ISIS 3U Cubesat

Flight proven, cost-effective platforms

The ISIS CubeSat bus is a flight proven, cost-effective platform with a reduced time-to orbit that meets the performance required for a wide range of nanosatellite based applications; from satellite-based AIS ship tracking and Earth observation to astronomy and life sciences. The ISIS platform is delivered pre-integrated. As every mission is one-of-a-kind and therefore, we have focused on a CubeSat bus design that enables the right balance between flexibility, compatibility, and reliability, allowing your team to focus in the mission and payload reducing your total time-to-orbit.

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Bus components and resources

1U ISIS 1U Cubesat
3U ISIS 3U Cubesat
6U ISIS 6U Cubesat
1U cubesat rendering

Bus components

Ground support equipment

Mechanical GSE

Electrical GSE

Radio GSE

Star Tracker

ISIS Deployable Solar Panels

1U platform resources

Volume available 0.4U
Mass available 700g
Capability Detumbling
Data bus I2C/RS-232
Storage 2 x 2GB
Average payload power 400mW
Power bus 3.3 V / 5 V (2A max)
Uplink 9.6kbps (VHF)
Downlink 9.6kbps (UHF)
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Bus components

Advanced Bus Subsystems

ISIS S-Band Transmitter

S-Band Patch Antenna

Reaction Wheels

Star Tracker

ISIS Deployable Solar Panels

3U platform resources

Basic Bus
Advanced Bus
Volume available 2U 1.5U
Mass available 4kg from 4kg
Pointing accuracy 10° (in sunlight) 5° (whole orbit)
Main control bus I2C I2C
Payload interfaces I2C/SPI/UART I2C/SPI/UART/CAN
Storage Up to 64GB Up to 64GB
Average payload power Up to 2W Up to 5W
TT&C uplink 1.2kbps (VHF) 9.6kbps (VHF)
TT&C downlink 9.6kbps (UHF) 9.6kbps (UHF)
Payload data downlink 9.6kbps (UHF) 3.4Mbps (S-band)

Other options are available upon request.

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6U cubesat rendering

Bus components

Advanced Bus Subsystems

ISIS S-Band Transmitter

S-Band Patch Antenna

Reaction Wheels

Star Tracker

ISIS Deployable Solar Panels

GNSS and Sun/Earth sensors

6U platform resources

Basic Bus
Advanced Bus
Volume available 3U 2.5U
Mass available 6kg 5.5kg
Pointing accuracy 3° (in sunlight) 0.1° (whole orbit)
Main control bus I2C I2C
Payload interfaces I2C/ SPI / USART / UART I2C/ CAN / SPI / USART / UART
Storage Up to 64GB Up to 64GB
Average payload power 10W Up to 20W
Power bus 3V3 / 5V / 16V (2A max) 3V3 / 5V / 16V (2A max)
TT&C (VHF/UHF) 9.6kbps 9.6kbps
Payload data downlink (S-band) - 3.4 Mbps

Other options are available upon request.

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Applications

ship tracking

Ship tracking Triton ship tracking

Payload:

  • ISIS AIS Receiver
  • Low power consumption <2W
  • Flight heritage since 2013

 

Bus configuration:

  • Basic Bus and Advanced Bus compatible
  • Software available upon request

Recommended bus:

  • 3U
earth observation

Earth Observation Gaia earth observation

Payload:

  • Visible/ Multispectral images
  • GSD: 30m
  • Flight heritage since 2017

 

Bus configuration:

  • Advanced Bus compatible
  • Software available upon request

Recommended bus:

  • 3U or 6U
IoT

IoT/M2M

Payload:

  • Configurable receiver
  • High power capabilities
  • Enabling on-board processing

 
Bus configuration:

  • Basic Bus and Advanced Bus compatible
  • Software available upon request

Recommended bus:

  • 6U

Additional services

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Launch services

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commissioning

Commissioning and operations support

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