CubeSat Commercial Constellations

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Organization Launched /
Planned size
First
launch
Form factor Field Image
Orbcomm (OG2) 50 / 52 2012 Microsat, Smallsat, 3U IoT / M2M, AIS Orbcomm
AprizeSat 12 / 12 2002 Microsat IoT / M2M, AIS AprizeSat
Planet (Flock/ Dove/SuperDove) 519 / 150 2013 3U Earth Observation, Optical Planet
Spire (Lemur / Minas) 160 / 150 2013 3U Weather, AIS, ADS-B, Earthquake (ELF), Constellation-As-A-Service, GNSS Reflectometry, GNSS Radio Occultation, GNSS-RO, GNSS-R, Hosted Payloads Spire
AAC Clyde Space (xSPANCION) 0 / 10 2014 6U Constellation-As-A-Service
GeoOptics (CICERO) 9 / 50 2017 6U, 12U Weather, GNSS-RO, GNSS Radio Occultation GeoOptics
SpacePharma 2 / ? 2017 3U Hosted Payloads, Microgravity Experiments
Helios Wire (EchoStar) 5 / 30 2017 6U, 16U IoT / M2M Helios Wire (EchoStar)
Swarm Technologies 177 / 150 2018 0.25U, 1U IoT / M2M Swarm Technologies
Kepler Communications (GEN1, Aether) 19 / 140 2018 3U, ?, 6U Store-and-Forward, IoT / M2M, Internet, Orbital Data Relay Kepler Communications
Hedron (Analytical Space) (Fast Pixel) 2 / 36 2018 16U, 6U Orbital Data Relay, Laser Communications Hedron (Analytical Space)
Fleet Space (Alpha) 7 / 140 2018 Microsat, 6U, 3U, 12U, 1.5U IoT / M2M Fleet Space
Astrocast 12 / 80 2018 3U IoT / M2M Astrocast
Aistech (Guardian, DANU, HYDRA) 4 / 20 2018 6U, 2U Infrared, IoT / M2M, ADS-B, AIS Aistech
Harris Corporation 1 / 12 2018 6U Weather Harris Corporation
Guodian Gaoke (Apocalypse) 15 / 38 2018 6U IoT / M2M Guodian Gaoke
Myriota 2 / 50 2018 3U IoT / M2M Myriota
SpaceChain 6 / ? 2018 Hosted Blockchain, Internet SpaceChain
OHB Italia (EAGLET) 1 / 20 2018 3U Earth Observation, AIS, Optical OHB Italia
ADASPACE (Xingshidai) 15 / 192 2018 Microsat, CubeSat Earth Observation, Optical ADASPACE
SPUTNIX 2 / ? 2018 3U AIS SPUTNIX
Kuva Space 3 / 100 2023 6U, 2U Earth Observation, Hyperspectral Kuva Space
Orbital Micro Systems 1 / 40 2019 3U? Weather Orbital Micro Systems
Lacuna Space 6 / 240 2019 3U, 6U IoT / M2M Lacuna Space
SatRevolution (STORK / REC) 7 / 1024 2019 6U, 2U Earth Observation, Optical, Moon, Mars SatRevolution
NSLComm 1 / 80 2019 6U Internet, IoT / M2M NSLComm
UnseenLabs 7 / 50 2019 6U RF Spectrum Monitoring, RF Geolocation UnseenLabs
ZeroG Lab (Lingque, Magpie, Jinzijing, Golden Bauhinia) 7 / 132 2019 6U, Microsat, ? Earth Observation, Optical ZeroG Lab
Alba Orbital 7 / ? 2019 PocketQube Earth Observation, Optical, Night Lights Alba Orbital
Hera Systems 1 / 50 2019 12U Earth Observation, Optical Hera Systems
Elbit Systems (NANOVA) 1 / ? 2019 3U IoT / M2M Elbit Systems
Fossa Systems 16 / 80 2019 PocketQube IoT / M2M Fossa Systems
Sen (EarthTV) 1 / ? 2019 16U Earth Observation, Optical, Video Sen
Stara Space 2 / 120 2019 PocketQube Orbital Data Relay, Data Storage Stara Space
PlanetiQ (GNOMES) 3 / 20 2020 Microsat Weather, GNSS-RO, GNSS Radio Occultation PlanetiQ
Kleos Space 12 / 40 2020 CubeSat AIS, RF Geolocation, RF Spectrum Monitoring, SIGINT Kleos Space
Sateliot 1 / 100 2021 3U IoT / M2M, Satellite-to-Cellphone Sateliot
Telnet 1 / ? 2021 3U IoT / M2M
Care Weather 1 / 50 2021 PocketQube, 1U Weather Care Weather
GP Advanced Projects (FEES Cluster) 2 / ? 2021 0.25U IoT / M2M GP Advanced Projects
Eutelsat (CubeSats) 1 / ? 2021 3U, CubeSat IoT / M2M Eutelsat
OQ Technology 1 / 60 2021 CubeSat, 1U? IoT / M2M OQ Technology
WARPSPACE (WarpHub InterSat) 2 / ? 2021 Smallsat Orbital Data Relay, Laser Communications WARPSPACE
Elecnor Deimos (NEPTUNO) 1 / ? 2021 3U AIS, Maritime
PLAN-S 1 / ? 2022 3U IoT / M2M
Innova Space (Libertadores de América) 1 / 100 2022 PocketQube IoT / M2M Innova Space
OrbAstro (Guardian) 1 / ? 2022 6U Orbital Data Relay OrbAstro
ConstelIR 1 / 30 2022 CubeSat? Infrared, Earth Observation ConstelIR
LunaSonde (Gossamer) 1 / ? 2022 1U, ? Minerals Prospecting, Subsurface Imaging
OroraTech (Walker-Star) 1 / 100 2022 3U Weather, Infrared OroraTech
Omnispace 2 / 200 2022 12U IoT / M2M, 5G
ProXops 1 / ? 2022 6U VHF Radio Communications
WISeSat Space 2 / ? 2022 PocketQube IoT / M2M
Bluefield 0 / 22 2022 16U Emissions Monitoring Bluefield
Karten Space 0 / 14 2022 6U Earth Observation, Optical, AIS Karten Space
HEO Robotics (ARGUS) 0 / 12 2022 CubeSat? SSA (Space Situational Awareness), Asteroid Prospecting HEO Robotics
Horizon Technologies (Amber) 0 / 20 2022 6U, 12U RF Spectrum Monitoring, SIGINT Horizon Technologies
NuSpace 0 / ? 2022 CubeSat IoT / M2M
SpeQtral 0 / ? 2022 CubeSat? QKD (Quantum Key Distribution), Laser Communications
Inovor (Skyris / Hyperion) 0 / ? 2022 12U SSA (Space Situational Awareness), Earth Observation Inovor
OmniTeq (Chameleon) 0 / 36 2022 6U In-Orbit Inspection, In-Orbit Computing, Earth Observation OmniTeq
Astrogate Labs 0 / ? 2022 3U, 6U Orbital Data Relay, Laser Communications
Skykraft (Foundation) 0 / 210 2022 Microsat, ? ADS-B, VHF Radio Communications Skykraft
Space JLTZ (Gemini) 0 / 200 2022 6U Earth Observation, IoT / M2M, Optical
ISISpace (Spectrolite / BrightSkies) 0 / ? 2022 12U Emissions Monitoring ISISpace
Start Rocket 0 / ? 2022 CubeSat?, ? Space Debris Removal, Orbital Display (Advertising), Active Debris Removal Start Rocket
Privateer 0 / ? 2022 3U, ? SSA (Space Situational Awareness)
Avant Space (Constellation) 0 / 20 2022 16U Orbital Display (Advertising)
Sternula (MARIOT) 0 / 50 2022 CubeSat? VDES, IoT / M2M
ISISpace (AMS) 0 / ? 2022 16U Earth Observation, Infrared ISISpace
Wyvern 0 / ? 2022 CubeSat Earth Observation, Hyperspectral
ArQit 0 / ? 2023 Microsat, ? QKD (Quantum Key Distribution), Laser Communications
SpaceAble 0 / ? 2023 CubeSat SSA (Space Situational Awareness), Space Weather SpaceAble
Asteroid Mining Corp 0 / ? ? CubeSat, ? Asteroid Prospecting Asteroid Mining Corp
Transcelestial 0 / ? ? CubeSat? Orbital Data Relay, Laser Communications
Tekever 0 / 12 ? Microsat Earth Observation, AIS, ADS-B, IoT / M2M, Optical Tekever
Alya Nanosatellites 0 / ? ? 6U Earth Observation, IoT / M2M
Artemis Space (BEACON) 0 / ? Dormant? CubeSat IoT / M2M
Koolock 0 / ? Dormant? CubeSat Earth Observation, Infrared
Blink Astro 1 / ? Cancelled? 3U IoT / M2M Blink Astro
Commsat (Ladybug / Ladybird) 8 / 72 Cancelled? Microsat, 6U, 3U Internet, IoT / M2M, AIS Commsat
Sky and Space 3 / 400 2023 8U, 6U, 3U IoT / M2M Sky and Space
SpaceTime 0 / ? Cancelled? 3U Earth Observation, Optical, Video, VR/AR
LaserFleet 2 / 288 Cancelled? CubeSat Internet, Laser Communications LaserFleet
SRT Marine 0 / 6 Cancelled? 6U AIS
Astro Digital (Landmapper) 8 / 25 Cancelled? 6U, 16U Earth Observation, Optical Astro Digital
Kawa Space 0 / ? Cancelled? CubeSat Earth Observation, Hyperspectral
HyperCubes 0 / ? Cancelled CubeSat? Earth Observation, Hyperspectral
Dunvegan Space (BitSat) 0 / 24 Cancelled 3U IoT / M2M, Data Storage
Hiber 4 / 48 Cancelled 6U, 3U IoT / M2M Hiber
ISISpace (TRITON) 0 / 16 Cancelled 3U AIS
Outernet 0 / 200 Cancelled 1U, 3U Internet Outernet
Ragnarok Industries 0 / ? Cancelled CubeSat Internet, IoT / M2M
Rupercorp 0 / ? Cancelled 6U Earth Observation, Optical
Planetary Resources 3 / 10 Cancelled 12U Earth Observation, Infrared, Hyperspectral, Optical Planetary Resources
Terran Orbital 0 / ? Cancelled CubeSat IoT / M2M
Tyvak 0 / ? Cancelled CubeSat SSA (Space Situational Awareness), Astrophotography
GomSpace 0 / 10 Cancelled 6U IoT / M2M GomSpace
Promethean Labs 0 / ? Cancelled CubeSat Emissions Monitoring
Dauria Aerospace 2 / 8 Cancelled 6U Earth Observation, Optical Dauria Aerospace
Vissidus Technologies 0 / ? Cancelled CubeSat Space Debris Removal, On-Orbit Servicing, Active Debris Removal
Xoterra Aerospace 0 / 88 Cancelled CubeSat Earth Observation, Optical
Aerial Maritime 0 / 100 Cancelled 3U AIS, ADS-B Aerial Maritime

Last update: 2022-06-01 | Changelog

State-of-the-art CubeSat Technologies

Personal selection to also show variety. There may be comparable products from multiple companies now. See Ecosystem and Companies for all.
Complimentary reading: NASA Small Spacecraft Technology State of the Art (online version) and Achieving Science with CubeSats reports.

Technology Organization Summary Image
Communications Planet 200+ Mbit/s to 5 m ground station in X band with patch antenna. Planet Labs 3U CubeSat
NASA Mars Cube One (MarCO) reflectarray capable of 8 Kbit/s from Mars in X-band. Three 33.3 cm x 19.9 cm panels achieve >28 dB gain at 8.4 GHz. MarCO CubeSat Reflectarray Antenna
NASA KaPDA parabolic deployable Ka-band antenna with 0.5 m diameter, 1.5U stowed size, 1.2 kg mass and 42.5 dB gain. KaPDA parabolic Ka-band antenna
NASA Iris V2 Transponder. Parameters include 0.5U, 1.2 kg and interoperability with Deep Space Network (DSN) at X-band. NASA Iris V2 Transponder
Astro Digital (Aquila) 40 Mbit/s in 26.8 GHz Ka-band with patch antenna on Perseus-M 6U CubeSats. Module is about 1U and 1 kg. Astro Digital first Ka-band transmitter
Aerospace Corp 1.5U AeroCube-7 (OCSD) will do optical communications with data rates up to 622 Mbps using 80 cm ground station. OCSD 1.5U CubeSat with Laser Communications
Syrlinks EWC27 X Band transmitter. Up to 100 Mbps. Up to 13.3 GB per pass can be downloaded on a 5 m station or 5.8 GB with a 3.4 m station. Syrlinks X-band transmitter
NearSpace Launch Using GlobalStar satellite network for 24/7 communications. Module is only 44 × 88 mm, weighs 25 g and consumes 200 mW with 500 mW peak.
Tendeg 1 m apeture, scalable to 2-4 m. 50 dB gain at 36 GHz, 2.5 kg, 3U. Tendeg KaTENna CubeSat Antenna
Tethers Unlimited K-Band Transmitter for up to 500 Mbps. 0.3U and 0.5 kg. Tethers Unlimited K-Band Transmitter
Tesat CubeLCT laser transmitter for CubeSats. 0.3U, 0.35 kg, 8W and 100 Mbps with 1 deg pointing. Tesat CubeLCT Laser Transmitter
Kepler Communications Fastest CubeSat? Ku-band of 320 Mbps downlink & 100 Mbps uplink. Kepler 3U CubeSat
Power Planet 3+3 3U deployable solar panels Planet 3U CubeSat
MMA Design HaWK steerable 3 × 3U solar arrays capable of tracking Sun and 36W peak power. Might use Honeybee SADA drive actuator. MMA Design CubeSat Deployable Solar Panels
NASA ISARA has solar cells opposite the reflectarray. 3 × 3U panels achieve 33 dB of gain at 26 GHz and data rates about 100 Mbps. NASA ISARA 3U CubeSat Reflectarray Antenna
Pumpkin High‐Power Articulated Solar Array for Lunar 6U CubeSats. 126W BOL. Pumpkin DASA Solar Array
Compact Satellite Bus Planet Bus is a wrap-around design of about 0.25U - 0.5U total volume. Includes star camera, GPS, 4 reaction wheels. Planet Labs 3U CubeSat
Tyvak Intrepid platform avionics, power system, communication, and payload interface are all hosted in a 9 × 9 × 3 cm package. Tyvak Intrepid CubeSat Platform
Propulsion NASA Solar sail with an area of ~86 m2 that fits into 2U and has 2.5 kg mass. NASA CubeSat Solar Sail
Busek BIT-3 propulsion sized 2.5U includes 1.5 kg solid iodine propellant and will provide 6U CubeSat up to 3 km/s of delta-V. Busek CubeSat BIT-3 Propulsion
Phase Four CubeSat Ambipolar Thruster (CAT) sized 4U could provide 8 km/s of delta-V for 6 kg dry mass satellite consuming 2.56 kg of water. Phase Four CAT CubeSat Thruster
Bradford Space Comet-1 thrusters are simple, safe, and cost-effective electrothermal propulsion systems that use water as propellant. Bradford Space CubeSat Thruster
VACCO Variety of high-performance cold gas, warm gas and green monopropellant thrusters. More than 14 flight MiPS have been produced. VACCO MarCO CubeSat Thruster
Enpulsion IFM Nano Thruster uses liquid metal as the propellant, which is at solid state at room temperature. Enpulsion IFM Nano Thruster
Accion Systems TILE ionic liquid electrospray propulsion has very low SWaP requirements and scales for satellites 1U – 150 kg
Booms Oxford Space Systems AstroTube retractable boom with up to 3 m length and less than 0.5U size. Oxford Space Systems CubeSat Boom

Last update: 2019-10-30 | Changelog

CubeSat Instruments

Last update: 2019-10-30 | Changelog

Good overview of CubeSat instruments and technology progress by Anthony Freeman from 2016 CubeSat Instruments Status
Planetary Decadal Science Mapping and Nanosat-Compatible Instrument Availability by Caltech from 2016 CubeSat Instruments Status

Technology Organization or instrument Description Image
Visible and near-IR cameras Planet Scope PS2 29 MP detector capable of taking images with 3.7 m ground resolution and swath of 24.6 km × 16.4 km from 475 km altitude. Planet Labs 3U CubeSat
Hera Systems 1-meter resolution imaging satellite is built on a 12U cubesat, 22-kilogram form factor. Hera Systems 12U CubeSat Imager
Astro Digital (Aquila) 6U has 22 m resolution in RGB and NIR. 16U has 2.5 m resolution in RGB, red edge, and NIR using 70 MP sensor and butcher block filter. Astro Digital 6U CubeSat Imager
Malin Space Systems ECAM C-50 imager uses the Aptina MT9P031 sensor certified for deep space. 5 MP (2592 x 1944) CMOS. Malin Space Imager
JPL IntelliCam 20 MP, 15 deg FOV. 10 cm/pix at ~800 m. Asteroid (~5-12 m) detection from ~50K km. Science and optical (autonomous) naviation. NEA Scout and JPL IntelliCam
SATLANTIS iSIM 90 Imager for 12U/16U with up to 1.1 m GSD @ 500 km altitude and 11 km swath width. Dimensions 210 x 250 x 155 mm. SATLANTIS iSIM 90 Imager for CubeSats
Simera Sense xScape100 2U imager for 3/6U with 94 mm aperture. Simera Sense xScape100 Imager
Microwave radars NASA KaPDA Ka-band antenna KaPDA parabolic deployable Ka-band antenna with 0.5 m diameter, 1.5U stowed size, 1.2 kg mass and 42.5 dB gain. NASA RainCube 6U CubeSat
Radiometers Boulder (BEST) 150 and 183 GHz Radiometers 150 GHz radiometer has 2 channels between the 118 GHz oxygen absorption line and the 183 GHz water vapor absorption line. BEST Radiometers for nanosatellites
NASA Laser Heterodyne Radiometer (Mini-LHR) 4U occultation-viewing passive radiometer that measures methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor (H2O) in the limb.
Infrared imagers NASA BIRCHES 1.5U, 2.5 kg, 5 W. Spectral resolution (5 nm) to characterize volatiles (water etc) and minerals (oxides etc). Micro-crycooler to keep <140 K. NASA BIRCHES Spectrometer for CubeSats
Thoth Argus 1000 Infrared Range: 1000 nm - 1700 nm. Spectral resolution: 6 nm. 15 mm aperture, 0.15° FoV. Envelope: 45 × 50 × 80 mm. Mass < 230 g. Argus 1000 Infrared Spectrometer for nanosatellites
MWIR Grating Spectrometer (CIRAS) Spatial: 13.5 × 0.32 km. Spectral: 4.8-5.1 μm. 625 Channels. HOT-BIRD detectors comparable to HgCdTe at much reduced cost. CIRAS Spectrometer for CubeSats
Planetary Resources MWIR Midwave infrared imager (MWIR) in 3-5 μm with 15 m ground resolution. Planetary Resources MWIR Infrared Imager for microsatellites
Hyperspectral imagers / spectrometers Harris Fourier Spectrometer (CubeSat-FTS) 4 cm aperture, MWIR band only (5.7-8.3 um). Cooled to ~120K using an AVHRR-based passive cooler. Hundreds of hyperspectral bands. Harris Fourier Spectrometer (CubeSat-FTS)
Planetary Resources VNIR Visible-NIR 40 channel hyperspectral imager with 10 m resolution. Planetary Resources VNIR Imager
Planetary Resources CHAP Visible, NIR, IR and far-UV (90-140 nm) possible, 400 channels. Co-registration of spatial and spectral information.
VTT VISION Tunable spectral imager operating in the visible and near-infrared spectra (430 – 800 nm) for ozone vertical profile measurement. VISION Imager on 3U PICASSO
ESA Mini-TMA 90 m ground resolution, 565 km swath, 400-800 nm range, 300 channels, 15 nm spectral resolution, 150 g, 60 × 50 × 30 mm. ESA Mini-TMA Hyperspectral Imager
Snow and Water Imaging Spectrometer (SWIS) 4U, 1.9 kg, 350-1700 nm region with 5.7 nm sampling, 10 deg FoV, 160 m resolution from 500 km. Snow and Water Imaging Spectrometer (SWIS) Imager
cosine HyperScout 1U, 1.1 kg, 11W, 400-1000 nm in 45 bands, 40 m resolution and 164 km swatch from 300 km. cosine HyperScout Hyperspectral Imager
Neutron spectrometers NASA Mini-NS (Neutron Spectrometer) 2.5U detector using Cs2YLiCl6:Ce (CLYC) scintillator material to detect epithermal neutrons at spatial scales below 10 km. NASA Mini-NS Neutron Spectrometer
X-ray Amptek X-123SDD 7 × 10 × 2.5 cm, 180 g, 2.5 Watts, solar SXR spectral measurements in the 0.5-30 keV range (0.04-2.5 nm) with 0.15 keV energy resolution. Amptek X-ray Spectrometer
REDLEN M1770 Precise measurement of the cosmic (diffuse) X-ray background in the 20 – 50 KeV range. REDLEN CubeSat X-ray Payload
Lobster Eye X‐ray telescope Wide‐field optical system for X‐ray monitoring in range 3 ‐ 40 keV, based on Lobster Eye optics and Timepix detector VZLUSAT-1 X-ray Telescope
Mass spectrometer Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer (QIT-MS) 2.5 kg, 2U, isotopic accuracy <1%.
Gamma ray spectrometer Miniaturized SrI2 Gamma Ray Spectrometer 1U, 0.5 kg, 3 W. Europium-doped strontium iodide (SrI2) crystal is 15 × 15 × 10 mm. CubeSat Gamma-ray Spectrometer

CubeSat Launch Providers / Brokerers / Mission Integrators

Last update: 2022-06-01 | Changelog
Provider CubeSats launched First launch Launch cost
Terran Orbital 121+ 2003
Tyvak 121+ 2003
Space Flight Laboratory 10+ 2003
ISISpace 314+ 2009 $210,000 - 270,000 for 3U LEO
NASA CSLI and ELaNa 100+ 2011 Free
ESA Fly your Satellite! 10 2012 Free
Nanoracks 250+ 2012 $85,000 for 1U since 2017.
JAMSS / JAXA 10+ 2012
Spaceflight Industries 200+ 2013 $145,000 for 3U LEO, $295,000 for 6U LEO, $595,000 for 12U LEO. GTO and Lunar also listed.
GAUSS 12+ 2013
Exolaunch 80+ 2017 undefined
GK Launch Services 50+ 2017
Rocket Lab 90+ 2018 $70,000 - 80,000 for 1U LEO, $200,000 - 250,000 for 3U LEO, was public on the website in 2016.
KiboCUBE 3+ 2018 Free
TriSept 11+ 2018
SEOPS 4+ 2019
OmniTeq 4+ 2019
Space BD 1+ 2019
Alba Orbital 6 2019 PocketQube 1p $30,000, PocketQube 2p $47,000, PocketQube 3p $70,000
Virgin Orbit 0 2019 Assuming $10 million and 40 CubeSats gives $250,000 per 3U.
D-Orbit 20+ 2020
SpaceX ? 2021 $1M per up to 200 kg.
SAB Launch Services 30+ 2020
Maverick Space Systems 4+ 2021
HelioX Cosmos 1 2021
Arianespace 10+ 2020
Precious Payload 0 2022
Firefly 0 2021
Astra 30+ 2022
Momentus 2+ 2022 $120,000 - $260,000 for 3U, $230,000 - $500,000 for 6U, $430,000 - $960,000 for 12U depending on inclination
Fossa Systems 13+ 2022 Starting at 18,000€ per 1P.
Responsive Access 0 2022
Adaptive Launch Solutions ? 2022
NOAA 0 2022
PT Scientists 0 2022 $0.9M per kg to Lunar orbit was public on the website in 2018.
Geometric Energy Corporation 0 2022
Aevum 0 ?
LAUNCHER 0 2022 Starting from $20,000 per U.
GeoJump 0 2022
Astrobotic 0 2022 $1.2M per kg to Lunar orbit or surface
ULA (United Launch Alliance) 0 ? Free
RIDE 0 ?
Circle Aerospace 0 ?
LaMont Aerospace 0 ?
Astreos 0 ?
Goonhilly Earth Station 0 ? $1.3 M per kg
Mitsui-Spaceflight ? ?
NASA Rideshares ? ?
CGWIC ? ?

New launchers will be added here when they are very close to commercial missions because there are too many small rockets in development as seen from NewSpace Index.
Best overview of (upcoming) small satellite launchers by Carlos Niederstrasser and Warren Frick of Orbital ATK at IAC 2016. (I will mostly wait for the first launch before adding.)
There are many more providers and special (free) launch opportunities and competitions. e.g. with SLS to Moon through Cube Quest and with ESA AIM to Didymos asteroid.
Most nanosatellites from Japan, India, China and Russia are launched by their space agencies.

Ground Station Networks for Small Satellites

Organization Sites active / planned Status
KSAT (LITE) 30 / 64 Operational
Spaceflight Industries (Networks) 8 / 12+ Internal,Dormant?
Swedish Space Corporation (Infinity) 19 / ? Operational
Libre Space Foundation (SatNOGS) 360+ / ? Operational
ATLAS Space Operations (Freedom) 13 / 21 Operational
Leaf Space 10 / 15 Operational
RBC Signals 50 / 50+ Operational
Infostellar 3+ / 22+ Operational
Cingulan Space 1 / ? Operational
Amazon (AWS Ground Station) 2 / 12 Operational
Goonhilly Earth Station 1 / 1 Operational
CONTEC 1 / ? Operational
Capricorn Space 1 / 2+ Operational
CM Technology (CMT) 23 / ? Operational
SatelliteHerd 6 / 6 Operational
Globalstar 24 / 24 Operational
Iridium 77 / 77 Operational
Azure Orbital (Microsoft) (Azure Orbital) ? / ? Operational
Addvalue Technologies 0 / ? Operational
BridgeComm 0 / 10 In development
Arctic Space Technologies 1 / ? In development
OrbitLinx 0 / ? In development
Hedron (Analytical Space) (Fast Pixel) 1 / ? In development
EnduroSat (Space Data Gateway / InnoSpaceComm / Digital Ground Station) 0 / ? In development
GroundCom 0 / ? In development
WARPSPACE 0 / ? In development
Astrogate Labs 0 / ? In development
Space Union 0 / ? In development
Kepler Communications 0 / ? In development
OrbAstro 0 / ? In development
Skyloom 0 / ? In development
Stara Space 0 / ? In development
EOS SpaceLink 0 / 3 In development
Skygate Technologies ? / ? In development
Kratos (OpenSpace) 0 / ? In development
Sfera Technologies 0 / ? In development
Argotec 0 / ? Concept
Heliaq 0 / 50 Dormant?
Lockheed Martin (Verge) ? / ? Dormant?
COMRAY 0 / ? Cancelled
GENSO 0 / ? Cancelled
ConsiNet 0 / ? Cancelled
Audacy 0 / 3 Cancelled
Cubehub 0 / ? Cancelled
Cubersation 0 / 6 Cancelled

Last update: 2022-06-01 | Changelog

Mission Control Systems (MCS) for Nanosatellites

From commercial services and products to freeware mission control software

Mission Control System Status Description
Solenix (Elveti ) In use, In development Complete, cost effective solution for operating and monitoring nano and small satellites. Multi-satellites and multiple ground station capability. Scripts for simplified operations. Leverage key aerospace standards.
Bright Ascension (MCS) In use, In development A functional simulator allows operator training and the validation of onboard scripts before uploading. Infrastructure software to connect the ground stations to the mission operations centre.
NASA Open MCT In use, In development Mission control framework for visualization of data on desktop and mobile devices.
Ball Aerospace (COSMOS) In use, In development The User Interface for Command and Control of Embedded Systems
Spaceteq (MCS) In use, In development Complete management solution for small satellite missions.
Libre Space Foundation (Dashboard) In use, In development Dashboard and Data Warehouse for decoded telemetry.
Kubos (Major Tom) In use, In development Full-Stack Flight Software for Satellites. Introducing a space-grade flight system with ongoing support. Cloud based mission operations and data analytics service. Integration with both cloud based ground network providers and on-site hardware.
GomSpace (HOOP) In use, In development ESA contracts for Hands-Off Operations Platform (HOOP) to enable autonomous satellite operations for single satellites and constellations. HOOP is today fully flight proven and operationally deployed in customer projects.
Space Applications Services (Yamcs) In use, In development Heritage on ISS and now adding features to communicate spacecraft using CCSDS protocols.
D-Orbit (Aurora) In use, In development Cloud-based mission control platform.
Epsilon3 In use, In development Epsilon3 is the future of spacecraft operations software.
Saber Astronautics (PIGI ) In development Mission control software for the modern age. A video-game quality interface allows you to reach any point of the spacecraft or environment, while world class data mining gives operational intelligence to the meaning of the data.
Spaceit (MCS) In development MCS as a service, cloud based solution. ESA contract to develop operations simulator aimed at advancing cybersecurity and satellite communication systems.
Interstel (COSMOS ) In development Spin-off company of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Primary purpose is to market iCOSMOS™ and adapt it for specific and more proprietary applications.
Aerospace Corporation (Prairie) In development Prairie will give users the ability to train for space engagement by fusing architecture, technology and space operations together in a unique, open-source package.
NEXT (NCS-1) In development Based on the European Ground System - Common Core. Simplified deployment and configuration using Docker. Native Multi Mission functionality.
Mission Control Space Services In development Focus on (lunar) mission operations, onboard autonomy, and artificial intelligence.
Space Services Australia In development Digital-twin products to give our customers confidence that their system will work in space.
EnduroSat (Digital Mission Control) In development Our satellites come with a unique OS, accessible through our AWS-based service. Access and control your satellite on-demand.
Cognitive Space (CNTIENT) In development A software framework that can be maintained, improved, diagnosed and reconfigured easily to allow for autonomous satellite operations.
AIKO (MiRAGE) In development Enabling autonomous operations through state of the art Artificial Intelligence.
Telespazio Germany (Enable Space) In development Creating a complete new platform for the operations of space missions. We are inventing the next generation of ground software.
Emergent Space Technologies (Autopilot, Commander) In development The Autopilot application suite provides for semi-autonomous clustered spacecraft guidance and control.
S.A.T.E. (CASTeC) In development CASTeC (Context Aware Spacecraft Telemetry Checking) constellation monitoring tool.
EMSISTI In early stage? Web platform for Data Center and Mission of a space project with use of SQL database features and accessibility for mobile devices.
KSAT In development A dedicated group will perform satellite and mission adapted satellite and payload services for the entire life span of the spacecraft.
CubeSat Data (CubeSat Data) Cancelled CubeSat Data can manage the entire data pipeline of your cube or small satellite mission.
Audacy (Quindar ) Cancelled Aims to create a modern, browser based, real time data visualization platform to monitor and operate complex engineering systems in a spaceflight mission operations setting. Commercially backed by Audacy to maintain it for free.

Last update: 2022-06-01 | Changelog

Nanosatellite Crowdfunding Campaigns

Project name Raised Goal Year Platform
KickSat $74,586 $30,000 2011 Kickstarter
Sampling Space $880 $20,000 2011 Kickstarter
ArduSat $106,330 $35,000 2012 Kickstarter
SkyCube $116,890 $82,500 2012 Kickstarter
LunarSail $15,817 $11,000 2013 Kickstarter
CAT Thruster $67,865 $200,000 2013 Kickstarter
ARKYD $1,505,366 $1,000,000 2013 Kickstarter
PocketQube $3,900 $3,700 2013 Kickstarter
Fox-1C $26,661 $25,000 2014 Fundrazr
Ex-Alta 1 $36,681 $30,000 2014 Useed
UW Race to Moon $16,541 $50,000 2015 Useed@UW
Caelus $4 $3,800 2015 Kickstarter
OzQube-1 $2,330 $50,000 2015 GoFundMe
BroncoSat 1 $0 $100,000 2015 C3Funding
LightSail $1,241,615 $200,000 2015 Kickstarter
Mayak $3,157 $45,000 2015 Kickstarter
CubeSat $63 $60,000 2015 Kickstarter
CubeSat 4 Disclosure $13,280 $12,000 2015 Indiegogo
CubeSat 4 Disclosure $10,770 $10,000 2016 Kickstarter
CubeSat 4 Disclosure $392 $5,000 2016 Kickstarter
KitCube Lunar Orbiter $124,125 $100,000 2016 Crowdfund MIT
Irazú $81,369 $75,000 2016 Kickstarter
Cu-REO $165 $40,000 2016 Indiegogo
HyperQube $1,712 $230,000 2016 Kickstarter
Cislunar Explorers $3,048 $50,000 2016 Kickstarter
SPOC Sat $5,377 $25,000 2016 GeorgiaFunder
Project DaVinci $9,725 $250,000 2016 Kickstarter
Modular CubeSat $1,214 $13,000 2017 Indiegogo
Triteia $23,230 $110,000 2017 Indiegogo
MoonWatcher $17,155 $150,000 2017 Kickstarter
Surya Satellite 1 (SS-1) $980 $220,000 2017 Kitabisa
ESTCube-2 €38,743 €30,000 2017 Hooandja
D-SAT €12,328 €25,000 2017 Kickstarter
MOCI $29,243 $40,000 2017 GeorgiaFunder
Positron Dynamics $1,303,000 $1,500,000 2017 Propelx
OTCNS $28 $300,000 2017 Indiegogo
CU-E3 $3,095 $100,000 2018 Boulder
ASP1 $8,541 $300,000 2018 Crowdcube
CubeSat Structures $2008 $3,846 2018 Kickstarter
Brown CubeSat $7,230 $10,000 2018 Homepage
DaVinci Satellite $1,200 $10,000 2019 Kickstarter
AmbaSat-1 $55,219 $32,861 2019 Kickstarter
LigerSat $1,553 $70,000 2019 Kickstarter
blair3sat $200 $1,000 2019 Kickstarter
3D Metal Printed Satellites $0 $355,000 2019 Crowdfunder
ASTRAEUS $103 $6,500 2019 GoFundMe
NOVA $1,671 $18,600 2020 Kickstarter
SanoSat-1 $7,056 $43,000 2020 GoFundMe
Calypso $0? ? 2020 Patreon
Last update: 2020-10-04 | Changelog

CubeSat Photos From Space

Images of Earth and space taken with CubeSats and other nanosatellites.

Nanosatellite U or mass Photos from space Source
XI-V 2005-10-27 1U XI-V
AeroCube-2 2007-04-17 1U AeroCube-2 Link
CUTE-1.7+APD-2 2008-04-28 3 kg CUTE-1.7+APD-2CUTE-1.7+APD-2CUTE-1.7+APD-2CUTE-1.7+APD-2CUTE-1.7+APD-2CUTE-1.7+APD-2CUTE-1.7+APD-2 Link
AeroCube-3 2009-05-19 1U AeroCube-3AeroCube-3AeroCube-3AeroCube-3AeroCube-3 Link
PSSC-2 2011-07-20 3.7 kg PSSC-2PSSC-2PSSC-2 Link
MaSat-1 2012-02-13 1U MaSat-1MaSat-1MaSat-1MaSat-1 Link
AeroCube-4 2012-09-13 1U AeroCube-4AeroCube-4AeroCube-4AeroCube-4AeroCube-4 Link
Dove-2 2013-04-19 3U Dove-2Dove-2 Link
Dove-1 2013-04-21 3U Dove-1Dove-1Dove-1 Link
PhoneSat 1.0 2013-04-21 1U PhoneSat 1.0 Link
NEE-01 Pegaso 2013-04-26 1U NEE-01 Pegaso
ESTCube-1 2013-05-07 1U ESTCube-1ESTCube-1ESTCube-1ESTCube-1ESTCube-1ESTCube-1ESTCube-1ESTCube-1ESTCube-1ESTCube-1ESTCube-1ESTCube-1 Link
Vermont Lunar Cubesat 2013-11-20 1U Vermont Lunar CubesatVermont Lunar CubesatVermont Lunar CubesatVermont Lunar Cubesat Link
NEE-02 Krysaor 2013-11-21 1U NEE-02 Krysaor
IPEX 2013-12-06 1U IPEXIPEXIPEXIPEXIPEX Link
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LituanicaSAT-1 2014-01-09 1U LituanicaSAT-1LituanicaSAT-1LituanicaSAT-1
LightSail 2015-05-20 3U LightSail Link
TW-1A 2015-09-25 3U TW-1ATW-1ATW-1A Link
Athenoxat-1 2015-12-16 3U Athenoxat-1Athenoxat-1Athenoxat-1Athenoxat-1Athenoxat-1Athenoxat-1Athenoxat-1Athenoxat-1Athenoxat-1 Link
BEESAT 4 2016-06-22 1U BEESAT 4 Link
AlSat Nano 2016-09-26 3U AlSat NanoAlSat NanoAlSat NanoAlSat NanoAlSat NanoAlSat Nano Link
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BGUSat 2017-02-15 3U BGUSatBGUSat Link
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nSIGHT 2017-04-18 2U nSIGHTnSIGHTnSIGHTnSIGHTnSIGHTnSIGHTnSIGHTnSIGHTnSIGHTnSIGHT Link
Aalto-1 2017-06-23 3U Aalto-1 Link
CICERO 2017-06-23 6U CICERO Link
Ursa Maior 2017-06-23 3U Ursa MaiorUrsa MaiorUrsa MaiorUrsa Maior Link
NanoACE 2017-07-14 3U NanoACE Link
ASTERIA 2017-08-14 6U ASTERIA Link
ISARA 2017-11-12 3U ISARAISARAISARA Link
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Buccaneer 2017-11-18 3U Buccaneer Buccaneer Link
Arkyd 6 2018-01-12 6U Arkyd 6 Link
CICERO 2018-01-12 6U CICERO Link
Tyvak-61c (GEOStare) 2018-01-12 3U Tyvak-61c (GEOStare) Link
GOMX-4B 2018-02-02 6U GOMX-4B Link
Juvenile 2018-02-02 3U Juvenile Link
TRICOM 1R Tasuki 2018-02-03 3U TRICOM 1R TasukiTRICOM 1R Tasuki Link
MarCO 2018-05-05 6U MarCOMarCO Link
RainCube 2018-05-21 6U RainCube Link
CP7 (Dave) 2018-09-15 1U CP7 (Dave)CP7 (Dave)CP7 (Dave)CP7 (Dave)CP7 (Dave)CP7 (Dave)CP7 (Dave)CP7 (Dave)CP7 (Dave) Link
CICERO 2018-11-11 6U CICERO Link
IRVINE01 2018-11-11 1U IRVINE01 Link
MYSAT-1 2018-11-17 1U MYSAT-1MYSAT-1MYSAT-1 Link
CICERO 2018-11-29 6U CICERO Link
Reaktor Hello World 2018-11-29 2U Reaktor Hello WorldReaktor Hello WorldReaktor Hello WorldReaktor Hello WorldReaktor Hello World Link
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Corvus-BC (Landmapper-BC) 2018-12-03 6U Corvus-BC (Landmapper-BC)Corvus-BC (Landmapper-BC)Corvus-BC (Landmapper-BC) Link
PW-Sat2 2018-12-03 2U PW-Sat2PW-Sat2PW-Sat2PW-Sat2PW-Sat2PW-Sat2PW-Sat2
SeaHawk 2018-12-03 3U SeaHawk Link
Delphini-1 2018-12-05 1U Delphini-1Delphini-1Delphini-1 Link
AeroCube-11 (TOMSat, R3) 2018-12-16 3U AeroCube-11 (TOMSat, R3) Link
STF-1 2018-12-16 3U STF-1STF-1 Link
ZACUBE-2-5 2018-12-27 3U ZACUBE-2-5ZACUBE-2-5 Link
Astrocast 2019-04-01 3U Astrocast Link
AeroCube-10 2019-04-17 1.5U AeroCube-10AeroCube-10AeroCube-10 Link
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NepaliSat-1 2019-04-17 1U NepaliSat-1 Link
Raavana-1 2019-04-17 1U Raavana-1Raavana-1Raavana-1 Link
Seeker 2019-04-17 3U SeekerSeekerSeekerSeeker Link
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Światowid 2019-04-17 2U ŚwiatowidŚwiatowid Link
Uguisu 2019-04-17 1U UguisuUguisu Link
Xiaoxiang-1 04 2019-06-05 6U Xiaoxiang-1 04Xiaoxiang-1 04Xiaoxiang-1 04Xiaoxiang-1 04 Link
CP9 2019-06-25 2U CP9CP9CP9CP9CP9CP9 Link
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LightSail 2019-06-25 3U LightSailLightSailLightSailLightSailLightSailLightSailLightSailLightSailLightSailLightSailLightSailLightSailLightSailLightSail Link
Painani-1 2019-06-29 3U Painani-1Painani-1Painani-1Painani-1 Link
BEESAT 9 2019-07-05 1U BEESAT 9 Link
Lucky-7 2019-07-05 1U Lucky-7Lucky-7Lucky-7 Link
BRO 2019-08-18 6U BRO Link
Taurus-1 (Jinniuzuo-1) 2019-09-12 10 kg Taurus-1 (Jinniuzuo-1)Taurus-1 (Jinniuzuo-1)Taurus-1 (Jinniuzuo-1) Link
HARP 2019-11-02 3U HARP Link
HuskySat-1 2019-11-02 3U HuskySat-1HuskySat-1 Link
Xiaoxiang-1 08 2019-11-03 6U Xiaoxiang-1 08 Link
OPS-SAT 2019-12-18 3U OPS-SATOPS-SATOPS-SATOPS-SATOPS-SAT Link
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RAAF M2 2020-06-13 3U RAAF M2 Link
FSSCat 2020-09-02 6U FSSCat Link
NAPA-1 2020-09-02 6U NAPA-1NAPA-1NAPA-1NAPA-1NAPA-1NAPA-1NAPA-1NAPA-1NAPA-1NAPA-1NAPA-1 Link
CICERO 2020-09-02 6U CICERO Link
NetSat 2020-09-28 3U NetSatNetSatNetSat Link
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RSP-01 2021-02-20 1U RSP-01RSP-01 Link
Tsuru 2021-02-20 1U TsuruTsuruTsuruTsuru Link
CubeSX-HSE 2021-03-22 3U CubeSX-HSECubeSX-HSE Link
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CubeSX-Sirius-HSE 2021-03-22 3U CubeSX-Sirius-HSECubeSX-Sirius-HSECubeSX-Sirius-HSE Link
OrbiCraft - Zorkiy 2021-03-22 6U OrbiCraft - ZorkiyOrbiCraft - ZorkiyOrbiCraft - ZorkiyOrbiCraft - ZorkiyOrbiCraft - ZorkiyOrbiCraft - ZorkiyOrbiCraft - ZorkiyOrbiCraft - Zorkiy Link
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RAAF M2 2021-03-22 6U (1/2 12U) RAAF M2 Link
WildTrackCube 2021-03-22 1U WildTrackCubeWildTrackCube Link
Tyvak-0130 2021-05-15 12U Tyvak-0130Tyvak-0130 Link
GASPACS 2021-12-21 1U GASPACSGASPACSGASPACS Link
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STORK 2022-01-13 3U STORK Link
CICERO 2022-05-25 6U CICERO Link

Last update: 2022-06-01

CubeSat Costs

Often complete project and whole mission costs with big consortiums.
Please read the description carefully to estimate single CubeSat costs.

Project Size Organization Manufactured (AIVT) by Costs Source Funded primarily by
AeroCube-14 3U The Aerospace Corporation In-house $4.1 million for the whole program. Link US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center
AISTECHSAT (DANU) 2U 2U Aistech GomSpace $230,000 for the single CubeSat platform Link
Amber 6U Horizon Technologies AAC Clyde Space £4.6 million for a full turn-key solution including two satellites, launches, operations and data delivery. Link
IOD Mission 3 6U Horizon Technologies AAC Clyde Space $1,880,000 for four 3U IOD Mission platforms and $265,000 to upgrade this into 6U Link UK Satellite Applications Catapult
Buccaneer 6U Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation Inovor $2.5M Link Australian Defence Force
CatSat 6U University of Arizona In-house $450000 for the GomSpace 6U platform. Link
Clyde Orbcomm 3U AAC Clyde Space AAC Clyde Space $5,900,000 for the manufacturing, launch and long-term operations of two CubeSats Link
Exoterra CubeSat 12U Exoterra Resource In-house? $2 million from NASA Tipping Point. Link NASA
DAILI 6U (1x6U) The Aerospace Corporation In-house $28.5 million for complete project. Link NASA
AISTECHSAT (DANU) 2U 2U Aistech GomSpace $1,570,000 for additional 6 DANU platforms and for AIVT of 10 DANU CubeSats Link
Deorbitsail 3U EU FP7 consortium SSTL $3,200,000 for the whole project and consortium including platform and launch Link EU / European Commission
Diamond 6U (Sky and Space Global) 6U Sky and Space Global GomSpace $5,950,000 is the order value for the first batch of 8 CubeSats Link
DUPLEX 6U CU Aerospace NearSpace Launch $1.7 million Link NASA
undefined 6U Space Inventor Space Inventor $0.96M million for spacecraft, launch and operation. Link ESA (European Space Agency)The Danish MInistry of Higher Education and Science
ET-SMART-RSS 6U Ethiopian Space Science & Technology Institute (ESSTI) Smart Satellite $1.5 million in total funded jointly by the Belt & Road Initiative and Sunny Group.
FACSAT 6U Colombian Air Force GomSpace $770,000 Link
Faraday-1 6U In-Space Missions In-house? £4.9 million for this and future validation missions. Link
GEMS (Orbital Micro Systems) 6U Orbital Micro Systems AAC Clyde Space $785,000 Link UK Space Launch Programme
GOMX-5 12U GomSpace GomSpace Over $2 million in total as of 2020. Link
HERMES-SP 3U INAF (National Institute for Astrophysics) In-house $3,950,000 for the whole consortium including 6 spacecraft (HERMES-SP, HERMES-TP) with launches and operations Link EU / European Commission
Hyperion 1 12U Inovor Inovor $3.85 million Link Australian Defence Force
Infante 16U Tekever In-house $10 million for total costs of the consortium. Link EU / European Commission
Intuition-1 6U KP Labs AAC Clyde Space $1,200,000 for design, manufacturing, launch and early operations. $650,000 is for the platform. Link
GEMS (Orbital Micro Systems) 3U Orbital Micro Systems AAC Clyde Space $1,880,000 for four 3U IOD Mission platforms UK Satellite Applications Catapult
Juventas 6U ESA (European Space Agency) GomSpace $13 million to deliver spacecraft and payloads. Link
TARS (Kepler) 6U Kepler Communications AAC Clyde Space $880,000 grant for the mission (actual CubeSat costs unknown) UK Satellite Applications Catapult
Kleos Space - Polar Vigilance Mission (KSF1) 6U Kleos Space ISISpace $2.5 million for the 4 satellite contract Link
Kleos Scouting Mission (KSM1) 6U Kleos Space GomSpace $2.83 million for 4 satellites Link
LLITED 1.5U The Aerospace Corporation In-house $2,520,000 for two spacecraft and mission including launch and operations Link NASA
M-ARGO 12U ESA GomSpace $450,000 for Phase-A Link ESA (European Space Agency)
MACSAT 6U OQ Technology NanoAvionics $2.4 million Link ESA (European Space Agency)Luxembourg
MarCO 6U NASA In-house $18,500,000 for two spacecraft and all project costs Link NASA
MIR-SAT1 1U Mauritius Research Council AAC Clyde Space $405,00 for platform, operations, ground stations and training. Link Mauritius Research Council
NARSSCube-2 1U National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) In-house $60000 Link
NEPTUNO 3U Elecnor Deimos In-house $2.8M is the total budget. Link ERDF (European Regional Development Fund)Self-funded
NSLSat 6U NSLComm AAC Clyde Space $1.5 million for the &U satellite, launch and operations plus a ground segment software solution. Link
OPS-SAT 3U ESA (European Space Agency) Graz University of Technology $2.66 million Link
Outernet 1U 1U Outernet AAC Clyde Space $1,250,000 for three Outernet CubeSat platforms Link UK Space Agency
PEARLS (Sky and Space Global) 8U (4Ux2U) Sky and Space Global GomSpace $5,950,000 is the order value for the first batch of 8 CubeSats Link
PISAT 6U Poland’s Armed Forces Creotech $18 million, of which about 40 percent will be allocated to Creotech Instruments to finance its share of the work. Link Poland's National Center for Research and Development
PIXL-1 3U DLR (German Aerospace Center) GomSpace $560,000 for the single CubeSat platform Link DLR (German Aerospace Center)
RACE (ESA) 6U ESA GomSpace $450,000 for the first phase A of two CubeSats for the larger consortium Link ESA (European Space Agency)
Saab VDES CubeSat 3U Saab AAC Clyde Space $1.94 million Link Swedish Transport Administration
SCOUT-1 (EPS-MACCS) 12U GomSpace GomSpace Contract value is EUR 24,000,000. GomSpace revenue impact is EUR 10,000,000, whereof direct GomSpace revenue share will be EUR 7,000,000. Link
SeaHawk 3U University of North Carolina Wilmington AAC Clyde Space $1,680,000 for two CubeSat platforms Link Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
SEAM 3U Royal Institute of Technology GomSpace $3,000,000 for the whole project and consortium including platform and launch Link EU / European Commission
SOAR 3U The University of Manchester GomSpace €5.7 million Link EU / European Commission
SpIRIT 6U University of Melbourne Inovor $2.8M grant for the project. Link Australian Space Agency
Startical 6U Startical GomSpace €14.5 million for the whole project including 3 spacecraft. Link
SULIS 12U Northumbria University ? $105 million for the whole consortium Link UK Space Agency
SunRISE 6U NASA JPL In-house $62.6 million to design, build, and launch the SunRISE mission. Link
SWARM-EX 3U Olin College In-house $4 million Link US National Science Foundation (NSF)
TEMPEST-D 6U Colorado State University Blue Canyon $8.2 million Link
Tiger-2 6U OQ Technology NanoAvionics $2.4 million Link ESA (European Space Agency)Luxembourg
UKube-1 3U UK Space Agency AAC Clyde Space $1,000,000 for CubeSat platform and ground segment Link UK Space Agency
Unknown DARPA CubeSat 6U DARPA In-house $4.5 million for the program Link US Air Force
VPM 6U Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) In-house $4.5 million for the program Link US Air Force
xSPANCION 6U AAC Clyde Space AAC Clyde Space $12.1 million from the UK Space Agency together for the first and second phases. Link UK Space Agency
XVI 12U ViaSat Blue Canyon $10 million for the whole project. Link

Last update: 2022-06-01

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