Our goal is to ensure your success with products supporting the initial and the final phases of a space mission. For this reason, we invest in research and development projects to investigate new concepts, validate and qualify our
hardware in space, and push the envelope of what is possible.
Learn more about our past and future Space missions.
D-Sat was our first satellite mission.
Launched in June 2017, D-Sat completed its three-month
mission by successuflly test-firing the D3 prototipe onboard.
D-Sat has set many records in the space industry, with its completely redundant architecture, a safe ignition system compliant with the MIL-STD-1576 standard, and a solid propellant motor with a total impulse of 800 Ns. Our operators have been able to maintain contact with the satellite during the spin-stabilizing, pre-firing phase, even though the satellite was rotating on its axis at 780 rounds per minute. Finally, the satellite survived an orbital maneuver with a very high trust for such a small satellite, clearing doubts about the possible impact of our product on spacecraft.
Alice 2 mission was planned to qualify the Brain and the Safe and Arm Device, two of our critical modules, against the ECSS standards.
The electronic system performed two functions, corresponding to those performed respectively by the Brain and the Safe and Arm Device. The first function was the ability to transmit from a receiving station sets of data related to the state of the deorbiting device and – optionally – of the satellite host. The second function was to activate a simulated ignition of the deorbiting device following the reception of a command from a transmitting station.
Alice 2 demonstrated performance requirements, confirming the ability of the D-Orbit Decommissioning Device to work in a critical space environment. The qualification model successfully passed through qualification tests, described below, and Alice 2 Flight Model was accepted for launch from DNEPR launcher. On November 21st 2013 Alice2 was sent in space.