PICOSATS involvement is twofold. On the one hand, satellite formation flying requires an accurate configuration between transmitting and receiving CubeSats that exchange a RF signal: to this end, PICOSATS elaborates mission analysis and constellation architecture optimisation. On the other hand, the observable RF signal requires purpose-built onboard payloads: thence, PICOSATS designs and develops the scientific transmitter and receiver.
Supported by ASI
SATCROSS project is supported by ASI (Contratto di finanziamento ASI N.2020-2-U.O – CUP: F94I17000010005)
Prime contractor: CNIT – Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni
Sub-contractors: PICOSATS, Consorzio LaMMA
Feasibility study completed in 2021.
Further developments under discussion.