Miniature CubeSat Earth Sensor

Osprey is a CubeSat Earth and horizon sensor, purpose-built for precise attitude determination in Low Earth Orbit. This innovative sensor features an exceptionally compact and lightweight form, harnessing cutting-edge technology to deliver great performance.

4900 €


15% discount for universities and research institutes applicable.

CubeSat Earth sensor NXES1 Osprey

Main Features

Small size

Osprey is one of the smallest earth sensors in the world

Eagle - Miniature CubeSat sun sensor in 2D

22 x 22 x 14 mm

Wide FOV

Accurately detects the Earth's horizon with a wide field of view


110 x 75°

Exceptional accuracy

Achieve precise pitch and roll measurements





  • Pitch and roll determination

  • Earth, Sun and Moon detection

  • Albedo identification for other subsystems

  • Earth thermal imaging

  • Low power consumption


Low power consumption in attitude mode

Power consumption

0,09 W

NXES1 Osprey plays a pivotal role in bolstering the performance of your attitude determination system. Integrating earth sensors with sun sensors can effectively mitigate the albedo effect. Osprey can also serve as a viable alternative to traditional sun sensors, particularly when your primary goal is maintaining precise satellite orientation relative to the Earth's center.



Field of View110° x 75°
Accuracy Roll / Pitch< 1° / 1°
Update Rate4 Hz
Albedo DetectionPartial


Dimensions22 x 22 x 14 mm
Mass8 g


Power Supply3,3 V
Power Consumption (Attitude Mode)< 0,09 W
Power Consumption (Standby)< 0,007 W
Communication ProtocolCSP or raw


Operation Temperature-45 °C to +85 °C
Radiation Tolerance>20 krad(Si)


Lead Time<13 weeks

NXES1 Osprey is designed to be compact without compromising on accuracy, precision, or reliability. Furthermore, it incorporates smart features such as calibrated output, enhancing its overall functionality.

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