C-STS has received an order from ProTech GmbH to supply a PCDU Simulator and TM/TC Front-End System for use in an FLP2 (Flying Laptop2) Test Bench which is currently being set-up by DLR in Germany. The PCDU Simulator is composed of Power Front-End running at 28V power bus and 10 Latch Current Limiters (LCLs)
FPL2 is a Flexible LEO Platform targeted for small satellite missions that was originally developed in Stuttgart University under the guidance of Airbus Germany.
Celestia STS have already provided the same TM/TC Front-End Equipment to Stuttgart University for the initial ‘Flying Laptop’ development.
The “Flexible LEO Platform” FLP2 for short-is a spin-off from the Airbus / University of Stuttgart cooperation during the FLP1 program. It targets towards affordable spacecraft offering a large flexibility in scale and platform/payload interfaces. The key advantage of this platform is its consequent modularity in hardware and software makingit suitable for a variety of LEO (LowEarth Orbit) mission scenarios. Payload capacities reach from 25 –100 kg and from 50 to 300 W average Power. The platform is multi-payload capable.
The University of Stuttgart, Germany, has developed a small satellite called “Flying Laptop” with support from Airbus Defenceand Space GmbH, Friedrichshafen.
The small satellite Flying Laptop is the first satellite of the Small Satellites Program at the University of Stuttgart. This mission establishes the foundation for the required infrastructure as well as the expertise for the Small Satellites Program of the Institute of Space Systems (IRS), University of Stuttgart. The satellite was developed and built at the IRS and is now operated with the institute's own ground station. The design, development, construction and operation were/are primarily done by Ph.D. students and undergraduate students. The satellite was launched successfully on July 14, 2017 and to date is showing an outstanding performance.