missions and projects
R&D OF unique, custom-built systems FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

We bring together people from different fields and knowledge to create systems for a variety of applications using consolidate techniques and methods. From the concept to the final product, covering all the Technology Readiness Levels (TRL). the team members design and develop state-of-the-art space solutions.

MISSIONS AND PROJECTS TIMELINE

  • Delivery of UTMC to INPE.
  • Genesis of FloripaSat-1.
  • Microgravity program.
  • Serpens-I development.
  • FloripaSat-1 prototype.
  • FloripaSat-1 first Engineering Model.
  • Serpens-I launch!
  • FloripaSat-1 second Engineering Model.
  • SpaceLab setup.
  • FloripaSat-1 Flight Model.
  • Payload-X Proto-flight.
  • Serpens-II preliminary phase.
  • FloripaSat-1 AIT and qualification campaign.
  • Payload-XL development.
  • GOMX-5 mission with ESA and Gomspace.
  • FloripaSat-1 launch!
  • Start of FloripaSat-2 mission.
  • Microgravity program.
  • FloripaSat-2 development.
  • Aldebaran-I development.
  • Payload-XL launch with the ESA’s GOMX-5 mission.
  • Catarina Constellation
  • More schedule soon.

Ongoing missions and projects

FloripaSat-2

2u cubesat SATELLITE

Development phases
60%
mission lifetime
1 YEAR 0%

The mission is the result of a partnership between SpaceLab, INPE, and the Brazilian Space Agency. It is a environmental data collection mission, and an in-orbit technology demonstration to be used in SpaceLab satellites for the Catarina Constellation.

Aldebaran-I

1u cubesat SATELLITE

Development phases
70%
mission lifetime
1 YEAR 0%

Aldebaran-I is the result of a partnership between SpaceLab and UFMA teams.

Payload-XL / GOMX-5

Rad-hard FPGA

Development phases
85%
mission lifetime
1 YEAR 0%

Payload designed at SpaceLab, in a partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC) for the GOMX-5 mission. GOMX-5 is a 12U satellite from Gomspace, from Denmark. Payload-XL FPGA is provided by the company NanoXplore, from France.

Catarina Constellation

2 x 2u cubesat SATELLITES

Development phases
30%
mission lifetime
1 YEAR 0%

FloripaSat’s bus to be used in the Catarina Constellation satellites under development at SpaceLab.

Microgravity-II

SUB-ORBITAL launch mission

Development phases
70%
mission lifetime
1 YEAR 0%

Research and development of scientific payloads to be used in a sub-orbital flight.

past missions and projects

Serpens-I

3u cubesat mission

Development time
6 MONTHS 100%
mission lifetime
6 MONTHS 100%

The Serpens-I mission was developed by UnB team, with the support of a consortium of universities, including UFSC.

UTMC

Communications Module

Development time
4 YEARS 100%
mission lifetime
TBD 0%

The Telecommand and Telemetry Unit has been developed to be used as part of the on-board computer (OBC) of the multi-mission platform from INPE (Brazilian Space Research Institute).

Microgravity-I

SUB-ORBITAL and ISS missions

Development phases
100%
mission lifetime
LAUNCH INTERVAL 100%

Participation in the research and development of scientific payloads used in sub-orbital flights, and also on-board the International Space Station (ISS).

Payload-X

Rad-hard FPGA

Development phases
100%
mission lifetime
1 YEAR 0%

Payload for cubesats using the BRAVE rad-hard FPGA from Nanoxplore, with the institutional support from the European Space Agency (ESA).

FloripaSat-1

1u cubesat SATELLITE

Development time
4 YEARS 100%
mission lifetime
1 YEAR 100%

Launch date: 20 December 2019.

Mission lifetime: 12 months

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