- Satellite Evolution
Ecuadorian Space Agency (EXA) joins SmallSat Catalog
EXA, the Ecuadorian Space Agency, announced it is making its CubeSat hardware products available through the Orbital Transports SmallSat Catalog. EXA is an aerospace research and development institution that designs and builds extreme hardware for CubeSats. The Agency provides satellite components that break the limitations of budget and power typical of the CubeSat form factor. Flight heritage from 10+ missions backs their technology, which is currently in use in US, European, Asian, and Latin American spacecraft.
Satellite products from EXA being added to the SmallSat Catalog include flight proven patch antenna systems for S-band and GNSS; compact attitude control actuators; high energy-density battery arrays and deployable solar panels; an integrated CubeSat all-in-one system core providing EPS, OBC, and SDR; and the KRATOS integrated and custom-configurable 1U CubeSat bus providing everything needed for the spacecraft to fly except the payload.
"EXA is glad and excited to join SmallSat Catalog by Orbital Transports with our line of indigenous space technology and services," said Cdr. Ronnie Nader, Astronaut, Chief Engineer and Chairman of the Board of the EXA. "We are looking forward to see more users benefit from our space proven, robust hardware as well as our outstanding engineering and consulting services."
“We couldn’t be happier to add EXA to the SmallSat Catalog,” said David Hurst, CEO of Orbital Transports. “Space is a global enterprise, and Orbital Transports continues to expand its international business with our new EXA partnership. By offering high-quality South American products in our Catalog, we are expanding the market to more companies, government agencies, NGOs, and academia.”
Orbital Transports is bringing the smallsat supply chain online with the SmallSat Catalog, a digital portal showcasing products and services from some of the industry’s most innovative and reliable companies. The first resource of its kind, the SmallSat Catalog is your one-stop shop marketplace for smallsat missions. The catalog features CubeSat and smallsat buses, COTS nanosatellite hardware components, ground station services and mission operations software, orbital transfer services, hosted payloads, and satellite servicing and refueling technologies. The SmallSat Catalog provides a convenient go-to resource to manage all your smallsat mission supply chain needs.