SOWA

Launching in December 2021, SOWA is the innovative shared platform with Advance Earth-Observation capabilities. Aimed at in-orbit services, the mission currently has capacity for external payloads. We add value to your business case by providing real-life service scenarios.
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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

To find out more about services aboard SOWA mission please contact us

Mission details

Our mission creates value in:
  • Image processing
  • Value-added Earth-Observation services
  • Demonstration of Earth-Observation technologies in real-life scenarios
  • Provision of services and data
Other uses:
  • In-orbit demonstration, verification and testing
  • Obtaining flight heritage
  • 6x of 0,25U slots
  • 3x of 0,5U slots
  • 1U + 0,5U slots
  • 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:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Guaranteed platform accuracy: <1 degree of positioning accuracy; <1 degree of pointing accuracy

Platform is carrying SatRevolution Vision 300 optical payload with additional processing capabilities.

  • Bands: 3 (R, G, B)
  • Ground Sample Distance (GSD): 5.8 m @500 km
  • Field of View (FoV): 14.2 x 11.8 km @500 km; angle of view (AoV): 1.62° x 1.35°
  • Maximum image area per orbit: 3800 km2
  • Daily coverage: 61400 km2
  • On-board memory: FRAM 64 GB
  • Single image resolution: 2456 x 2054 px
  • Focal length: 300 mm; aperture – f/5.6
  • 8, 10, 12-bit processing
  • July-August 2020 – external payload design and readiness review
  • September-October 2020 – external payload design finalization
  • November 2020 – provision of payload engineering models
  • December 2020 – provision of payload flight models
  • January 2021 – payload integration
  • February-March 2021 – satellite integration and testing campaign
  • April 2021 – delivery for launch
  • June 2021 – launch to Sun-Synchronous orbit @500+ km altitude
  • July 2021-June 2024 – in-orbit service provision
  • Payload design review
  • Platform provision
  • Assembly, integration and testing
  • Campaign management
  • Launch event
  • Platform and payload commissioning
  • Payload in-orbit operations and service provision



SOWA mission platform visualization



SOWA mission 3D model

SOWA Mission

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