OPS-SAT is a 3U CubeSat launched by the European Space Agency on December 18th 2019. The mission is to demonstrate the improvements in mission control capabilities that will arise when satellites can fly more powerful on-board computers. As a flying laboratory, it will test and validate new techniques in mission control and on-board systems.
Experimenters have the possibility to upload their own software and test it with the OPS-SAT payload systems (ADCS, Camera, GPS, FPGA, Optical Receiver...)
This platform guides experimenters through the software development and testing process, and supports on any upcoming questions or issues. In order to get full access, a registration is required. To become an experimenter, please contact the project manager firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only after approval of your application you can register on this community platform.
OPS-SAT was launched on the 18th of December 2019 at 08:54:20 UTC from French Guyana on an Arianespace Soyuz launch vehicle. The LEOP has been successfully completed.
Currently the mission is in the platform commissioning phase where each payload is turned on and checks are performed with relation to communications, power and thermal aspects.