New Space: RF front-end for the Flexible Microwave Payload-2

The RF front-end will be used on-board the Technical University of Catalonia FSSCat nanosatellite mission.

Balamis develops the RF frond-end for the Flexible Microwave Pay/Load-2 (FMPL-2), the main payload of 3Cat-5/A satellite. FMPL-2 is a novel payload based on a software defined radio acting as L-band radiometer and GNSS-Reflectometer.

FSSCat is an innovative mission consisting of two 6U cubesats (3Cat-5/A and 3Cat-5/B) embarking a suite of RF and optical scientific and technology demonstrator payloads, enhanced with an Artificial Intelligence board (PhiSat-1) for Cloud Detection.


L-band radiometer and GNSS Reflectometer payload