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Satellite Systems

SDL has a strong heritage in providing high-performance satellite systems.


SDL’s small satellite platform architecture draws from common sets of components for nano to ESPA-class satellites with variations in mission capability, parts quality, and radiation tolerance. This flexibility enables SDL’s engineers to develop mission-specific, reliable systems while drawing on a common design to keep costs low and schedules short.

Key Supporting Technologies

SDL’s comprehensive satellite capabilities include world-class calibration and thermal management solutions.

Close-up of a thermal strap.

Thermal Straps & Technologies

Inventor of the solderless flexible thermal strap, innovative thermal technology developer, and trusted thermal subsystems partner.

A thermal vacuum chamber.

Calibration & Characterization

Providing world-class instrument and component calibration and test for space and airborne systems.