Bulding new solutions for the future
Traditional large satellites have their drawbacks including high production, launch and operations costs, long production lead times, lack of flexibility and difficulty to cover large areas in short revisit times.
For many applications they are being replaced by innovative small satellite platforms, far easier and cheaper to produce, launch and operate. Especially the smaller ones are able to operate in swarms and cover large areas.
Satellites that address your needs
Depending on the project or mission and in collaboration with world-leading industrial partners, OSM can propose solutions involving nanosatellites or microsatellites.
Often Cubesats, operate in networks and have evolved to become suitable low earth orbit (LEO) platforms for certain commercial applications such as earth observation (EO), IoT, etc.
Their very low production and launch costs, short production times make them ideally suited to replace large satellites for some applications.
New techniques such as micro propulsion or laser communication between nanosatellites will further boost their suitability.
Where the performance and capabilities of nanosatellites (up to 10kg) are not enough for a mission due to their very small size, microsatellites (over 10 Kg) can be used.
Microsatellites have the flexibility to operate in fleets as well as singly, and in medium earth orbits up to high geostationary orbits with sizeable payloads. Their reasonable production/launch/operations costs and their substantial capabilities make them ideally suited for a wide range of missions.