AAC Clyde Space has been awarded 2.2 million SEK from the Swedish National Space Agency to support the development of its next generation of satellite power subsystems (EPS) for the 50 - 250 kg satellite class. This next gen Starbuck-Mini EPS will offer a reliable and competitively priced option to spacecraft manufacturers.
The grant will finance the development of a universal solution for small satellite power subsystems with a design that can be easily integrated on any small satellite platform. The new design features a high degree of modularization to satisfy a wide range of power output requirements (200 - 2.500 Watt) and different operating modes. The development will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020.
The power system is targeted at small satellites in the mass range of 50 - 250 kg which need to meet strict requirements of high reliability and mission assurance, while also requiring a low cost power management solution. By using the new Starbuck-Mini EPS these satellites can accommodate advanced high power payloads such as broadband communication systems or SAR instruments.