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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.

X-SAT Microsat
Solar arrays

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.

On-Orbit Time
XB Spacecraft
    Spec and
    Dimensions
    • Class

      Driven by launch vehicle

    • Available payload volume

      45 x 45 x 80 cm

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    • Scale

    • Class

      Up to 250kg

    • AVAILABLE PAYLOAD VOLUME

      45 x 45 x 80 cm

    • POINTING ACCURACY

      ±0.002° (1-sigma), 3 axes, 2 Trackers

    • Microsat

    • ENERGY STORAGE

      10.2 – 20.4 Ah

    • ORBIT ALTITUDE / ORBIT LIFETIME

      LEO > 5 years | GEO > 2 years

    • Solar Array Peak Power

      400W

    Propulsion

    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.

    Number of
    Systems Supported
    • Velocity

      Up to 7000 m/sec

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    Inter Satellite
    Links

    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.

    SPEC AND
    DIMENSION
    • Link Performance

      Up to 1Gbps

    • Distance

      Up to 5000 km

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    Blackjack

    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

    S5

    Air Force Research Laboratory and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory_ Objective: Detects and locates near-GEO space objects for routine and frequent updates to the GEO catalog._ BCT Providing: X-SAT Spacecraft Bus

    Delta-V Sat

    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

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