LaserCom terminal for CubeSats

The LC400 is a compact, high-performance lasercom terminal for use in CubeSats and small satellites. It is designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind. This system suits commercial CubeSat applications well, with modest size- and power requirements and no licensing requirements, but also meets the increasing need for high data rates in small satellites, through offering a large data rate with a small volume terminal.

The LC400 is part of the CubeCAT Lasercom system and is the result of a joint effort by Hyperion and TNO.
Hyperion Technologies’ proven iADCS technology, digital processing technology and experience in electronic systems for space in general will be applied in the CubeCAT system to create a system that is efficient, robust and easy to use both for the satellite developer and the satellite operator.

High performance engineering – CubeSat satellites components

Specification

  • CubSat Platforms
  • Laser Communication
  • Orbit Determination & Orbit Control
  • Integrated ADCS
  • Attitude Determination and Control
  • Payload and Data Handling
SKU: LC400 Category:

Product Description

LC400 is a compact, high-performance lasercom terminal for use in CubeSats
• Fully integrated Lasercom module
• Data rate:
o Downlink: 1 Gbps
o Uplink: 200 kbps
• On-module data buffering
• Interfaces to Cubesat: USB 3.0, I
2C
• No regulatory certification requirements
for both space segment and ground
station
• ITAR-free
• Small size: <1U • Low power: o Peak: ~15W o Orbit average: <1W • Low cost-per-bit