NAPA 3 - nanosatellite plug-and-play architectures

ÅAC Microtec is prime contractor and the customers are U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV).

ÅAC is contracted by AFRL/FMV to build the first Swedish military satellite and develop a satellite architecture for rapid response using ÅAC’s products. The NAPA 3 project makes use of ÅAC’s Sirius avionics and will include full system engineering and assembly, integration and testing of the satellite.

InnoSat – phase 3

Implementation of the new and innovative satellite architecture for a micro-satellite (40 kg). Customer is Swedish National Space Board (SNSB).

ÅAC Microtec and OHB Sweden have been commissioned by SNSB to implement the cost-effective microsatellite, InnoSat. The two companies’ extensive expertise, innovative products and efficient work approaches are combined in a successful manner, giving Sweden the opportunity to build satellites at a very competitive price. ÅAC provides command & data handling (C&DH) and power subsystems and helps as well out with integration.

Motion control chip (MCC) for Exomars

ÅAC Microtec was prime contractor. Partners were Astrium, CSEM, DLR, Gaisler and Selex Galileo. Customer was ESA (TRP).

ÅAC led a consortium developing a miniaturized motion control chip (MCC) component for use in space. The device can handle 3 brushed, or one brushless motor with up to 120 W of power. The device is fault tolerant and rated to 20 kRAD subcomponent level and 50 kRAD on system level.