Flight Heritage: DcubeD Selfie Stick flying SatRev’s Satellite Is Successfully Tested
Press Release From: SatRev
Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2022
The two companies announced that the first selfie camera launched can take high-quality pictures in Low Earth Orbit
[Wroclaw & Germering, 23.06.2022] The German-based company of Dcubed (Deployables Cubed GmbH), announces that TRL9 is successfully reached. Together with their partner SatRev, satellite designer and manufacturer, they are proud to officially state that their nano release nut nD3RN, now, is on flight heritage. The company is proud of its milestone of having TRL9 achieve its goal as planned and without any issues.
DCUBED SPACE SELFIE STICK is the first-ever selfie stick launched to Low Earth Orbit. This payload is flying onboard SatRev’s SWIFT satellite launched on 13th January 2022 from Cape Canaveral on the ‘Dashing Through The Stars’ mission. This innovation consists of a compact 80cm self-unfurling boom, like an extendable arm, with a camera on its extremity. The entire system fits within a convenient 90x90x40mm3 volume, a third of a single CubeSat unit. Moreover, it can be unfurled upon command using the DcubeD nD3PP nano pin-puller actuator to take a selfie-style picture once the satellite is in orbit.
The innovative product allows companies to capture unique, high-quality promotional images of their satellites in space – proving that they have safely reached LEO (Low Earth Orbit). Additionally, it also enables companies to monitor their satellites’ health and troubleshoot an eventual problem without relying solely onboard sensors. Furthermore, DcubeD also flies a DcubeD nD3RN nano release nut on this mission.
level of professionalism in the space industry. We are extremely proud to be part of this project with them and what we have already achieved. It feels exciting for the things to come as there is so much we can do together. We will keep up the hard work to develop it even further – says Grzegorz Zwoliński, CEO and founder of SatRev.
– In this industry, it is essential to demonstrate technologies in space. A successful in-orbit demonstration will catapult the TRL of our nano pin puller, nano release nut, as well as our space selfie stick to 9, paving the way for their usage in many more missions and applications in space that require TRL. We are extremely happy about the collaboration with SatRev in getting our products integrated with their satellite, and we can’t wait for launch day – says Thomas Sinn, CEO of DcubeD.
SatRev was founded in Poland in 2016 to focus on the emerging space market. With vertically integrated operations, the company specializes in the design, manufacture, and mission operation of optic satellites and space programs for Earth Observation. It is building a constellation of satellites expected to reach more than 1,000 satellites by 2026. Moreover, in October 2019, the company formed a consortium with Virgin Orbit and nearly a dozen Polish universities to design and conduct the world’s first dedicated commercial satellite mission to Mars. . Current investors include Polish VC funds such as JR HOLDING, Infini, Newberg, Tech Invest Group, and Varko (part of NCBiR’s science start-up funding program). More information: www.satrev.space
DcubeD (Deployables Cubed GmbH) will help you to think outside the box with their COTS release actuators and COTS deployables that are specifically designed for SmallSat applications. DcubeD’s release actuators (pin puller and release nut) are readily available, easy to use and small in size. The DcubeD SmallSat deployables (Space Selfie Stick, 100W 1U solar array, and deployable radiator) tackle the needs of NewSpace customers, namely maximum performance in space while remaining packed efficiently in a standardized volume for launch. If you think of the launchers as the taxi to space, you can consider DcubeD to be the door openers and the ones that click open the umbrella. For more information, please visit www.dcubed.space
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