Gen 2: CubeSense Earth

Gen 2: CubeSense Earth


An infrared horizon sensor that provides high accuracy pitch and roll determination throughout the entire orbit, which allows for accurate satellite control in eclipse without the need of a star tracker. It is the perfect sensor for satellites requiring nadir pointing or station tracking throughout the orbit.

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Lead Time: 12 weeks

Vendor: CubeSpace
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  • M2 threaded mounting holes
  • Infrared sensor
  • Aluminium case with EMI filters
  • Shared electronic design across the Gen2 family
  • Compact form factor

Technical Specifications

Accuracy (dependent on slew) 1° (roll and elevation)


Max slew rate [°/s] 14
Mass [g] 18
Dimensions [WxHxL] [mm] 35x24x20
Detection field of view [°] (Horizontal/vertical) 90/80
Detection field of view [°] (Diagonal) 90
Power & Data
Data bus** CAN/UART/RS-485

**I2C available for custom solutions

Connector Molex Pico-Lock Plus
Update rate [Hz] Up to 2
Supply voltage [V] 3.3
Peak power [mW] 280
Average power [mW] 200
Radiation 24 kRad
Random vibration 14.16 g RMS (NASA GEVS)
Thermal vacuum [°C] -20 to 80
Thermal cold and hot start [°C] -35 to 70


Trade-off Table

Eclipse Performance Medium
Eclipse Availability Very High
Sunlight Performance Medium
Sunlight Availability Very High
Application Communications/Mid-performance EO

Additional information