route to satellite development for students and budding engineers. As a result, they were commonly used for scientific and research-based missions, since they allowed universities to get their own spacecraft into orbit on limited budgets. However, among factors such as the miniaturisation of technology and emerging commercial space industry, commonly referred to as ‘New Space’, CubeSats have begun to replace conventional satellites in some applications. CubeSats are now used in constellations to meet navigation and telecommunications needs, and are even being tested in military and defence capabilities such as missile defence. With the right payload, a CubeSat can carry out its role just as effectively as a conventional satellite but with a much smaller mass and lower cost to both build and launch.

CubeSats can have the means to carry out missions just as effectively as bigger conventional satellites, while costing less to develop and build; being smaller and therefore easier to launch; and serving shorter lifespans which can be planned around and are more suitable for short-term missions and proof of concept flights. These benefits previously made them most beneficial to research teams and scientists with limited budgets (not to mention the lack of necessary facilities to build a big satellite). However, CubeSats are now equally as worthy of consideration for ‘real’ satellite teams as conventional spacecraft. CubeSats have been to Mars and NASA’s developing INSPIRE project aims to prove the efficacy of CubeSats far beyond Earth.

Although relatively straightforward, CubeSats can still generate long shopping lists of various components depending on their mission. COTS components come as simple as they possibly can, ready to essentially ‘plug and play’. This simplifies the build process, but by no means makes it trivial. To build a CubeSat, you will need:
  • Structure – essentially the skeleton of your CubeSat, giving you the shape and boundaries within which you’ll be integrating your components and turning it into an actual satellite. Structures come in various unit sizes, from as simple as 1U up to larger arrangements of 8U or more.
  • Power – a battery and power system to feed components is essential in a CubeSat. Solar panels can gather energy from the Sun and keep the battery topped up in times of lower demand.
  • Antenna – this will enable satellite communication and allow for telecommands. CubeSat antennas can’t jut out too much from the body of the satellite itself, and often need to be deployed once in orbit.
  • Onboard computers and software that runs it – though not a physical component one can cobble together, software is an essential element, holding the entire system together. CubeSat flight software gives the satellite its ability to function, essentially giving it a brain to process tasks and perform its role once out in orbit.
Other components might be necessary depending on the mission of the CubeSat, like:
  • Cameras and imagers
  • Attitude sensors and actuators
  • Propulsion
Apart from the components that will make up the CubeSat itself, you’ll also need some degree of electronic and technical knowhow, as well as a soldering iron and knowledge of how to use it. Some retailers sell ‘CubeSat kits’, which are designed to give you an easy start on building yours by including essentials like a structure and electronics to create the base.

CubeSats have nowhere to go but up (pardon the pun). The miniaturisation of technology has already seen incredible advancements in what’s possible within smaller and smaller devices, but there are still improvements to make. More powerful chips and microcomputers will help feed the future of satellite software technologies, and innovations in components can unlock new ways to control and utilise CubeSats. NASA is exploring these possibilities in depth. Its INSPIRE project is looking to prove CubeSats as capable of visiting asteroids and comets, planets like Venus, and even moons as far from us as Jupiter’s Europa. New Space competition only further fuels innovation, with new service providers likely to emerge that present methods to manage CubeSats and launch them into orbit in more affordable ways.

A CubeSat is a type of a small satellite composed of standardised sections called units. Each unit measures roughly 10cm³, hence the satellites’ name. CubeSats tend to fall under ‘nanosatellites’ in the context of satellite mass classifications, but while CubeSat satellite units may be a standard size, the spacecraft themselves are not a standard mass. As such, a CubeSat can be composed of a single unit or 16; it can weigh one kilogram or 20kg. CubeSats are commonly built using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components. This means they use the same components that you can find in a variety of consumer electronics and everyday items, rather than utilising parts specifically designed and developed for each particular mission, making them more accessible for less-specialised teams and smaller budgets. Despite this, CubeSats are quickly catching up to conventional satellites in terms of capabilities for dedicated missions and even interplanetary journeys.

In theory, anybody! Even hobbyists build CubeSats using COTS components, whereas conventional satellites were previously the work of scientists and engineers working on behalf of governmental departments. Having said that, quite often the same people that previously built conventional satellites are now working on CubeSats due to their usefulness. These same convenience factors mean private companies are also building satellites to offer services and fulfil roles that were previously unfeasible. Private entities can now act as support for satellite missions, manufacture and supply CubeSat components, and offer CubeSat launch services, stoking a market that has never existed before.
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1. Solution

Avoid complexity

There could be strong pressure to re-use software from a previous space mission because it is “flight-proven”, even when it is to blame for previous difficulties due to its complexity. Our solutions offer an opportunity to significantly simplify your mission software. Simplicity costs less, but gains you more.

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Product

Flight Software Development Kit

FSDK allows you to combine bespoke and pre-validated library software components. This means you can develop your spacecraft flight software faster and with greater reliability.


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FAQs

Simplicity and ease of use

Browse our FAQs to see for yourself how simple and easy our software products are to use.

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2. Solution

Automate mission operations

Automation equals efficiency, it is the most productive approach to monitoring and controlling onboard changes during development and flight. We offer rich scheduling and automation features within our Mission Control Software to support efficient and reliable unattended operations and maximise uptime.

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Mission Control Software

Our cutting-edge Mission Control Software enables more efficient, automated and scalable operations, which means you can focus on the mission and its goals, and let the software control the flight.


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Launched missions

We are flight-proven

Over the years, 24 spacecrafts have been launched into orbit with our flight software onboard, with many more missions currently in development.

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3. Solution

Keep your costs down

As development costs add up, your total space mission expenditure can increase at an alarming rate. Modular and off-the-shelf spacecraft flight software is cost-effective by its very nature, but it is also quick to implement, which can significantly reduce your design and development effort.

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Pricing

Choose your license plan

We offer different license types to address different market segments. Find the one that works for you.


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How to build a low-cost satellite

Standardisation and wide use of off-the-shelf components allows developers to keep costs under control at fixed prices and limit the requirement for specialist skills and resources.