Our QB50 platform solution is based on the UKube-1 platform that Clyde Space is currently providing for the UK Space Agency. Our platform technology has undergone and passed a Critical Design Review by Astrium UK on behalf of the UK Space Agency and will be launched in Q4 2012. Furthermore, the ground segment option we propose is also part of the UKube-1 project.
UKube-1 is a 3U Cubesat and is designed to accommodate multiple payloads. To aid the development and integration of payloads, we have also developed a platform emulator, simulating the electrical, software and mechanical interfaces of the CubeSat platform, simplifying and accelerating spacecraft integration, de-risking the mission in general. Our QB50 platform takes the key elements of UKube-1 and applies them to a 2U form factor. QB50_Platform_Datasheet
Please note we will be happy to provide 3U platform as well for In-Orbit Demonstration (IOD) CubeSats.
Discounts of up to 15% are available for multiple platform purchases. Please contact us for a quotation.
We have more experience in delivering successful small satellite missions than any other CubeSat vendor.
The figure below describes the system architecture for the 2U CubeSat, indicating the subsystem classification within the spacecraft. This describes the functional architecture, based upon the CSK PC/104 board format and the additional interfaces required.
Our QB50 Platform consists of the following components: