Here is all of our latest blogs.
Blog-Systems Engineering vs the CubeSat Kit
In an earlier blog about disruptive strategies for developing a new space-based business, I made the case for getting the demonstration satellite into orbit quickly with capabilities that are sufficient to prove the technology. I argued against the alternative of spending excessive time and money to build a demonstration mission with the full functionality and capacity targeted for a future operational (service providing) satellite.
Blog – Disruptive vs Operational Mission Strategies
Over the past two decades, space venturing companies have lived or died based on whether they chose the right business strategy at the right time.
Blog – Join SFL at the Virtual SmallSat 2020
The Small Satellite Conference traditionally held in Logan, Utah, will be a virtual event this year. In keeping with the times, the theme will be “Virtually Amazing.” We hope you will join SFL at our virtual trade show booth and two presentations. This year’s SmallSat will be free of charge and held August 1-6 online. Read the full article…
Blog – SFL Serving Both NewSpace and MicroSpace Missions
Last week, we announced our new line of cost-effective performance CubeSats to complement our legacy suite of smaller satellites, enabling SFL to meet the evolving needs of missions spanning 3kg to 500+kg in mass. As part of the CubeSat announcement, we also released details of our new NewSpace (accelerated) development option, which speeds procedures to get a mission into orbit more quickly.
Blog – AISSat-1 Maritime Vessel Tracking Nanosat Celebrates 10th Anniversary
AISSat-1 is a 7-kilogram, 20cm-cube nanosatellite constructed by SFL for the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) and the Norwegian Space Centre (NSC).
Blog – SFL Comprehensive Microspace Mission Development Includes Ground Segment
Throughout our 22-year history at SFL, we have taken great pride in our ability to deliver end-to-end microspace missions for our clients.
Blog – Autonomous Formation Flying Enables Multi-Satellite Applications – Part 2
SFL was the first microspace company to develop and integrate the hardware systems and software algorithms that make autonomous formation flying a reality for micro- and nanosatellites at costs low enough to support commercial applications.
Blog – Autonomous Formation Flying Enables Multi-Satellite Applications – Part 1
Autonomous formation flying enables multiple satellites to work together and, in some cases, effectively perform functions of a larger satellite, or perform missions that cannot be accomplished with a single satellite.