CubeSense

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Fine Sun or Earth Sensor

CubeSense is a CMOS-based Sun and Earth sensor with a wide field of view, low power usage and high accuracy. CubeSense is a highly compact, single sensor head with integrated electronics.

These sensors provide Sun/Earth measurements with <0.2° (3σ) accuracy over a 180° field of view. The sun sensors are completely immune to albedo effects, making them highly robust and versatile. All sensors are calibrated in our state-of-the-art dark calibration room, using a sun simulator and highly accurate rotation stage. CubeSense has flight heritage for a wide variety of missions and orbits.

In orbit since 2014

Features

High-resolution image sensors with wide coverage

  • Based on a high resolution 1.3 megapixel imager
  • The imager is also perfect to capture quick grayscale images of the Earth
  • Better coverage than most sensors in the same performance range thanks to the wide field of view

Accurate and robust earth and sun detection

  • Each CubeSense sensor is individually calibrated using an accurate calibration process in our state-of-the-art dark, clean, optics room with highly accurate rotation stage
  • The earth and sun sensing algorithms have been refined to ensure robust performance even in non-ideal situations

Flight-proven
design

  • Simple and compact design
  • Qualified in vibration, thermal, vacuum and radiation, and immune to albedo effects
  • Used in operational missions since 2014

Specifications

CubeSense S / N

Compact sun (S) / Nadir (N) sensor with integrated electronics

Physical
Mass30g
Operating temperature-20°C to 70°C
Vibration14g RMS
Radiation24kRad
Electrical
Supply voltage3V3
Average power100mW
Peak power200mW
CommunicationsI2C/UART
Performance
Accuracy (3-sigma)<0.2° with Earth/Sun fully in view
Update rate2Hz
FOV180°
Order info
Lead time3 Months
Base price

USD 2,950

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Prices include worldwide shipment and insurance. Not sure which option is required for your mission? Please get in touch.

Downloads

CubeSense
Option sheet

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CubeSense
ICD

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CubeSense
User Manual

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CubeSense
CAD Model

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Our mission:

To continuously improve our system so that all satellite builders globally can benefit from an ADCS product with unmatched maturity, at an affordable price.

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+27(79) 945 9957 ·
sales@cubespace.co.za

CubeSpace,
The LaunchLab,
Hammanshand Road,
Stellenbosch, 7600,
South Africa

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