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Critical Microspace Technologies for Successful Earth Observation
In the previous blog discussing why microspace technologies have been key enablers for affordable and timely development of national Earth observation missions, we mentioned that certain capabilities helped make operational use of smaller satellites a reality. At Space Flight Laboratory (SFL), we are proud to have played major roles in creating and refining many of Read the full article…
Why Small Satellites and the ‘Microspace’ Approach are Keys to Developing a National Earth Observation Program
In the previous blog, we discussed the emerging trend of small countries developing their own Earth observation programs, with Slovenia and its NEMO-HD microsatellite built by Space Flight Laboratory being the most recent example. The catalyst for this trend is simple
Microspace Technology Enables All Countries to Reap the Benefits of National Earth Observation Programs
The September 2020 launch of the NEMO-HD microsatellite built by Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) added Slovenia to the growing list of relatively small countries that have developed their own national Earth observation programs.
Blog – Quality is Not Synonymous with Standards
Everyone in the aerospace industry agrees that quality is critical. And standards are equally important in those situations where they help maintain and ensure satellite quality. But standards should never be a replacement for quality. This is a key area where traditional Big Space differs from Microspace.
Blog-Systems Engineering vs the CubeSat Kit
In an earlier blog about disruptive strategies for developing a new space-based business, I made the case for getting the demonstration satellite into orbit quickly with capabilities that are sufficient to prove the technology. I argued against the alternative of spending excessive time and money to build a demonstration mission with the full functionality and capacity targeted for a future operational (service providing) satellite.
Blog – Disruptive vs Operational Mission Strategies
Over the past two decades, space venturing companies have lived or died based on whether they chose the right business strategy at the right time.
Blog – Join SFL at the Virtual SmallSat 2020
The Small Satellite Conference traditionally held in Logan, Utah, will be a virtual event this year. In keeping with the times, the theme will be “Virtually Amazing.” We hope you will join SFL at our virtual trade show booth and two presentations. This year’s SmallSat will be free of charge and held August 1-6 online. Read the full article…
Blog – SFL Serving Both NewSpace and MicroSpace Missions
Last week, we announced our new line of cost-effective performance CubeSats to complement our legacy suite of smaller satellites, enabling SFL to meet the evolving needs of missions spanning 3kg to 500+kg in mass. As part of the CubeSat announcement, we also released details of our new NewSpace (accelerated) development option, which speeds procedures to get a mission into orbit more quickly.