Blue Canyon Technologies has been selected to build over 60 spacecraft for academic, commercial, and government missions. BCT has delivered hundreds of flight articles, including components, full ADCS systems for nano- and microsats, and complete spacecraft avionics. A few of our missions are listed below:

MinXSS

  • 3U CubeSat for the University of Colorado.
  • Space weather instrument designed to collect soft X-ray emissions from the sun.
  • Named 2016 Small Satellite Mission of the Year by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

RAVAN

  • 3U CubeSat for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL).
  • Successful demo of a radiometer to pave the way for a constellation Earth radiation budget mission.

PlanetiQ

  • 6U CubeSat constellation for PlanetiQ.
  • Commercial satellite constellation dedicated to weather, climate, and space weather.

TEMPEST-D

  • 6U CubeSat for Colorado State University.
  • Demo of a radiometer that will provide temporal observations of cloud and precipitation processes in a future constellation.

CubeRRT

  • 6U CubeSat for Ohio State University.
  • Will observe, detect, and mitigate radio frequency interference (RFI) for microwave radiometers.

HaloSat

  • 6U CubeSat for the University of Iowa and NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.
  • Will measure soft X-ray emissions from the halo of our Milky Way galaxy.

TROPICS NASA CubeSat Constellation

  • Seven 3U CubeSats integrating radiometer payloads.
  • Provides rapid-revisit passive microwave measurements over low-latitude tropical regions.

S5

  • ESPA-Class MicroSat for the Air Force Research Laboratory.
  • Capable of detecting and locating near-GEO (geo-synchronous orbit) space objects for routine and frequent updates to the GEO catalog.

ASCENT

  • 12U CubeSat for the Air Force Research Laboratory.
  • First demonstration of a CubeSat at GEO.

CSIM

  • 6U CubeSat demonstration for the University of Colorado.
  • Will measure solar spectral irradiance to understand how solar variability impacts Earth’s climate and to validate climate model sensitivity to spectrally varying solar forcing.

ASTERIA

  • 6U CubeSat for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
  • Successful mission that has searched for exoplanets via extremely accurate payload pointing. Uses the BCT XACT ADCS System.

YAM-2

  • MicroSat for Loft Orbital.

Blackjack

  • A low-earth orbit constellation of 60-200 microsatellites to demonstrate high military utility for DARPA.
  • Will provide global persistent coverage through operation of one or more payloads from up to six DoD mission areas.
  • Will operate independently near a commercial constellation providing broadband rate global communications.

MCNAIR

  • 12U CubeSat for Akash Systems Inc.
  • Will demonstrate record breaking RF speeds from a CubeSat leveraging proprietary GaN-on-Diamond amplifier technology.

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