Supplier snapshot: Unibap in 2024


Unibap is a Sweden-based space technology manufacturer offering intelligent, radiation-tolerant payload processing solutions for applications in space, utilizing AMD SoC GPU and CPU in combination with a SmartFusion2 FPGA.

In this article we discuss their growth over the last 12 months, look ahead to the plans and company’s ambitions in 2024, and share further information about their portfolio.


Unibap’s growth in 2023

We asked Unibap what the company’s biggest wins in 2023 were. They replied with the following information:

We started 2023 in the best way possible with the signing of a constellation order.

During the year, we have continued to deliver to our customers while recasting ourselves to a purely space-focused venture.

In October, we crowned these achievements by presenting our strongest quarter ever.

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Unibap’s ambitions for 2024

Unibap also shared the company’s strategic aims and ambitions for this year:

During 2024, we will continue to develop our newly established production facility, aiming to reach a capacity of 100 flight ready computers per year.

We are also setting our sights on getting our SpaceCloud iX10 product family to space.

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Insights from the supply chain

Some further thoughts from Unibap, on the company’s solutions and portfolio:

Don’t let curbed storage capacities and slow downlinks limit your data creation.

With our SpaceCloud solutions you can bring intelligence to your spacecraft by implementing advanced data-processing and machine learning algorithms in orbit.

With our comprehensive suite of hardware, software, and services, we help you maximize the life-time value of your space mission.

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Unibap’s portfolio

This section includes a variety of Unibap’s products available on the global market today. Click on the links to open pages with more detail on each system.

You can then make requests for quotes, documents, or further information, and we’ll handle these for you (find out more about how this simple process works on this page). You can also submit an open tender here and our expert procurement team will get back to you ASAP.

The Unibap SpaceCloud's iX10 family is one of the most competent and versatile computer solutions for highly demanding space applications. It offers a wide range of I/O interfaces, exceptional data processing capabilities, and extensive storage capacities, with a proven maturity of TRL 8. 

The Unibap SpaceCloud iX5-106 is designed for space applications. The iX5 family is Unibap’s most power-efficient and reliable computer solution for large and small spacecraft. It combines radiation tolerance and flight heritage, boasting a proven TRL 9 maturity. The iX5-106 model features an AMD Steppe Eagle Quad-core x86-64 CPU and AMD Radeon GPU paired with SATA SSD storage, a Microsemi SmartFusion2 FPGA, and an Intel Movidius Myriad X Vision Processing Unit.

Unibap provides Application Development Systems to enable mission customers to get a head start in their software development, and third-party SpaceCloud® users to create new applications. The iX5 and iX10 Application Development Systems (ODE and ADS-W and ADS-X, respectively) contain the same CPU and GPU architectures as our engineering and flight models with an easy-to-start HW design.

The Unibap SpaceCloud® OS is a Linux-based operating system designed for space applications. Together with Unibap's software framework, and a wide application suite, it facilitates simple and reliable execution of Edge Computing, Autonomous Operations, and Cloud Computing in space. SpaceCloud OS’s Linux heritage combined with its reliability and robustness enables rapid software development for a wide variety of users, including those without previous space experience.

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