Summary

ICEPS offerd by EXA is designed to be the central operational heart of CubeSats, enabling modular use of higher performance hardware and features. ICEPS compresses the functions of many cards into a single, 25mm-thick system, using modularity for fully customizable hardware that can range from being simply an EPS or including a range of features.

ICEPS can interface and work with any compatible USB hardware, but it is designed to optimally operate in conjunction with EXA-developed hardware, like BA03 Battery Arrays, DMSAs (Deployable Solar Panel), and SEAM/NEMEA shielding. ICEPS is also the system core of the EXA's KRATOS spacecraft bus, including all of these components. Although initially designed to handle requirements for a 1U CubeSat, ICEPS is ready and able to handle all these requirements for larger CubeSat missions.

ICEPS is set to launch on IRVINE03 onboard the NASA ELaNa launch in Q4/2021, on IRVINE04 onboard ELaNA also in 2022, on K'OTO onboard HTV for Q3/2021, and onboard INSPIREFLY for 2022. It is also the system core of an upcoming lunar mission onboard the Astrobotic Peregrine Lander, set to land on the moon in Q3/2021.

The central features of the system core include:

  • Embedded laser communications
  • Integrated Epik Z2 OBC with 2 SDR radios
  • USB and I2C bus
  • SSD storage up to 512GB
  • Automatic control of deployables
  • 100W capable EPS
  • 6-axis IMU
  • ITAR free product

ICEPS is delivered with:

  • Full engineering support
  • Test reports and ICD
  • Interface custom cables
  • Choice of aluminum spacers M2.5

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Last updated: 2021-05-12

ICEPS Spacecraft System Core All-In-One: EPS/OBC/Radio

starts at 16,500 EUR

Downloads

  • CAD model(35.87 MB)
  • Datasheet(2.65 MB)
  • ICD(286.45 KB)
  • Option sheet(183.58 KB)
  • User manual
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Specs

lead time
6 - 8 weeks
mass
100 g
length
96 mm
width
96 mm
height
25 mm
operating temperature
-50 to 125 C
nominal power
50W (continuously)
maximum power
65 W
peak power
100W for 2.5s
system storage
32 to 512 GB
bus type
USB 2.0
I2C
transmit frequency
70 MHz to 6 GHz
receive frequency
70 MHz to 6 GHz
data rate
< 100 Mb/s
EIRP
28.5 dBm integrated LNB
sensitivity
-110 dBm
transmit power
5 dB
up to 36 dB with a 2nd stage amplifier

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