THORIUM SPACE STANDS FOR DESIGNING AND BUILDING SPACECRAFTs
(satellites and satellite modules), in particular mmWave communication modules (in Ku, Ka & E Band)
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 Today's telecommunications satellites are built on proven yet outdated technology.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.
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.
of costly effective and ultra-advanced nano and small satellites is the future of global communications.