SITAEL offers a complete new generation Small Satellites Product Line, based on smart, modular, scalable all-electric platform solutions in the class range from 50 kg to 450 kg. SITAEL platforms are designed to host multiple payload technologies, covering applications from LEO Earth Observation (PAN-VIS, NIR/SWIR/TIR, Multi/Hyperspectral, small SAR) to Telecom (i.e. LEO/MEO small constellations, Internet-Of-Things, MachineTo-Machine), IoD/IoV and Science missions.
SMALL SATELLITE BASED TURN-KEY SERVICES
SITAEL is able to provide Small Satellites based “Turn-Key” services to meet customer’s needs, taking care of the complete chain from Mission Concept to Small Satellites Production up to Ground Infrastructure services.
SITAEL Earth Observation services exploit the benefits of constellations, with very low revisit times, high reliability and strong redundancy. The combination of data from Small Satellites, Institutional and Commercial Satellites, Airborne and In-situ sensors, through an innovative and efficient Data Integration Centre, is able to provide useful services for Environmental Monitoring, Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection, Industrial & Home activities and Security, Surveillance and Defence applications.
In addition, through the STRIVING service, SITAEL offers affordable and effective access to space for IoD/IoV missions to both private and public entities that want to validate in orbit their innovative technologies. STRIVING is a one-stop-shop commercial service in which SITAEL, the Space Mission Provider (SMP), acts as a single interface to customers and offers an end-to-end service including small satellite platforms from 3U-class cubesats to 300kg-class minisats, AIT/AIV, ground segment and launch.
SITAEL has a long heritage in development of Advanced Propulsion Systems based on innovative proprietary technologies.
SITAEL is one of the worldwide leading companies in designing, manufacturing and testing of Hall Effect Thrusters ranging from the very low power HT100 (100W operating power) suitable for small satellites up to the high power HT20K (20 kW) designed for interplanetary missions. Moreover, SITAEL’s electric propulsion systems include Electrothermal Thrusters and micro-Newton Field Emission Electric Propulsion Systems. The Electric Propulsion team successfully developed the proprietary air-breathing technology (ram-EP) demonstrating, for the first time in the world, the feasibility of creating thrust in orbit using residual gases of the atmosphere instead of onboard propellant.
SITAEL provides reliable equipment and sub-systems for space missions. In order to assure the best product quality, the highest level system design techniques are used to provide flight equipment and components for satellite data processing, handling, storage and communications. With more than 20 years of space heritage, SITAEL portfolio includes small satellite specific products based on COTS components, such as OBC, TT&C, PCDU, Solar Arrays, Battery Packs and AOCS, but also several reliable and high efficiency spaceborn electronic products, ranging from power supplies, drive and control equipment to satellite data processing, handling, storage and communications. Moreover, SITAEL Microelectronics Design Center has been pioneering radiation hardening techniques for the design of Integrated Circuits suitable for space environment.
TEST SERVICES AND PRODUCTS
SITAEL is equipped with a unique set of test facilities, covering all phases of advanced Space technology development and qualification. Besides the extensive test services offered, SITAEL can manufacture custom turn-key test infrastructures, such as vacuum and thermal-vacuum facilities fully equipped with diagnostics, control and feeding systems.