Summary

ICEPS (Irvine-Class Electric Power Supply) is the satellite system core designed to be the central operational piece of CubeSats enabled to use higher performance hardware and features. ICEPS compresses the functions of many cards into a single one 25mm thick, using modularity as a central approach to a fully customizable hardware that can range from being simply an EPS or including all the features. Among many others, the central features are: Embedded Laser Communications, Integrated Epik Z2 OBC with 2 SDR radios, USB bus, SSD storage up to 512GB, Automatic control of deployables, 120W capable EPS, 6-axis IMU, etc. (full list in Datasheet).

ICEPS can interface and work with any compatible USB hardware, but it is designed to optimally operate in conjunction with EXA developed hardware like BA0X Battery Arrays, DSAs (Deployable Solar Panel), and SEAM/NEMEA shielding. ICEPS is also the central piece and system core of the EXA 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. As of writing, ICEPS has no flight heritage and is set to launch on IRVINE03 onboard NASA ELaNa launch on Q1 2020. It is also the system core of the upcoming Spacebit One mission onboard the Astrobotic Peregrine Lander set to land on the moon on Q3/2021.

Availability: 6-8 weeks

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Last updated: 2021-01-10

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