We develop robust technological solutions to the many challenges presented by operating sophisticated mission systems in space. These include:
Refining the use of laser technology to control satellites in very accurate formation flying constellations, vital for producing larger antennas for deep space science observatories.
Provision of deep space communications transponders for ESA and NASA science missions, enabling the reliable operation of planetary rovers as already demonstrated on Mars.
The QinetiQ Space payload data processing unit is intended for optical imagers and other payloads with high data volumes.
Our Large Capacity Mass Memory is intended as a payload data mass storage device. It is a low-power non-volatile solid-state recorder based upon state-of-the-art NAND Flash technology.
Our Remote Terminal Unit is an extension module to interconnect the data handling system with other equipment onboard. It enlarges the amount of available interfaces onboard a satellite. Our RTU inherits its design from the Proba-2 and Proba-V missions.