Sedaro Satellite was recently selected for two, Direct-to-Phase II, AFWERX SBIR contracts that total about $1.7 million to add additional modules to the Sedaro Satellite platform.
AFRL and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the SBIR process to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of applicants and decrease overhead. Starting with SBIR 18.2, and now in X20.3, the Air Force has begun offering ‘Special’ SBIR topics that are faster, leaner and open to a broader range of innovations.
Sedaro’s AFWERX funding will support to the development of the Energy Balance, Attitude Control and Thermal modules for Sedaro Satellite. These new modules will automatically integrate with existing Mission Designer engineering data and enable fully integrated design, simulation, and analysis of spacecraft power systems, thermal architectures, and attitude determination and control systems. Sedaro Satellite is now live with the Mission Designer module, enabling engineering teams around the world to design their mission architecture, orbit, pointing and spacecraft configuration.
Sedaro Satellite is a modular Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for model-based satellite engineering. This platform enable’s engineering teams to develop an integrated, multi-disciplinary model of their space mission and simulate its on-orbit behavior in the cloud — teams iteratively model, simulate and analyze their design until all performance requirements are met.
“Satellite engineering is dramatically cheaper and faster with Sedaro Satellite. Intuitive design capture, engaging analytics, and powerful cloud computing resources reduce the level of specialized expertise and engineering-hours required to develop a successful satellite mission,” says Sedaro CEO and Co-founder, Robbie Robertson. “These AFWERX projects will allow us to realize our vision for Sedaro Satellite as a fully-integrated engineering platform – one that empowers engineers to design faster and focus of the unique innovation of each project.”