NXSS3v50

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Inherited flight heritage

Eagle Plus

Next-Gen Miniature Fine Sun Sensor

Eagle Plus excels with high precision, fast update rate and various smart functions all integrated into an incredibly compact and lightweight design.

CubeSat Sun sensor NXSS3 Eagle Plus

Main Features

High precision

Angular noise

0,0015°

at 1𝜎

Small size

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

  • Dual-axis fine sun sensor

  • Low power consumption

  • Smart functions

  • Sample & Hold function

  • Short lead time

High Speed

Update Rate

166 Hz

Sun sensor NXSS3 Eagle Plus 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 Plus can fit between the solar panels of a CubeSat

Save space inside your nanosatellite

Eagle Plus 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 Noise0,0015° at 1𝜎
Update Rate166 Hz
Power Supply3,3 V
Power Consumption0,015 W
Dimensions29,5 x 11,5 x 6,5 mm
Mass5 g
Operation Temperature-45 °C to +85 °C
TVC 100 Cycles-70 °C to +110 °C
Radiation Tolerance>20 krad(Si)
BUSRS485
Communication ProtocolCSP
Sample & Hold FunctionYes
Albedo DetectionPartial
Lead Time<12 weeks

NXSS3 Eagle Plus is supplied in a fully space-qualified state, having undergone all essential environmental tests necessary for technologies ready for space flight.

Comparison to Eagle

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

0,0015° at 1𝜎

Update Rate

166 Hz

BUS

RS485

Connector

Molex Picoblade (4 pin)

Power Consumption

0,015 W

Sample & Hold Function

Yes

Flight Heritage

Inherited

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 1𝜎

Update Rate

>60 Hz

BUS

I2C

Connector

Direct ribbon (6 wire)

Power Consumption

0,007 W

Sample & Hold Function

No

Flight Heritage

Since 2017

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