More power to small satellites
Small satellites, like CubeSats and Nanosats, have come a long way to earn their respect within the scientific and commercial community. Today, many miniaturized high-performance systems and payloads exist to deliver reliable and high-quality data products., for example through making use of constellations and distributed risks. Integrated power systems for these kinds of small satellites are already available.
However, the NewSpace market is getting mature: With launch cost steadily dropping, “small” satellites can afford to grow in size, allowing for more complex payloads – not least of all because the global market is showing a growing user base for more, new or innovative space-based data products. Standardized and commercial off-the-shelf components for these sizes of satellites are however still a rarity.
CAPS aims to target this growing niche of “larger” small satellites to facilitate their increased power demands. The result will consist of a high-power end-to-end power solution for demanding payloads. A unified system architecture will allow for modular implementations of solar panels, power storage and power distribution in a variety of larger CubeSat sizes. Ultimately, the solution will be made tailorable for individual client needs whilst retaining a favorable price