SM Cubesat Structures

Flexible and universal Cubesat structure


SM Structure is the family of Cubesat structures designed to offer a valid solution to satellite developers. Based on the key concept of flexibility, SM structure is designed to be free from the constraints of using specific commercial component. 

 

 SM structure family can cover the range from 1U to 6U Cubesat satisfying all the necessity of the customer. Starting from the standard version, already compatible with commercial components available on the market (write us for details).

 

SM structure is based in fact on the concept of a high customization range available to the customer, which is carried out with Spacemind engineers at the moment of the order. The aim is to provide the customer with a "tuned" solution to exploit all the margins for optimization of spaces, volumes and masses, available on the satellite and permit the integration of each of commercial hardware chosen by the customer. 

  • SM01
  • SM02
  • SM03

SM01


SM01 is the structure for 1U cubesat. Designed to facilitate integration and eliminate the most of components contraints, SM01 is the optimal solution for Cubesat project, both educational and commercial. 

The availability of 6 deployment switches permits the inhibition of multiple subsystem within the PPOD according to the requirements of different launch operators. 

  •  Weight: 0,089 Kg
  • Switches: 4 columns switches + 2 Stand-off Kill Switch
  • Stack Supports Height: 86 mm
  • Board Stack Height: 98 mm
  • Open Clearance in Z: 85 x 85 mm
  • Compatibility: PC/104 et al.


SM03


SM03 is the structure for 3U Cubesat. The desing is targeted to offer the maximum freedom of integration and board stack assembly, without binding to a specific configuration: SM03 provides in fact 11 possible stack height configuration allowing thus to integrate even large payload. The availability of 6 deployment switches permits the inhibition of multiple subsystem within the PPOD according to the requirements of different launch operators. 

 

 

  • Weight: 0,230 Kg
  • Switches: 4 columns switches + 2 Stand-off Kill Switch
  • Stack Supports Height: custom (3x98) - max 313 mm
  • Board Stack Height: max 325 mm
  • Open Clearance in Z: 85 x 85 mm
  • Compatibility: PC/104 et al.


SM Integration tools


Integration tools and supporting equipment are fundamental to correctly manipulate and position the satellite during integration, easing the operations and avoiding direct manipulations that might lead to undesired damages. SM Integration tools can be exploited in multiple configuration thanks to SM Vertical Stand, SM Horizontal Stand and SM fastening jig.