Small Satellite Platforms

QinetiQ designs and develops microsatellites that are packed with performance; enabling the same functions delivered by larger satellites to be performed more effectively with a smaller, lower-cost platform. We have a range of platforms suited for:

Earth Observation missions
Surveillance and security missions
LEO data collection missions
Science missions
Technology demonstration missions
QinetiQ’s platforms provide key features as:
Agility allowing multiple images of a specific theatre in the same pass
Complex manoeuvring allowing stereo imaging, paving, target monitoring & tracking, TDI
Outstanding stability and pointing accuracy 
High power efficiency
Flexible operational concepts (payload modes, local time, orbits)
Fully automated data chain, minimising operational costs
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Small Satellite Platforms