This is Alén Space's blog for small satellites and space content. If you want to put your business idea in space and you are interested in the functionalities and potentials of nanosatellites and microsatellites, this is your place.
One thing is clear. If you are going to put a small satellite into orbit, you need an on-board computer (OBC). In the same way that you can't drive a car without an engine, an OBC is a must for any CubeSat mission.
More and more missions require a Software Defined Radio (SDR) solution. Is your company working on putting a CubeSat (or a constellation) into orbit in order to capture, process and send data?
The advent of New Space and small satellites has facilitated access to space for all sectors. The tracking of ships and the communications of the naval sector are one of the areas where the use of CubeSats constellations may have the greatest impact in the near future
VDES services are set to transform maritime satellite communications. In the maritime sector, there is major interest in making the connection between ships and ports as seamless as possible.
CubeSat payloads are the heart of missions in space. Without payloads, there would be no point in launching a small satellite, since from a practical point of view it would become an object orbiting the Earth with no function to perform.
When we talk about small satellite applications, we are basically answering this question: What are they for? It may seem like a simple and straightforward question, but books on the subject could be written.
If you intend to enter the New Space age to offer space IoT services with the help of small satellites, the last thing you want to read is probably an explanation of what IoT (Internet of Things) is, what M2M (Machine to Machine) communications are, or how many millions of connected devices there will be worldwide in 2030.