Space technology on satsearch


We regularly publish product and market segment roundup articles discussing different categories of space technology currently in demand in the global marketplace.

Each article features multiple commercially-available products from suppliers all around the world, along with our advice and insights on how to make the right choice for your mission.

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To help you more easily find components, services and sub-systems for your space applications please take a look at the pages linked to below.

On each page you can submit a request for a quote, documentation or further information on any of the products listed or send us a more general query to discuss your specific needs and we will use our global networks of suppliers to find a system to meet your specifications.

Reaction wheels

Also known as momentum wheels, reaction wheels store rotational energy to deliver three-axis attitude control, without external sources of torque, so that satellites can re-position while in orbit.


Also known as magnetic torquers, magnetorquers provide in-built attitude control, allowing a smallsat to maintain orientation with respect to an inertial frame.

CubeSat thrusters

In-space CubeSat propulsion systems that enable dynamic control of CubeSats and smallsats in orbit – for complex manoeuvres, collision avoidance, constellation positioning and other applications.

Satellite GPS receivers

GPS receivers for satellites provide a vital communications link to help contribute to a wide range of Earth-focussed missions.

Optical communications

The emerging market segment of optical/laser communications systems for both space-space and space-ground data transfer holds great promise for future missions.

Optical payloads

Commercially-available Earth Observation (EO) optical payloads for small satellites (<100 kg) that provide a wealth of data for a wide variety of missions and applications.

Star trackers

Cutting-edge satellites use star trackers to scan the starscape and determine the satellite’s attitude while in-orbit.

Sun sensors

Attitude determination sensors that can determine the direction and position of the sun relative to a satellite to aid navigation and positioning.

X-band transmitters

Vital satellite radio equipment designed to enable satellites and spacecraft to downlink as much data as possible with as little power, mass, and volume taken up by the transmission equipment.

S-band transmitters

Satellite communication products that transmit data in the S-band for a wide range of technologies and applications.

S-band antennas

A range of antennas for use with S-band communications equipment – a section of the microwave band of the electromagnetic spectrum that covers frequencies in the range 2 to 4 gigahertz (GHz).

Satellite solar panels

A range of fixed and deployable solar panels and arrays to provide power to satellites.

Electrical Power Systems (EPS)

Power and energy management systems that ensure consistent supply of power to other sub-systems in the satellite so they may operate effectively.

On-board computers (OBC)

On-board avionics computer processing units that coordinate a wide variety of data and system functions to keep a spacecraft running smoothly.

Launch separation systems

An overview of deployers and dispensers for CubeSats, picosats and smallsats that enable the separation of one or multiple secondary payloads from a launch vehicle to the required initial orbit without damaging the vehicle, satellite or primary payload.

Smallsat launch providers

Every year more and more launch options are becoming available to teams looking to deploy a satellite in orbit. This article breaks down the different formulations of service available and details the major providers active in the marketplace.

Ground station networks

Service providers around the world are providing satellite operators with access to both dedicated and shared ground station networks to enhance communication and data exchange.

Coming soon:

  • CubeSat structures
  • Education and traning products
  • In-Orbit Demonstrationtion (IOD) providers
  • And much more!

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