Our family of XB Spacecraft offers complete end-to-end solutions for your mission needs. Get ready for a new era of peak-performance, cost-efficient spacecraft solutions.
The BCT X-SAT spacecraft is a compact, energy efficient, affordable, radiation tolerant, resilient bus that includes secure communications. Type-1 encryption is available. Various propulsion, high-speed data links, and single-axis solar array drives are available options.
Driven by launch vehicle
45 x 45 x 80 cm
Up to 250kg
45 x 45 x 80 cm
±0.002° (1-sigma), 3 axes, 2 Trackers
10.2 – 20.4 Ah
LEO > 5 years | GEO > 2 years
BCT spacecraft and turnkey GN&C systems have mature, flight proven capability to operate multiple thrusters in open- or closed-loop fashion to accomplish Delta-V and momentum control.
Up to 7000 m/sec
BCT spacecraft can optionally support highly dynamic, omnidirectional and/or high-gain, directional crosslink solutions. Various technologies currently in work include S-band, Ka-band, and optical solutions.
Up to 1Gbps
Up to 5000 km
DARPA_ Objective: Will provide global persistent coverage through operation of one or more payloads from up to six DoD mission areas._ BCT Providing: A low-earth orbit constellation of 60-200 microsatellites
Air Force Research Laboratory and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory_ Objective: Capable of detecting and locating near-GEO (geo-synchronous orbit) space objects for routine and frequent updates to the GEO catalog._ BCT Providing: X-SAT Microsat Spacecraft Bus
Air Force Research Laboratory_ Objective: Demonstrate agile orbital operations, transitioning from LEO operations to GEO under its own power._ BCT Providing: X-SAT Spacecraft Bus