- Contact OPS-SAT Space Lab via firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the feasibility
- If declared feasible:
OPS-SAT experimenter support registers the experiment and you receive access to:
- the experimenter portal containing detailed technical documentation, available software, example projects, wiki, lessons learnt etc.
- the experimenter community (synergies between experimenters are encouraged)
- your own unique directory on the spacecraft for storing software/firmware/results
- The experiments are incrementally developed and different versions are submitted for testing via an automatic check and build pipeline
- The lab tests the experiments on a series of testbeds, each with an increasing level of sophistication. *A fast feedback loop with the experimenters is started and finishes when it is declared to be flight ready.
- The experiment is loaded onto the spacecraft and executed. Another fast feedback loop of in-flight execution and experiment improvements is started. ESA handles the risk allowing the experimenters to concentrate on generating value.
Achievements so far: 236 experiments registered, thousands of experiment executions performed, many publications, shortest time from initial contact to experiment successful execution is 72 hours.