Ontonix will deliver its QCM OntoNet™ software system to perform on-board complexity analysis of mission parameters of the Alsat#1 micro-satellite which will be launched in 2021.
The Alsat#1 will be launched by Nanoracks towards the International Space Station. Nanoracks is both the largest commercial user and private investor on the Space Station. ISS astronauts will install the satellite on the NRCSD Rack Deployer using the Remote Manipulator System. The deployer will place the satellite on a 380-420 km orbit with an inclination of 51.6 degrees. “The AlSat#1 mission involves the launch of a Cubesat-class satellite built entirely by the ADAA Association, which has brought together universities and companies in the sector to promote this ambitious enterprise entirely financed by private individuals. ADAA is a non-profit association dedicated to the dissemination of science in the fields of astronautics and astronomy. Students from Milan Polytechnic, Lugano Supsi and UCM of Malta engage in different aspects of the satellite’s realization. AlSat will have valuable scientific payloads such as the structure built using Additive Manufacturing and a radiation sensor.
Wikipedia: A CubeSat (U-class spacecraft) is a type of miniaturized satellite for space research that is made up of multiples of 10 cm × 10 cm × 10 cm cubic units. CubeSats have a mass of no more than 1.33 kilograms (2.9 lb) per unit, and often use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components for their electronics and structure. CubeSats are commonly put in orbit by deployers on the International Space Station, or launched as secondary payloads on a launch vehicle. More than 1200 CubeSats have been launched as of January 2020. More than 1100 have been successfully deployed in orbit and more than 80 have been destroyed in launch failures.