Perihelion OS lays at the foundation of our vision for space access. We want to make building a satellite modular, simple, and integrated. This is why we are building the first integrated hardware and software platform for spacecraft.
The development of orbital flight hardware and software systems is a highly difficult task. Building a satellite requires a large intersectional body of knowledge, ranging from low-level software development to communication protocols to mechanical engineering. There is no reason that modular software cannot keep up with standardized, commercial-off-the-shelf hardware that is available to Cubesat mission planners today.
At Aphelion, we aim to streamline development for space applications. We bring together state-of-the-art flight control systems with reliable, flight-tested open source software to create the next generation of flight software systems. Based on a customized Linux kernel with real-time modifications and NASA'S Core Flight System, we have created an easy to use, dependable operating system that can be run across multiple computing platforms. With a custom integrated development environment and a software development kit (SDK), users simply create their satellite in a unified IDE. Our app store-style Perihelion OS package repository allows the easy sharing of applications and drag-and-drop software expansion that closely integrates with actual hardware. Imagine being able to test out your latest applications and ideas by uploading it onto the repository and allow someone with a satellite to test it out with a couple of clicks. Or to share the next generation of telemetry system based on your new revolutionary algorithm. Or import the new, energy efficient attitude control library for use with you ADCS board. With Perihelion OS this is now possible. Welcome to the future of space applications.