SpaceQuest Microsatellite Bus

  • Low Cost, High Performance

  • 5 Year Mean Mission Duration

  • 13 kg, 25 cm cube

  • 20 Watts of Solar Power

  • 1 Watt Bus Power Consumption

  • 3 CPUs, 12 RXs, 3 TXs, 12 ANTs

  • Inexpensive Piggyback Launch

  • Autonomous Operation

  • Significant Flight Heritage

    • AprizeSat-1 & -2

    • AprizeSat-3 & -4

    • AprizeSat-5

    • exactView-5 & -6

    • AprizeSat-8

    • AprizeSat-9 & -10


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CubeSat 3U Hosted Payload Configuration

  • Low Cost, High Performance

  • 5 Year Mean Mission Duration

  • 5 kg, 3U CubeSat Structure; 1U volume and “tuna can” dedicated for payloads

  • 26 Watts Max Peak Solar Power from 4 Deployable Solar Arrays

  • 3.2Watt Bus Power Consumption (includes ADCS and GPS)

  • 2 CPUs, 1 UHF Transceiver, 1 S-Band Transceiver, 1 VHF Receiver, 5 Antennas*

  • 3-Axis Attitude Control

  • Inexpensive Dispenser Launch

  • Autonomous Operation

  • Flight Heritage – Launched November 2018 and Operating On-Orbit:

    • THEA

    • BRIO

  • CubeSat platform can be modified to support additional antennas to include S-band, X-band capabilities and the needs of the payload(s).


Hosted Payload Opportunities

If you are looking to fly something in space, but don't need a full spacecraft, SpaceQuest also offers low-cost hosted payload opportunities on our AprizeSat series of microsatellites. This opportunity includes integration of your payload with our satellite, required testing, launch, and operations resulting in the delivery of your mission data at a fraction of the cost of launching your own satellite.  

For more information, please review our Hosted Payload Opportunities Data Sheet or contact us for more information.