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THORIUM SPACE STANDS FOR DESIGNING AND BUILDING SPACECRAFTs

(satellites and satellite modules), in particular mmWave communication modules (in Ku, Ka & E Band)

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For last several years, the satellite industry has been changing rapidly by taking advantage of the latest achievements in nanoelectronics and micro components (chips & MMICs), which helped to reduce spacecraft weight and in the same time increase their efficiency. Today's telecommunications satellites are built on proven yet outdated technology. They weigh on average approx. 5 tonnes with total bandwidth speeds up to 100 Gb/s.

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ROBUST ARCHITECTURE

Year by year, number of nano and small satellites launched into the Space doubles.

 

The main challenge, which we are facing now is a creation of robust architecture, which will allowed us to operate in the Space for many years (at present most devices operate for a maximum of one or two years). As many as 99% of nano and small satellites are built with commercial off-the-shelf electronic components (COTS) that are easily available but not resistant to cosmic radiation. This decreases chances of their start-up and operation in space environment and thereby - seriously reduces longer missions success ratio.

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NEW NETWORK

of costly effective and ultra-advanced nano and small satellites is the future of global communications.

 

By using of state-of-the-art field programmable gate array circuits (FPGAs at space grade version providing increased resistance to radiation – Rad Hard by design) and the possibility to create many virtual processors (soft-cores) and other electronic modules (IP cores) gives a considerable increase in the processing power, at the same time decreases energy demand by multiple times, which also directly affects the size of modules and the cost of their manufacture.

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E-BAND CAPACITY

The usage of miniature monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC) and flat panel electronically steerable antennas  working at higher frequency ranges (E-band), enable a considerable increase in the throughput of currently produced telecommunications satellites. A combination of advanced electromagnetic beam modelling and control techniques allows a more efficient utilisation of the available bandwidth with multiple frequency reuse due to a narrow spot beam operation (multiple usage of the same frequencies in different areas of operation – Multi Beam ). That gives us possibility to build satellites with total throughput of 1 Tbps.

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