Space Inventor 16U GEO BIU
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16U Satellite

Reliable and high performing 16U CubeSat with several options available to enhance platform capabilities. Our 16U satellite, featuring GEO options, allowing buyers to customize it precisely to their needs.

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Mission example

- Capable of maneuvering from different orbital slots in Geostationary orbit
- Precision Agriculture Monitoring for Optimal Crop Management
- Stellar Spectroscopy for Detailed Star Analysis 16U CubeSat configuration for Compact Form Factor
- Environmental Hazard Detection, Including Oil Spills and Chemical Leaks





Our 16U satellite, featuring GEO options, allowing buyers to customize it precisely to their needs. Our agile development process ensures smooth integration and interchangeability of modules, backed by rigorous analysis and annual subsystem updates.

Designed for geostationary orbit with reduced payload capacity and link speed, the 16U boasts high-reliability subsystems with individual radiation and EMI shielding, thermal conduction paths, and mechanical support. It can expand with deployable solar panels, optimizing power generation through bore-axis rotation for peak solar energy harvesting.

This groundbreaking 16U satellite by Space Inventor is the first ever of its kind to propel itself into position, marking a historic milestone as the world’s first of its kind to do so!


Payload Mass (Kg)
10-12 kg
Payload Volume
8-12 Units
1-4 x gas or ion
Payload power peak
200 W
Reaction wheels
4 x WHL 100/200
Payload power average
20 W / 55 W / 180 W
Battery Capacity
100-400 Whr
Data Buses
Redundant CAN / Ethernet / SpaceWire
On-Board computer
Redundant Cortex-M7 /redundant Zync-7030
Bus provided redundant user data storage
Up to 64 GB
ADCS Pointing accuracy adv. option 1
Down to 5 arcsec
ADCS sensors
6-8 Fine sun sensors, 1-2 star tracker, 2 gyros
Primary communications
S band 4 Mbps
High Speed links
2 x S/X band 4 - 200 Mbps
Solar Peak power production
42 W /90 W / 280 W
Available for GEO with reduced payload capacity and reduced link speed
State-of-the-art power distribution modules for efficient energy management
Equipped with a suite of cutting-edge attitude sensors, including star trackers, fine sun sensors, and IMU, ensuring high accuracy pointing knowledge
Four best-in-class momentum wheels with low micro-vibration levels guarantee precise control
Secure decommissioning of the satellite.
Safe decommissioning: Atmosphere disposal protocol

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Space Inventor 16U CubeSat Blueprint

Available modules in satellite

Space Inventor Momentum Wheel 1000

Momentum Wheel

Space Inventor presents high-performance momentum wheel units, meticulously designed for microsatellite missions with mission lifetimes of up to 5 years.
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Space Inventor IMU


Inertial Measurement Unit with integrated gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer for satellites. 

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Space Inventor Magnetorquer


The MT-P4 magnetorquer rod is an integrated solution designed for momentum dumping of LEO satellites.
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Space Inventor Star Tracker


Star Tracker unit for mini- and microsatellites.

The star tracker is based on advanced star-tracking algorithms developed by Space Inventor. The embedded computer processing unit is built on highly reliable COTS components. The compact rad-hard camera’s optics collect enough signal to track across the entire celestial vault with full performance up to 0.3º/s. 

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Space Inventor Fine Sun Sensor

Fine Sun Sensor

The highly integrated fine sun sensor uses four photodiodes to estimate the sun direction vector with a precision of 1º.
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Space Inventor On-Board Computer


The OBC-P4 is an onboard computing platform consisting of four independent ARM Cortex-M7 modules, each with separate power supply, interfacing, and storage.
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