Polymeric modular structure for small satellites


BRICSAT is a structural solution for building small satellites (CubeSats) with highly modular design by means of 3D printing technique.

The innovative production concept allows complete customization of the structural layout, with fast delivery time and reduced costs. The plastic material at the basis of BRICSAT, furthermore, is lighter than standard Aluminium (7075 or 6061) but still performant for aerospace applications and compliant to qualification standards.

Structure completely melts during re-entry, thanks to its composition based on low melting temperature material, sensibly improving the space debris mitigation potential of the system.


modular and customizable

Single structural elements can be combined in a highly unlimited way, meeting different payload related volume requirements

fast delivery time

By means of additive manufacturing and fast production processes

reduced mass

Using light-weight material: the complete structure for a 1U CS has mass lower than 100g

in-orbit assembly

By means of 3D-printing technologies

reduced mission overall cost

space debris mitigation

Low melting temperature material

Granted by Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1

Granted by Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1

PICOSATS FAST-PSAT (now BRICSAT) project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, SME Instrument Phase 1 under grant agreement No 782178.