BRICSAT is a polymer-based structural solution for building small satellites (CubeSats) with a highly modular design using 3D printing technique.
The innovative manufacturing concept allows complete customization of the structural layout, with fast lead times. Furthermore, the novel structural bus aims to become a sustainable solution for small satellites missions in LEO, also by reducing the ground risk caused by uncontrolled reentry of spacecrafts into the atmosphere. The easily demisable BRICSAT structure represents a valid option in the framework of debris mitigation and sustainable space initiatives.
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.
Patent filed at Italian and European level – PCT/IT2018/050148.
Further developments ongoing at the University of Trieste.