Satellite Platforms

HiakaSatHSFL can design, build, test, launch, and operate 1-100 kg small satellites for science, technology validation, education among other purposes. HSFL provides integrated satellite platforms with NASA and Air force space qualification standards. New and custom satellite buses can also be designed and delivered according to the client’s needs.

With state-of-the-art clean rooms and test equipment, a mission operations center, launch capabilities and UHV/VHF, S-band and X-band ground stations in the middle of the Pacific HSFL can provide turnkey space missions to Low Earth Orbits.

HSFL R&D Satellite Platforms:

  • microsat R&D missions for under $10M.
  • HSFL accepts risk to test new space technologies while training workforce
  • Integration and Test Facilities available to industry partners.
  • tailored mission operations solutions with COSMOS.

The following table summarizes some of the HSFL satellite buses. For further inquiries please contact info@hsfl.hawaii.edu

Size3U6U12U50 kg100 kg
Pointing accuracy0.003° - 5°0.003° - 1°0.003° - 1°0.003° - 1°0.003° - 1°
CommunicationsUHF, VHF, S-Band,
X-Band
UHF, VHF, S-Band,
X-Band
UHF, VHF, S-Band,
X-Band
UHF, VHF, S-Band,
X-Band
UHF, VHF, S-Band,
X-Band
Payload1U, 1 kg, 1W2U, 2 kg, 5W4 kg, 10W10 kg, 10-20W30 kg, 20-30W
S/C ROM (US$ M)0.71.32.53.56
1 Year Mission ROM (US$ M)*1.52.34.6.512

Prices shown are in millions of dollars (USD).

* Mission ROMs include US launch costs (Electron) plus 1 year Mission Ops

 

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