We offer Space-as-a-Service based on autonomous, KI-supported planning and operation tools around our core hardware NEMO.
NEMO, the Next-Gen Earth-Moon Orbiter, is a modular space platform for missions close to Earth and up to the Moon.
The platform can either act as the all-enabling instrument carrier for dedicated space applications or serve as a kickstage and mothership, transporting cargo and offering relay services at the target environment.
Using its full potential as a free-flying electric propulsion satellite, NEMO can carry out the most demanding missions – immediately after deployment near Earth or by heading to the Moon using ion thrusters – without a Moon rocket!
When being equipped with specialized hardware as well as adapters and/or dispensers, the NEMO platform acts as a kickstage to provide last-mile transfer or even lunar access for its cargo and offers data relay at the target environment – if needed.
Do not compromise on ride-share – Put your assets where you really need them!
An extendable and modular hardware baseline as well as the flexible payload accommodation and -interfacing concept make NEMO a convenient ready-to-use platform for any commercial and scientific mission.
We match customer needs with catalougue options to offer unique accessibility, an unrivaled performance-to-cost ratio and basically no development risk.
In the wake of ongoing miniaturization in parallel to improving performance of space hardware, ASTRAIT and its network of partners will enable space users to realize the future missions of endless possibilities.
Thanks to foreseeing high-fidelity but also low-budget subsystem configurations, the most or least demanding LEO missions can be targeted with equally low effort.
NEMO’s modular communication concept and built-in precise 3-axis pointing hereby allow high-fidelity Earth observation missions requiring high data downstream rates.
The baseline of electric propulsion enables high maneuverability, frequent orbital transfers, de-orbiting from high altitudes and a long mission duration even in low altitudes.
NEMO is designed to make use of future flexible Small-Sat launch solutions – enabling it to start its missions in GEO.
Its own free-flying capability allows nimble, low-cost and long-term dedicated missions for commercial- and scientific missions: situational awareness, observation, communcation, navigation and support for already established activities in the GEO-region call for a ready-to-use platform: NEMO.
Starting in GEO, NEMO can assume any orbit between GEO and the Moon.
The environment between Earth and Moon is poorly explored, but offers a variety of future applications. Since it is planned to frequently send out manned missions to the Moon which will cross this region on any journey, scientific examination, situational awareness and monitoring of the cislunar environment for hazard prediction becomes a significant mission type.
NEMO is ready to go Lunar!
Using the full potential of its technical baseline architecture, NEMO can spiral up to the Moon within a year after starting in GEO based on an optimized trajectory. Once captured by Moon’s gravity, reverse thrust allows precise targeting of any orbit down to 100km altitude.
NEMO’s design results in an alternative infrastructure for observation-, support-, navigational- and satellite transport missions as well as for technology demonstration of new components on humanity’s farthest outpost in space.
1 Optional Microsat Adapter • 2 Payload Deck • 3 Reaction Wheels • 4 Star Trackers • 5 Xenon Tank • 6 S-Band Transceiver • 7 PCDU • 8 HDRMs • 9 X-Band Antenna • 10 S-Band Antenna • 11 Li-Ion Battery • 12 Ion-Thruster Control • 13 SADMs • 14 Resistojets • 15 Honeycomb Panels • 16 Solar Generator • 17 Ion-Thrusters • 18 Launch Adapter
NEMO’s payload compartment offers generous volume and interfaces to accommodate dedicated payload(s) and (satellite) cargo on the top payload deck using individual adapters.
D I M E N S I O N S
300liter | ~32U CubeSat Volume
M A S S
50kg (To Moon Orbit)
M E C H A N I C A L I N T E R F A C E
Universal Top Payload Deck (Adapter or CubeSat-Dispenser needed)
P O W E R I N T E R F A C E
3|5|12|28VDC | 10|10|10|25A
D A T A I N T E R F A C E
Ethernet | Spacewire | RS422/485 | CAN | I²C
The payload interface box is the universal data and electrical interface between platform and payload. It houses individual circuit boards to enable unique power and data compatability and accommodate further functional payload electronics if needed.
P O W E R I N T E R F A C E
Forwarding or DC/DC conversion of nominal platform supply
D A T A I N T E R F A C E
Forwarding or conditioning of housekeeping- and scientific data
D E D I C A T E D E L E C T R O N I C S
Additional custom functionality (e.g. data storage)
Although NEMO’s payload accommodation is designed to be the best-fit-for-all, some restrictions may apply. Please contact us for further details.
C E N T E R O F M A S S C O N F O R M I T Y
Payload center of mass must align with platform requirements
P / L M A S S
50kg envelope includes adapters
P O W E R
All-Time guaranteed (Shadow): 100W
Nominal guaranteed (Sun): 400W
Peak possible: 700W
NEMO’s COM architecture offers a wide range of technologies to keep the mission under control and receive precious data. From S-Band to optical laser communication – NEMO adapts what it takes to enable your business.
L O W S P E E D – R E C E I V E D
L O W S P E E D – T R A N S M I T T E D
Status & Housekeeping
H I G H S P E E D – P A Y L O A D D A T A T R A N S M I T T E D
Payload Data Transmission
NEMO is designed for maximum efficiency at a small formfactor. We establish a predefined baseline and replace custom development with an extendable and modular architecture. We recycle half of the development steps and save costs, time and – most important – we take away a lot of effort for space users.
D I M E N S I O N S (max.)
1x1x1.2m³ (folded solar arrays) | Wingspan 5m
M A S S (max.)
85kg Dry | 100kg Wet | 150kg including P/L
P R O P U L S I O N S Y S T E M
2x 6mN Thrust | up to 4000s Isp | 14kg Propellant
P O W E R S Y S T E M
1200W Solar Generator | 750Wh Li-Ion Battery
A O C S
3-Axis Stabilization | 4 Reaction Wheels & 12 Resistojets
D A T A H A N D L I N G
50MHz centralized RTOS OnBoardComputer
ASTRAIT seeks payload partners for LEO and Lunar Missions. We collaborate with scientific and commercial payload developers willing to join our endeavour.
Let’s fly a mission together!
ASTRAIT is a StartUp developing space solutions based in Bremen, Germany. We are currently backed by our partners and advisors, the ESA BUSINESS INCUATION CENTER NORTHERN GERMANY and its network providing funding, office space as well as programmatic- and technical assistance.
Additional to our partnering institutes, we are always looking for further supporters interested in our product and mission.
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Since July 2021 we are part of the ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Northern Germany – the new flagship project for the aeronautics and space sector in Bremen. The space incubator is part of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) network of 21 centres across Europe and is set to take on startups from Bremen as well as from other federal states in Northern Germany.