NXSS3V10

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Flight heritage

Eagle

Miniature CubeSat Sun Sensor

Elevate your aerospace mission with our state-of-the-art CubeSat sun sensor. Designed for nanosatellites, this innovative sun sensor offers unparalleled performance in an incredibly compact and lightweight package.

CubeSat Sun sensor NXSS3 Eagle

Main Features

High precision

Angular noise

0,09°

at 1 Hz

Extremely small size

15 x 15,5 x 4,6 mm

  • Dual-axis fine sun sensor

  • Low power consumption

  • Smart functions

  • Sensor simulator available

  • Short lead time

Flight heritage

Since

2017

Sun sensor NXSS3V10 Eagle operates independently of the onboard computer. All calculations are performed by the built-in microcontroller, giving you calibrated information about the position angles in two axes. You can then define parameters and corrections for measuring and processing data over time.

Applications

Accurate sun position determination

CubeSat attitude determination

CubeSat solar panel positioning

Nanosatellites, suborbital rockets, balloons, UAVs

Illustration showing how Eagle can fit between the solar panels of a CubeSat

Save space inside your nanosatellite

Eagle can fit between the solar panels. By mounting these sensors in underutilized areas such as between the solar panels, you not only enhance the efficiency of your satellite but also save valuable space for additional payloads.

Specifications

Field of View110° x 110°
Angular Noise0,09° at 1 Hz
Update Rate10 Hz
Power Supply3,3 V
Power Consumption0,007 W
Dimensions15 x 15,5 x 4,6 mm
Mass3 g
Operation Temperature-45 °C to +85 °C
TVC 100 Cycles-70 °C to +110 °C
Radiation Tolerance>20 krad(Si)
BUSI2C
Communication ProtocolCSP or I2C slave
Albedo DetectionPartial
Lead Time<8 weeks

NXSS3V10 Eagle is supplied in a fully space-qualified state, having undergone all essential environmental tests necessary for technologies ready for space flight.

Featured Mission

GRBAlpha badge

GRBAlpha

Launch date

22.03.2021

GRBAlpha is a 1U cubesat equipped with state-of-the-art instruments to capture and analyze gamma ray bursts, providing valuable insights into their origins and behavior. GRBAlpha was the first cubesat to detect a gamma ray burst and its data was used by NASA. NXSS3 Eagle sun sensors and NXTRX4 Cormorant transceiver are vital components of this nanosatellite.

Comparison to Eagle Plus

Eagle

Miniature. Efficient. Lightweight. Precise.

CubeSat Sun sensor NXSS3 Eagle

Spacecraft Type

1-3U CubeSat

Dimensions

15 x 15,5 x 4,6 mm

Mass

3 g

Angular Noise

0,09° at 1 Hz

Update Rate

>60 Hz

BUS

I2C

Connector

Direct ribbon (6 wire)

Power Consumption

0,007 W

Sample & Hold Function

No

Flight Heritage

Since 2017

Eagle Plus

High precision. High performance.

CubeSat Sun sensor NXSS3v50 Eagle Plus

Spacecraft Type

CubeSat - SmallSat

Dimensions

29,5 x 11,5 x 6,5 mm

Mass

5 g

Angular Noise

0,002° at 1 Hz

Update Rate

166 Hz

BUS

RS485

Connector

Molex Picoblade (4 pin)

Power Consumption

0,015 W

Sample & Hold Function

Yes

Flight Heritage

Inherited

View Eagle Plus
Illustration showing how Eagle and Eagle Plus compare in sizes mounted in a CubeSat.