EyeStar-S3 Satellite Simplex Communications System

EyeStar-S3 Satellite Simplex Communications System

€2100 - €6600

The EyeStar Simplex is your solution for quick, reliable beaconing from your satellite. From research to health and safety data, EyeStar Simplex delivers your data without a hitch.

  • End-to-End System
  • Globalstar Connected
  • Max 600 Kbytes/day
  • Anywhere-Anytime
  • 100% On-orbit success
  • Flight Ready
  • TRL 9
  • Coverage Maps Available
  • Data Cost Table available
  • Simplex inventory in Stock
  • Compliant with new FCC requirements.

Availability: 4 – 6 weeks

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  • Flight Ready
    • 80+ Simplex units launched, with 100% mission success
    • Technical Readiness Level 9
    • Orbit tested from 110 to 700 km
    • FCC & Globalstar license compliant
    • Commercial & Research Link
    • Ideal for Beacon, GPS, summary data
  • Good link from tumbling satellite (<~3 rpm and 360-degree link)
  • Smart Zenith sensor to enforce FCC compliance
  • Good polar link, no dropouts
  • Microchip Flight micro-controller included analogue and digital IO
  • Ground Segment Included
    • No Ground Station Required
    • Near Real-time data to your server
    • Console display software included
  • Fully Operational Globalstar & NSL ground segment for data & display
  • 8 Bytes/sec, data transferred continuously,
  • About 95% of data throughput
  • RF packets received a few seconds after first turn-on for con-ops
  • Near Real-time data latency: ~1s
  • Globalstar ~30 satellites at 1414km
  • Globalstar Capacity for TT&C for 1000’s of satellites
  • Ideal for Multi-Satellites: Unified/ Time-Ordered Small Sat Database
  • Critical Piece for Mission Success
  • Fits PocketQube Specifications

Mechanical:

  • Dimensions: 15 X 26 X 55 mm
  • Weight: 22g
  • I/O Interface: DF13, 14-Pin
  • Comm Port: DF13, 4-Pin
  • Antenna: SMA TX ceramic patch 25mm side square by 7 mm high
  • Cooling: Thermal radiator shield
  • Enclosure: Open or Shielded

Electrical:

  • Input voltage range: 6 – 36 V
  • Idle Current @6 V: 29.7 mA (0.18 W)
  • Idle Current @15 V: 16.8 mA (0.25 W)
  • Tx Current @6 V: 264 mA (1.58 W)
  • Tx Current @15 V: 111 mA (1.66 W)

RF:

  • Aerospace Modem Globalstar STX-3
  • Tx: 1616.25 MHz downlink
  • BPSK Modulation
  • Radio Astronomy freq. exclusion
  • Passive patch antenna
  • Antenna Gain: 68 mW
  • ERP: 20 dBm
  • EIRP: 632 mW (-1.99 dBW)

Data I/O:

  • Data input: 38.4 Kbps
  • Comm Port: Tx, Rx, Busy, GND
  • Effective throughput: 8 Bytes/s
  • TTL serial Interface

Microcontroller:

  • Ck Freq: 20 MHz
  • 10 I/O Lines: User defined, configurable for analog, digital, one wire, counter rate, or comm ports
  • Include Temp and Bus Voltage
  • Flight Beacon firmware
  • Custom firmware

Note: Specifications subject to change without notice (please check with us for updated information)

Based on S2 and S3 Performance:

Temperature:

  • Passive heat sink/radiator
  • Antenna: -50 to +85 C
  • Radio: -30 to +60 C
  • Non-Operational: -60 to +100 C

Vibration:

  • Delta: 30g
  • Atlas Rocket/PPOD: 28g
  • Orbital/Nanoracks: 20g
  • SpaceX/Rocket Lab/PDOD: 20g

Dose Radiation:

  • Spot Shielding
  • 9 months in 350 by 700 km orbit
  • No dose problems or upsets in SAMA

QA Radio Testing:

  • Vibration, Vacuum, Thermal testing
  • Multi-day Burn-in
  • Final System Testing
  • Server/Radio Testing
  • Certification

In-Orbit Reliability:

  • 100% mission success for all Simplex missions

Customers:

  • AFRL, NASA Langley, NASA GSFC, Pumpkin Inc., Nanoracks, many Universities
  • Flight Model (FM): S3F
  • Engineering Model (EM): S3E
  • Power isolated unit
  • Custom modification support
  • Pumpkin/PC104 Standard form factor
  • Smaller form antenna
  • Integrated receiver PCB