ISISpace selected by the Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory to realize a 6U CubeSat platform

Andra GenteaNews

ISIS – Innovative Solutions in Space was selected by the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory (HSFL) to realize their 6U CubeSat platform. ISISpace and HSFL will work closely on the design for this challenging mission. ISISpace will provide the platform while the payload integration and flight preparation will be completed by HSFL.

ISIS 6U platform rendering

The platform, called HyTI – Hyperspectral Thermal Imager, will demonstrate how high spectral (25 bands) and spatial resolution (60 m) thermal infrared image data can be acquired from a 6U CubeSat.

The mission will test several novel technologies including an interferometric imaging approach for acquiring the spectral data, and NASA/JPL’s Barrier InfraRed Detector technology. In addition to the HSFL and ISIS, the team includes the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, West Coast Solutions, Quest Unlimited, American Infrared (AIRS), SaraniaSat, and New England Optical Systems (NEOS). The project received funding from NASA’s Earth Science Technology Office InVEST program.

“We are very pleased to be collaborating with ISISpace on this exciting mission, and look forward to combining our innovative approach to acquiring high spectral resolution thermal data with their innovative solutions to spacecraft design, fabrication, and integration”, said Robert Wright, Interim Director of HIGP, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and PI of the HyTI mission.

Abe Bonnema, Marketing Director at ISISpace added: “We are honored to have been selected to build the platform for the Hawaii Spaceflight Laboratory based on our expertise and innovative approach. We look forward to deliver the platform for their prestigious NASA-funded mission.”

About ISIS – Innovative Solutions In Space

Innovative Solutions In Space B.V. is one of the leading companies in the fast-growing small satellite market. The company, based in the Netherlands, is vertically integrated and combines research and development, testing, launch services, and operation of small space systems in a single organization. This allows ISISpace to provide the right solution for every customer, from subsystems to full turn-key missions and custom solutions.

More information about ISIS can be found at

About HSFL – Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory

The Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory (HSFL) was established in 2007 within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) and the College of Engineering (CoE) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. HSFL is also embedded as a laboratory of the Hawai’i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP). As a multidisciplinary research and education center, HSFL brings together individuals from various areas of research in sciences and engineering to work on the exploration and understanding of space. HSFL enables the University of Hawaii (and other organizations) to design, build, launch and operate microsatellites in the 1-150 kg range that can be configured for a variety of science and educational objectives. More information about HSFL can be found at