BCT’S RAVAN 3U SPACECRAFT BUS ON-ORBIT SINCE NOV 2016
The BCT XB Spacecraft family provides a complete solution for your payload needs, by using a highly integrated, precision spacecraft bus platform, ranging from 3U CubeSat to a 75 kg Microsat. This includes an ultra-high-performance pointing accuracy, robust power system, command and data handling, RF communications, optional propulsion, and multiple flexible payload interfaces. Precision attitude determination and control is provided by dual star trackers, and supports high-accuracy propagation of multiple target objects, with flexible pointing commands to enable a wide range of missions. The XB Flight Software and Simulation environment can host user-developed flight applications unique to your mission. XB spacecraft can optionally be configured to include propulsion systems to accomplish closed-loop momentum dumping, orbit adjust, and thruster-based attitude control.