Our 3U standard platform is based on the flight proven GomSpace platform used on the GOMX-3 mission launched in 2015 from the ISS and used on several commercial radio missions for customers since.

Main application areas for this type of platform is:

• Professional Radio Communication
• Air Traffic (ADS-B) data collection
• Sea Vessel (AIS) monitoring
• IoT data communication
• In-orbit Demonstration
• Science Missions

The 3U size has a unique combination of large payload volume available, small platform mass, precise ADCS system with dedicated ADCS computer and sufficient power system to maintain full duty cycle for a commercial radio payload. Save development cost by using the GomSpace predesigned Standard 3U platform for you mission.
Just add payload and payload communication system.

The 3U standard Platform can be upgraded with the following systems:

  • deployable solar panels
  • extra battery packs
  • fast data downlink
  • more precise ADCS system
  • onboard propulsion system

Integration and Environmental Tests

The platform and its elements have been qualified according to the GomSpace qualification program, which includes tests in: Vibration, thermal cycling, heated vacuum, radiation and thermal stress.

The platform is tested and ready for payload integration. Payload integration is offered by GomSpace as a paid service. 


Technical information




Peak Power


Platform power consumption


Battery capacity


Platform mass

2 kg

Platform lifetime

< 5 years



Payload space


Average payload power

Depending on orbit – contact our sales department

Max. payload mass1

1.8 kg

Payload Interfaces

I2C, UART and CAN bus

Power Bus

3.3V, 5V

1Max. available payload mass depends on deployer


Flight Heritage since

Power System

Power system with 6 latch-up protected outputs, Battery Pack, Solar Panel son all faces.



3U structure with harness set


Command & Management

Preinstalled software package for Satellite Control, Mission Library for Flight planning and data collection,


Communication system

Communication system with On-Board Computer, UHF radio and antenna, Flight Preparation Panel for testing and checkout and Interstage panels.


ADCS System

ADCS software for fine pointing and preinstalled example code configured for system diagnostics. Dedicated ADCS computer, GPS Module, 1 reaction wheel for 1-axis control, 6 fine sun sensors and magnetometer.




  • Product manuals and datasheets

  • Platform qualification program description

  • Platform checkout certificate

  • Integration manual and test plan

Communication interfaces for Payloads

  • CAN bus

Available services and options

  • Integration of customer payload

  • Engineering support

  • LEOP support

  • Ground station elements or operations


Lead time

For a standard platform delivery without payload integration, lead time is 4-6 months from reciept of order.

For further information about the 3U Standard Platform contact our sales department

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