Cubesat Fastbus Platforms and Flight Heritage

Leverage the expert engineering and flight heritage of our satellite components! Check out our cubesat FastBus platforms, our satellite frames, and EPSs.

With NSL components in your satellite you are building on a solid flight heritage:

MAKERSAT-0

Deployment November 2017

MakerSat-0 was launched in a joint mission effort with Northwest Nazarene University to research different materials for use in the assembly of MakerSat-1. The mission launched on November 18th. NSL provided the EPS, processors, structure, transmission systems, and solar arrays.(Photo Credit: NNU)

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SHARC

Deployment May 2017

The AFRL SHARC Mission 5U launched from Nanoracks ISS launcher relying on NSL's EyeStar S2F and D2F Communication Systems to deliver near-real time data, as well as NSL's custom-built EPS, solar arrays, and batteries. Photo courtesy of Nanoracks.

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Challenger

Deployment May 2017

University of Colorado Boulder's Challenger Mission flew with an NSL EyeStar S2F Communication System, providing the QB50 team with 24/7 data about particle activity in the lower third region of the thermosphere. Photo courtesy of University of Colorado.

GEARRS2

Deployment May 2015

Launched from P-POD aboard an Atlas, GEARRS2 was developed with a shockingly quick 45-day turnaround. Funded by AFRL, this satellites's mission was to test new instrumentation and to further characterize the capabilities afforded by the Globalstar Network.

GEARRS1

Deployment March 2015 - Reentry November 2015

GEARRS1 (Globalstar Experiment and Risk Reduction Satellite) was Indiana's first commercial satellite. After GEARRS1 power systems withstood a year on the shelf, the satellite exceeded expectations, fulfilling main objectives and performing beyond expectations.

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TSAT

Deployment April 2014 - Reentry May 2014

TSAT (Taylor Satellite or Test Satellite) was a satellite of firsts. Developed in close coordination with the Taylor University Physics and Engineering Department, NSL provided the communications systems, and engineering expertise necessary to make this box stand out among the crowd. Among other things, it was the first satellite from Indiana to be put into orbit.