OPS-SAT (OPSSAT)

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Name OPS-SAT (OPSSAT)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational (Official website 2020-12-21)
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
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.

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Link

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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