Affordable and Accessible Space
About Saturn Satellite Networks
Established in 2017 Saturn Satellite Networks (SSN) Inc., a US Delaware Corporation, is managed by an experienced team of satellite design, manufacturing, sales, and operations professionals to redefine the approach for building reliable satellites to provide countries and operators affordable access to space communications.
In 2018 & 2019 SSN designed and developed the Nationsat, a small 5kW GEO communications satellite system that can provides compliant performance for the requirements of small nations for video and data communications applications. The Nationsat successfully passed its PDR in 2019. Based on the heritage of the Nationsat, SSN embarked on the development of three (3) new satellite platforms: The 7kW Intelligent Space Node (ISN) GEO, ISN NGSO and a 2kW GTO-delivered MiniGEOSat.
The ISN GEO satellites are designed and manufactured in a partnership with a preeminent US aerospace defense contractor. All subsystems of our GEO satellites have either successfully flown and operated on previous GEO missions or have undergone rigorous GEO qualification testing and analysis to ensure complete reliability in orbit. Saturn will deploy in a single, multi-manifested launch, directly to GSO, a fleet of six (6) identical ISN GEO HTS satellites. Each ISN GEO HTS satellite integrates a fully reprogrammable Ka-band payload and will be available for service anywhere on the GEO arc in 2025 with our exclusive partnership with EMP Assets.
The ISN NGSO Platform is being developed completely from the ground up by R&D engineers at Saturn whose experience and expertise span the design and deployment of hundreds of satellites and thousands of years of operational in orbit life in space. ISN NGSO first will be launched in the second half of 2024.
The MiniGEOSat will be launched in 2026 and its design and operational heritage is achieved by the prior ISN NGSO platform development.
Saturn's HQ and R&D Center
C, Ku, HTS, EO and Cloud Computing
5 kW GTO
Intelligent Space Node GEO
Intelligent Space Node LEO
Key Enabling Technologies
Satellite Development Reinvented
Additive Manufacturing & Volume Production
Dedicated GSO Launch and GTO Ride Share
Software Defined Radio & digital beam forming
Saturn supplied financing for customers
Mobile EO & Space Web Services
Saturn received a DirectoMobile Observation patent in 2020 and in late 2021 received Public IP Routing in Space via satellite constellation Patent in 2021. Saturn can now provide technologies for Space Web Services & Mobile Earth Observation services.
Radiation Hardened On Board Computer
High Powered Power Distribution Systems
Saturn is working with one of the preeminent US Aerospace & Defense contractors for the access to multi-orbit BUS components to insure the long term reliability of our satellite system for more than 15 years in any orbit including the Geostationary Orbit
Switch from Analog to Digital
Saturn is reinventing satellite communications payloads by switching as many components from analog devices to digital systems to remove cost, reduce mass and integration and testing time as well as to improve the flexibility of the payloads to enable spacecraft systems to meet multiple missions and in multiple orbits.
Andromeda: Guidance, Navigation & Control (GNC) Software
Saturn has developed a spacecraft GNC software called Andromeda to be able to control satellites in GEO, MEO or LEO orbits. It is compatible with any CPU that is running a real-time operating system. The flight software also contains a fully operational Space environmental model and has been extensively tested. The Andromeda GNC FSW code will fly on a LEO mission in 2025.
Andromeda GNC Demonstrated on FreeRTOS
Saturn is very proud to announce that we have successfully incorporated Andromeda, our real-time satellite guidance, navigation and control (GNC) software, on a tiny processor (Arduino Nano ESP32) running FreeRTOS. This processor available for only $20 (Andromeda not included). This opens up an incredible amount of possibilities in developing extremely low cost micro satellites which are capable of real time maneuvers independently or in a coordinated swarm. Combined with appropriate propulsion systems and sensors, even Cubesats will now be able to avoid collision with other satellites and debris in Space as well as dramatically extend their missions in low earth orbit.