OPS-SAT (OPSSAT)

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Name OPS-SAT (OPSSAT)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational (Website has not been updated in the recent months bus last image on Flickr is dated 2023-05-01 last checked 2023-06-08)
Launched 2019-12-18
NORAD ID 44878
Deployer RailPOD [Tyvak]
Launcher Sojuz (Arianespace)
Organisation ESA (European Space Agency)
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation Austria
Manufacturer AIVT by Graz University of Technology
Operator ESOC
Launch brokerer Tyvak
Partners GomSpace, ESOC, TU Graz
Costs $2.66 million
Oneliner

In-orbit test-bed by ESA for various on-board software applications and technologies.

Description

Demonstrate ground-breaking satellite and ground control software under real flight conditions.

OPS-SAT will be an in-orbit test-bed for:

  • On-board software applications
  • Advanced communication protocols
  • Compression techniques
  • Demonstration of advanced software-defined radio concepts
  • Optical communication from ground to space
  • Experiments using cameras, attitude control, scheduling and autonomy
  • Experiments with ground-based applications can also be hosted.

A 3U CubeSat with deployable solar arrays. Demonstrating drastically improved mission control capabilities that will arise when satellites can fly more powerful on-board computers. Contains an experimental computer that is ten times more powerful than any current ESA spacecraft.

OPS-SAT is an open, flying laboratory that will be available for in-orbit demonstration of revolutionary new control systems and software that would be too risky to trial on a "real" satellite.

Sources [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
Photo sources [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
COTS subsystems
  • TRANSMITTER - Syrlinks X-band EWC27
  • OBC - GomSpace NanoMind
  • EPS - GomSpace NanoPower P31u
  • TRANSCEIVER - GomSpace NanoCom
  • SOLAR PANELS - Clyde Space
Subsystems sources [1]
Space photos OPS-SATOPS-SATOPS-SATOPS-SATOPS-SAT

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Last modified: 2023-06-09
Detailed OPS-SAT entry in the Database
Full Nanosats Database (much more data)

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