CubeSat 3U Platform "PLT3"

CubeSat Platforms
CubeSat 3U Platform "PLT3"

3U Platform “PLT3”

Basic Price € 55000

NanoAvionics provides CubeSat platforms based on a modular and highly integral design which extends payload volume and saves development costs for customers.

Utilization of NanoAvionics’ platforms enables customers to concentrate on the most important mission goals dealing only with high level mission implementation problems such as payload integration and its support during the mission in orbit.

Applications:

  • Educational missions
  • Technology in-orbit demonstration missions
  • Scientific missions
  • Commercial constellation missions and many others
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Platform Features

  • Total empty platform mass: 1500 g
  • Payload mass: 2000 – 4500 g (depending on the launch provider)
  • Payload volume: 2U – 2.5U
  • Command and control communication: UHF Digital Radio SatCom UHF
  • Payload Communication: S-Band
  • Onboard computer: NanoAvionics SatBus 3C1
  • Attitude Determination and Control System: options from coarse passive to advanced active system for precision pointing
  • Power Supply System: Low (EPSL) or High (EPSH) power options
  • Solar panels: high area density GaAs or custom mono-Si
  • Main system data bus: CAN
  • Secondary bus: UART
  • In-orbit firmware re-load function
  • GPS available

Payload Interfaces

  • Data – CAN / SPI / UART / I2C
  • Power – 3.3 V / 5V
  • Mechanical – CubeSat standard, PC 104

Power System

NanoAvionics Power Supply System EPSL with default 24 Wh ISS compatible battery and additional EPSH configuration with battery extension including 48 Wh battery pack available with solar panel options:

  • Fixed side panels – 6.55 W (3.2 W)*
  • Single deployable space-dart configuration – 12.75 W (9.5 W)
  • Single deployable side solar panels – 21.5 W (18.3 W)
  • Double deployable side solar panels – 36.46 W (33.2 W)

* Max input from panels (available for payload)

Basic Attitude Determination and Control System Options

De-tumbling:

  • Attitude knowledge accuracy: ± 10°
  • Orientation accuracy along the Earth’s magnetic field: ± 60°

Coarse orientation and de-tumbling:

  • Attitude knowledge accuracy: ± 1°
  • Orientation accuracy along the Earth’s magnetic field: ± 30°

Velocity vector pointing:

  • Attitude knowledge accuracy: ± 1°
  • Orientation accuracy along the velocity vector: ± 20°

Advanced Attitude Determination and Control System Options

Nadir pointing:

  • Attitude knowledge accuracy: ± 1°
  • Orientation accuracy along Nadir vector: ± 20°

Full control:

  • Attitude knowledge accuracy: ± 1°
  • 3-axis orientation accuracy: ± 10°

Advanced control:

  • Attitude knowledge accuracy: ± 0.013°
  • 3-axis orientation accuracy: ± 1°

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