End-of-life decommissioning is rapidly becoming a concern for satellite operators. Satellites’ onboard propulsive systems are not optimized for end-of-life maneuvers, leading to end-of-life operations that are long, complex, and expensive. These operations shorten satellite lifetime, and cannot be performed at all in case of satellite failure.
D3 is an independent, smart motor optimized for decommissioning maneuvers. Installed on satellites before launch, D3 removes them from orbit quickly, safely, and directly at end-of-life or in case of major failure. D3 is fully compliant with international space debris regulations, enabling operators of constellations to maintaining their operational orbits free from uncontrolled satellites, and reducing collision risk. Depending on the configuration, D3 can perform quick re-entry for LEO satellites, re-orbiting to graveyard orbit for MEO and GEO satellites.
Commissioning is a critical phase for full-electric GEO satellites. Electric propulsion produces very slow transfer (up to six months) from GTO to GEO, delaying revenue-generation.
During the transfer, the satellite is exposed to higher layers of Earth’s atmosphere, radiation from the Van Allen belt, and to space debris, with possible damage to the solar arrays and avionics.
D-Raise is a compact, independent, solid propulsion system optimized for commissioning maneuvers of full-electric satellite platforms.
Its compact, high thrust motor accelerates the transfer maneuver from GTO to GEO by boosting the perigee up to an altitude of 500km. The extended version is even capable to raise the perigee up to 10,000km, well above the Van Allen radiation belts and most space debris. D-Raise enables satellite operators to start generating revenues earlier, while preventing deterioration of satellite components, and reducing collision risk.
InOrbit NOW is a family of end-to-end solutions for the New Space market. It includes CubeSat launch and deployment services, micropropulsion systems, mission control software, and a set of add-on services.
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Fenix is a modular micropropulsion system with four independent, high thrust solid rocket motors. It can be used for life extension, orbital change maneuvers, and decommissioning.
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SimOn is an Electro-Explosive System (EES) used for the remote safe ignition of pyrotechnical chains and to ignite solid rocket motors.
Simba is a versatile, lightweight, and cost-effective onboard computer for platform management and general-purpose applications. It features a redundant interface to the spacecraft’s data bus, a companion Microsemi RTSX32SU FPGA for customized applications and a qualified RTEMS software suite. Qualified for long-lasting LEO mission, Simba is based on a reliable and flight-proven Cobham Gaisler LEON3-FT SPARC V8 core (GR712RC). It can be used for attitude determination and control systems (ADCS), telemetry and telecommand (TMTC), platform health monitoring, payload processing services, and for any other subsystem that requires processing capabilities.