SOWA

Extended EO-capable platform aimed at shared in-orbit service provision – imagery, data, services for external payloads and solutions – launches December 2021 with SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
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Up to 4U of Cubesat capacity available

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Optical payload with up 1m resolution

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Advance Earth-Observation services in-orbit and on the ground

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Mission details

SatRevolution SOWA creates value in following (but not limited to) business cases:
  • Image processing, value-added Earth-observation services
  • Demonstration of Earth-observation-oriented technologies in real-life scenarios
  • Provision of imagery, services and data
  • Obtaining flight heritage for your sub-systems and componentry
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Current available payload slot options:
  • 12x of 0,25U slots
  • 6x of 0,5U slots
  • 3x 1U slots
  • 2x 2U slots
  • 2x tuna-can external slot
 
Space-proven NanoBus structure:
  • CNC manufactured of Aluminium 6061, 5083, 6082 alloy
  • Hard anodized and oxidized
  • Up to 2 safety deployment switches and 1 RBF pin
  • Two separation springs
Available interfaces:

Platform can accept both standard PC104 and platform proprietary design mechanical payload interfaces. Proprietary design allows for smooth payload integration process.

Interfaces available: I2C, SPI, UART, RS485, RS422, CAN, USB, Ethernet, DAC/ADC. Other interfaces are available on request.

 

Power management system is based on complex of Energy Harvesting System; Battery Management System; Auxiliary Power System (payload power supply). 
  • Peak power 75 W
  • System redundancy, autonomous fault handling and recovery
  • Battery supervisory circuit
  • Hardware protection from excessive discharge
  • Hardware MPPT implementation
  • User programable up to 6 A maximum battery pack load current
  • Available power supply: 1.8 V, 3.3 V, 5 V, 12 V and unregulated battery voltage
  • Up to 36V available on request
  • Battery pack capacity: 54,6 Wh
Space-proven command and data handling module with following capabilities:
  • Main processor: up to 216 MHz, 2 MB FLASH
  • Storage memory: from 1 GB up to 16 GB NAND FLASH
  • External program memory: up to 3 MB with hardware Forward Error Correction
  • Payload interfaces: I2C, SPI, UART, RS485, RS422, CAN, USB, Ethernet, DAC/ADC
  • Multiple temperature sensors
  • Working temperatures: -30oC to 65oC
  • Power supply: independent DC/DC converter
  • Over-The-Air update capability
Redundant low frequency communication module
  • Two independent radio transceivers
  • Frequency range: 400-440 MHz (optionally 120-500 MHz)
  • Transmission data rate 9,6 kb/s
  • RF output power: 30 dBm (reconfiguration available on request)
  • External program memory: up to 1 MB with hardware Forward Error Correction
  • Radio Sensitivity: -120 dBm
  • Over-The-Air update capability
S-band communication module
  • S-band frequency range: 2200 – 2290 MHz or 2400-2450 MHz
  • RF output power: 30 dBm
  • S-band transmission rate: 3.5 – 10.5 Mb/s
  • External program memory: up to 1 MB with hardware Forward Error Correction
  • Over-The-Air update capability
X-band communication module with 300 Mb/s transmission rate
Platform is equipped with following attitude determination and control subsystems:
  • Space-proven advance flight computer
  • 3x magnetorquers
  • 3x reaction wheels
  • 1x coarse sun-sensor
  • 1x fine sun-sensor
  • 1x magnetometer 3-axis
  • 1x gyroscope 3-axis
  • 1x GPS receiver
Platform accuracy: <1 degree of positioning accuracy; <0,01 degree of pointing accuracy
Platform is carrying 2 x SatRevolution Vision 300 optical payloads with additional processing capabilities.
  • Sensors: 2 (Bayer; NIR)
  • Bands: 4 (B; G; R; NIR)
  • Ground Sample Distance (GSD): 5.8 m @500 km
  • Field of View (FoV) for a single sensor: 14.2 x 11.8 km @500 km
  • Angle of view (AoV) for a single sensor: 1.62° x 1.35°
  • Maximum image area per orbit: 7 600 km2
  • Daily coverage: 122 800 km2
  • On-board memory: 128 GB Flash
  • Single image resolution – 2456 x 2054 px
  • Focal length – 300 mm; Aperture – f/5.6
  • 8, 10, 12 bit processing
  • September-December 2020 – external payload design and readiness review
  • January-March 2021 – external payload design finalization
  • April 2021 – provision of payload engineering models
  • May 2021 – provision of payload flight models
  • June-July 2021 – payload integration
  • August-September 2021 – satellite integration and testing campaign
  • October 2021 – delivery for launch
  • December 2021 – launch
  • January 2022-December 2024 – in-orbit service provision
Payload Services:
  • Payload design review
  • Platform provision
  • Assembly, integration and testing
  • Campaign management
  • Launch event
  • Platform and payload commissioning
  • Payload in-orbit operations and service provision
Data Services:
  • Imaging
  • Image processing
  • Data analysis
  • Custom tasking



SOWA mission platform visualization



SOWA mission 3D model

SOWA Mission

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