GOMSPACE 12U PLATFORM
The GomSpace 12U platform is a standardised platform provided with all the essentials needed to operate your payload. Compared to the GomSpace 8U platform, it provides even more payload volume. The GomSpace 12U platform has been designed for advanced missions with large payloads.
This model can accommodate high power payloads as it is equipped with NanoPower Sun Tracking Solar Panels (TSP). The NanoPower TSP is equipped with 3 panels per wing and is capable of rotating about the solar wing axis to independently track the sun and increase solar power generation without altering the spacecraft attitude. This model can also accommodate missions with high data volume and precise ADCS requirements. The platform has a data link system which consists of S-band up- and down-link and X-band downlink.
The GomSpace 12U platform can support:
- Multiple large payload
- Very high power requirements
- High LEO orbits
- Optical downlinks or payloads
The platform is the baseline for the upcoming GOMX-5 mission.
The GomSpace 12U platform provides: electrical power management, sun tracking deployable solar panels, precise ADCS (star tracker), TMTC, OBC functionalities, and S-band and X-band data links. Propulsion (cold gas or electric) can be provided on request.
More information can be found in the GomSpace Platform White Paper.