Episode 12 of the Space Industry podcast is a discussion with SatRevolution about how space hardware and software manufacturers test and prove their technologies in orbit.
In this episode we speak with Damian Jamroz, COO at SatRevolution about hosted payload missions. SatRevolution is a Polish NewSpace company that provides nanosatellite bus platforms, sub-systems, and services (including hosted payload missions), and is a satsearch member. We discuss:
- How hosted payload missions work and what technology manufacturers need to consider in planning.
- The sorts of technologies and applications that are benefitting from the hosted payload opportunities on the market today.
- How to coordinate the integration and testing of the payload into the satellite when both systems are provided by different parties.
- Securely accessing and managing the data collected during the mission.
- Where the hosted payload market is heading and what changes this could bring to the wider industry.
About SatRevolution’s products and services
SOWA Shared In-Orbit Service
A 6U CubeSat with multispectral optical capabilities that is scheduled for launch in December 2021 and is aimed at Earth Observation (EO) technology manufacturers and service providers. The platform has the capacity for several external payloads and solutions, for both simple in-orbit demonstration (IOD) and verification (IOV), or for the development of more complex business cases for EO applications.
The platform has the capacity to host several external payloads and solutions, for both simple in-orbit demonstration (IOD) and verification (IOV), or for the development of more complex business cases for EO applications.
An EPS module that features cooperation with up to two 3S Li-ion battery packs and support for a range of solar panel configurations. The system includes a user-programmable 2.5A or 4.6A maximum battery pack load current and hardware protection from excessive discharging.
An advanced version of the SatRevolution OBC, designed as a specialized CubeSat sub-system for payload control and communication. It consists of 1 motherboard and 2 Computing Units with external MRAM memory.
The Computing Unit for a CubeSat’s OBC. Featuring an additional, high computing power, processor, and external MRAM memory. It can be prepared for most available interfaces, includes a processor up to 216 MHz, and has a mass of 13.5g.
A basic version of the SatRevolution On-Board Computer (OBC) with an integrated Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). The system is the CubeSat sub-system for payload control and communication, with medium computing power and external MRAM memory. It is suitable for simple scientific experiments.