FSSCAT

MISSION: FSSCat is a novel mission concept consisting of two satellites based on the 6U Tyvak recurrent platform. The mission is developed and operated by Tyvak in the framework of ESA Earth Observation Small Satellite Challenge.
PAYLOAD: The satellites carry 6 payloads including a GNSS-Reflectometer, two optical inter-satellite link payloads, an Hyperspectral imager and two RF-inter-satellite link payloads.

COMMTRAIL

MISSION: Designed by Tyvak with a commercial partner to demonstrate Search & Rescue capabilities, COMMTRAIL is a machine-to-machine communication demonstration and validation vehicle, designed to acquire signals from Ground Terminals and downlink to Ground Stations.
PAYLOAD: COMMTRAIL payload is a UHF software defined radio (SDR) equipped with a customized deployable helix antenna.

IPERDRONE

MISSION: IPERDRONE is a proximity operations mission funded by the Italian Space Agency (ASI). This first mission is the initial risk-reduction step of a long-term program developing a multi-functional re-entry system able to perform autonomous on-orbit operations.
PAYLOAD: IPERDRONE’s payloads include a diverse set of instruments for relative navigation, a customized propulsion system and dedicated computing capability supporting the vehicle navigation and enabling proximity operations maneuvers.

ELO

MISSION: Eutelsat LEO for Objects (ELO) is a nanosatellite commissioned by Eutelsat Communications, one of the world’s leading satellite operators. ELO will be used to assess the performance of low earth orbit satellites in providing narrowband connectivity for objects.
PAYLOAD: Multi-frequency antennas, flexible RF front-ends solutions, and a customized software defined radio (SDR) drawing on the technology of Sigfox, which runs a unique global narrowband network dedicated to the IoT.

ARGO

MISSION: ARGO is an On-Orbit Demonstration Mission aimed at validation of a new generation of star trackers. The program is co-funded by the European Commission through Horizon 2020 SME Instrument.
PAYLOAD: Multicamera system for spacecraft autonomous attitude determination by means of star observation.