NanoEye-Derivative Designs

By substituting radiation hardened electronics, medium Earth orbit (MEO), geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO), and interplanetary missions can be supported. MEO communications satellite missions represent one class of missions that could involve as few as 3 satellites with crosslink capability to provide low cost continuous worldwide communications coverage. At GEO, with 4 satellites in a unique orbit, MicroEye (with radiation hardened electronics) could provide unique space situational awareness monitoring capabilities in GEO (contact spacesystems@smad.com for more information) . Microcosm also has designed an interplanetary variant called Hummingbird, that could be used for low cost missions to explore Mars, Mars’ moons, and asteroids, with the addition of a focusing mechanism to the optics.

 

Hummingbird Variant for Interplanetary Missions

Hummingbird Variant for Interplanetary Missions