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Wednesday, February 14 • 9:15am - 9:45am
Satellite Squared

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Satellite Squared's mission is to build towards an economically sustainable, in-space infrastructure, through the conception and operation of innovative systems for the purposes of space exploration, logistics, and commerce. We are developing the technology to improve solar panel performance in orbit, with both short and mid-term applications on the way.

Power Boosting
Our short term application, Solar Bloom, is a low mass, low volume deployable solar concentrator which will increase the power available to a satellite by up to 50%. It is installed onto the outside of a satellite as a subsystem, and deployed once released from its launch vehicle.

The innovation of this new technology is to increase the energy produced by a solar panel for less mass, area and cost than by the addition of another solar panel.

This hardware will be compatible with new satellites, probes, and space stations of all nationalities, sizes and orbits that rely on solar power.

Design and Operational Philosophy
The Solar Bloom is a low cost concept with a mass advantage over rigid solar panels, while creating additional useful surface area. As such, it is significantly cheaper than a rigid solar panel.

The Solar Bloom shares conceptual similarities with the previous generation of concentrator initiatives, while avoiding the same pitfalls. Lessons learned, more advanced deployment technologies, 3D printing and cubesats permit us to mitigate the risks of power concentration while focusing on the benefits.

Contactless Servicing
Our mid-term application, 2Sat is a satellite concept that would provide a contactless power support service to boost the energy generated on a client satellite by 20%-30%.

The concept of the mission is to operate in the SSO and GEO orbital environments. The 2Sat will work with any satellite that uses solar panels regardless of age, make of mission.


Cornelius Zünd

CEO, Satellite Squared
Entrepreneurship, new space, on orbit servicing, asteroid mining, space debris, launch vehicles, Moon Village Association, Space Power Satellites, fundraising, Earth / space sustainability, climate change, improving life on Earth through the use of space data and technology #M... Read More →

Wednesday February 14, 2018 9:15am - 9:45am EST
Valleybrook Room