Satellite Mission Architecture

All satellite programs require a solid architecture to become a viable, executable mission. As a UARC, SDL is often asked to help create mission concepts and architectures including determining technical feasibility, and developing cost, schedule, and an implementation approach for the mission. SDL has a strong heritage of providing independent technical evaluation and determining what technologies are required to implement new types of missions.


  • Concept development
  • Mission feasibility
  • Mission cost estimation
  • Requirements derivation and management
  • Independent technical evaluation


  • Various studies for NASA and DoD AFRL