Our business is the production of nano and small satellites, and satellite modules. By using miniature monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC) and higher frequency ranges (EHF) in transponders, we can considerably increase the throughput of the entire satellite, and by using advanced electromagnetic beam modelling and control techniques, we can more efficiently use the bandwidth and the satellite operating area.
Thorium Space's main telecommunications module is the Multi Beam E-Band AESA Transponder, which stands for:
Considerable reduction of the weight of the transponder, by using 3D printing technology and miniaturisation of microwave circuits in the MMIC technology, as well as using the LTCC technology to build flat panel antennas.
Considerable extension of mission lifetime in space, by using advanced electronics in RAD HARD-compliant circuits.
Ensured resistance of processors to errors caused by cosmic radiation SEUs, by using triple modular redundancy (TMR) that enables ongoing mutual correction of errors by 3 simultaneously working processors.
Accurate navigation system enabling determination of the satellite position in space by using multiple sensors of the Sun and the stars and also by using gyroscopes, accelerometers, and proprietary algorithms for autonomous work.
Considerably increased data transmission speed, by at least two orders of magnitude, to over 1 Gbs (from 10x to 100x) per connection (one modulated radio signal), by using the E-band frequency range (70-90GHz).
Ultimately, we will offer to a broad group of customers a much lighter, fully scalable and programmable, multi beam high-throughput satellite (HTS) working at E Band frequency ranges.