Products yield over 16 years of low earth orbit operating time

27-07-2022 | Triad RF Systems | Design & Manufacture

Triad RF Systems' experience in the CubeSat market led its products to travel in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) for over 16 years of combined operating time.

This high accumulation of flight heritage displays the company's proven ability and reliability to satisfy the stringent size demands and efficiency demands of the NewSpace industry. Its RF subsystems deliver this by overcoming obstacles found in CubeSat and SmallSat applications, incorporating the extreme temperature cycles of LEO and the shock/vibration exposure seen in space launches and operations.

It provides an array of customised products for use within space and is compatible with off-the-shelf and customer-designed Software Defined Radios. Their RF amplifiers function in various bands, from UHF-Band to Ka-Band. It also provides Up and Down-converters and produces full duplex Tx/Rx assemblies employed in FDD radio systems.

These products have been employed by various NewSpace companies, including In-Space Missions Limited (BAE Systems), among others. The company's RF subsystems were launched on three different SpaceX Rideshare missions inside a year: the Falcon 9 Transporter-2 in 2021, the Transporter-4 and Transporter-5 in 2022, respectively. Over the past five years, the company constructed and delivered over 400 CubeSat amplifier and frequency converter products to support critical communications links on customer satellites.