Attitude, Determination, & Control System (ADCS) Testing
Preflight ADCS testing to verify performance reduces mission risk and helps operators and engineers better understand the systems that enable accurate pointing. SDL specializes in miniaturization and our Nanosat Operation Verification and Assessment (NOVA) test facility is designed specifically for spacecraft, sub-systems, and components sized up to 25kg.
- Torque coils
- Reaction wheels
- Star trackers
- Sun sensors
- Full ADCS system on an air bearing
Dynamic Ionosphere CubeSat Experiment
Twin CubeSats mapped the geomagnetic Storm Enhanced Density (SED) plasma bulge and plume formations in Earth’s ionosphere.
Auroral Spatial Structures Probe
ASSP was designed to measure the spatial and temporal variation of the energy flow in the upper atmosphere in and around the aurora to better understand global temperature changes in the thermosphere.
HyperAngular Rainbow Polarimeter
The HARP instrument is a wide field-of-view hyperangular imaging polarimeter designed to characterize aerosol and cloud properties.
SDL’s Pearl spacecraft platform is a set of standard and customizable components that can be assembled into multiple mission configurations while minimizing non-recurring engineering costs and development schedules.