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Name Orbital Astronautics (Orb Astro, OrbAstro)
CubeSat Bus/Platform
Communications - S/X/Ku/Ka/E
EPS (Electrical Power System)
OBC (On-Board Computer)
Orbital Data Relay
Constellations Orbital Data Relay
3D Imaging
24-hour access to satellites through an optical data relay inter-link and RF ground link. Semi-autonomous satellite and constellation management and space traffic management for OrbAstro platforms.
Status: Prototype(s) launched
Constellation page at NewSpace Index
Country UK
Founded 2018
Funding Yes
Photos Orbital Astronautics
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OrbAstro (Orbital Astronautics Ltd) is a space technology company focused on compressing the upfront cost and lead-time to get from business idea to revenue generation, for companies utilising satellites.


OBC contains an Ultrascale+ based OBC (4GB RAM, 256GB high-speed storage), full ADCS, reaction wheel controls, magnetorquer controls, star-trackers, camera interfaces, full SDR S-/X-band (up to 150Mbps), GPS, optical data link control & processing, and Kintex FPGA for heavy data-processing and AI applications. The baseline system provides a total processing power exceeding 2 TFLOPs. Fault tolerance (SEU and SEL protection) implemented on both hardware and software. Most of the systems are based on TMR for fault-tolerant logic. EDAC is implemented on all memory units.

Status Active in nanosatellites
Subcontractor for
launched nanosats
Subcontractor for
to be launched nanosats
Own nanosats
Own nanosats
to be launched

Last modified: 2023-05-31

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