Applications For Research

Born from a university, NSL understands the position of educators and researchers. As you’re on the cutting edge of innovation while making the next generation of STEM professionals – NSL is eager to lighten your workload and assist in your success. From our Iridium enabled coms solutions to our FastBus CubeSats, NSL aims to be your dependable, affordable problem solver – passing on to you the problems we have solved as innovators ourselves.  

In 2021, we proudly launched NearSpace Education, a 501 (c)(3) STEM organization aimed at stirring up and encouraging the next generation to explore pathways to space. Check them out here! 

Never lose touch with your satellite. 

| EyeStar-S4 and Black Box |

Key Features
  • Autonomous Beaconing 
  • 24/7 Global Connection 
  • Latency of Seconds 
  • No Ground Stations Required 
  • End-to-end: Console to Radio
  • Access Your Satellite on a Cell Phone 
  • Connection Through 12+ RPM Tumble 
  • Uplink & Downlink Capable 
  • Very Low SWaP-C 

It’s possible to access your satellite’s data and push commands within seconds of clicking send. No groundstations required.

The EyeStar lineup has connected more than 200 satellites to the Globalstar or Iridium networks, providing true around-the-clock connection since 2014. With the EyeStar-S4 and our NSL console (API capable), you can send commands and access all your data transmitted through the radio on your cell phone or computer in seconds of transmission. 

The Black Box incorporates the EyeStar-S4 and adds GPS as a baseline, with additional options to increase independence from your satellite Bus – which provides redundancy like no other device on the market. The ability to configure or integrate independent Bus features give operators access to H&S reports in a failed state, and throughput of TLE/commands despite 12+ RPM tumble. Black Box gives you TLE, H&S, commanding, and more, from deployment to burn in.

Turn-key CubeSat Bus in as little as 45 Days, 1U through 12U 

| FastBus™  CubeSat |

It’s possible to get a turn-key CubeSat Bus delivered to your door in as little as 45 days.

NSL’s FastBus CubeSat is a turn-key CubeSat Bus with industry leading payload space available and includes the EyeStar-S4 – passing on the benefits of anywhere connection. NSL is your partner in flexibility and speed to orbit offering payload integration services and environmental testing. 

Rapid, Regular, and Affordable On Orbit Payload Opportunities. 

| TROOP Missions starting at $100K | 

It’s possible to get a payload in orbit, starting at $100k…fully provisioned, every six months.

TROOP Missions are hosted payload opportunities that launch on a regular cadence at an affordable rate – enabling rapid increases in TRL numbers or proofs of concept. TROOP is fully provisioned and offers up to 4x payload slots per mission starting at $100k per slot. Ensure your payload interfaces with our TROOP emulator and receive your data/send commands via the onboard EyeStar-S4. 

| Thin-Sat ™ Constellations | 

Creating a constellation of satellites from a single launch has many benefits, amongst which is potential cost savings. In 2019 NSL launched 90 Thin-Sats with education institutions and continues to mature designs and relationships to realize the benefits for educational institutions in a research sense as well as commercially. 

Recently, working with Space Force and NASA, NSL has developed two more commercialized Thin-Sat variants of the standard 6U CubeSat form factor. RAPSAT and SWAP-E are now two novel satellite Bus and payload systems that employ a constellation in a single 6U launch. Perfect for rapid testing, constellation studies, space weather research, and more; this proven innovation is serving customers today with more manifested in the future. Contact us today and see if a This-Sat is right for you!