Φsat-2 (Phi-Sat-2, PhiSat-2)

Name Φsat-2 (Phi-Sat-2, PhiSat-2)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher not launched
Organisation ESA (European Space Agency)
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation (HQ) France
Nation (AIT) UK
Manufacturer AIVT by Open Cosmos
Operator Open Cosmos

The ESA Φsat-2 mission consists of on-board processing capabilities (including AI) and a medium to high resolution multispectral instrument.


The ESA Φsat-2 mission consists in a combination of on-board processing capabilities (including AI) and a medium to high resolution multispectral instrument from Visible to Near Infra-Red able to acquire 8 different bands including a panchromatic one.

The entire system is packaged into a state of the art 6U cubesat platform able to provide the necessary attitude stability, an high speed X-Band link and an image pre-processor that geolocate the acquired images. These resources will be made available to a series of dedicated Artificial Intelligence applications that will run on-board the spacecraft. During the nominal phase these applications will be initially fine-tuned after the on-ground training and then routinely run.

A total of 6 applications will be run in the course of a 12 month mission and 4 of them have been already selected: street mapping, cloud detection, vessel detection and deep compression. Launch is expected in 2024.

The NanoSat MO Framework (NMF) is a software framework for CubeSats based on CCSDS Mission Operations services. 

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COTS subsystems
  • IMAGER - Simera Space MultiScape100
  • PLATFORM - Open Cosmos
Subsystems sources [1]

Last modified: 2023-12-17

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