Our product line consists of an end-to-end system for orbital access. Current offerings include a range of triple-junction solar panels, Cubesat structures, and the integrated EPS/OBC bus module. We offer full software, driver support, and tight integration with the Perihelion OS satellite operating system.

Aphelion provides tightly integrated modules and a highly user-friendly user interface for programming, enabling virtual plug-and-play operation. Complex spacecraft housekeeping tasks and telemetry are handled entirely by our flight computer which is interfaced through a simple API. This enables users to focus solely only on their payload instead of the spacecraft bus.

We are also working the ARES Institute to produce hardware for deep space exploration. Two satellites are under development using in-house hardware and they will be launched in 2018 and 2021, respectively, demonstrating new optical communications and solar sail technologies.

Our products and services

PerihelionOS Cubesat Operating System

10MB/s Drop-in Optical Communications

Space Environment Simulation


Aphelion Primary Bus Module (PBM)

At the heart of the Aphelion Cubesat system is the PBM: an integrated EPS and on-board computer solution designed for mission-critical, volume constrained environments, offering significant mass and volume savings while simplifying system design.


Cubesat Chassis (1U-3U)

The Aphelion 1U structure is an open frame, lightweight structure developed to be fully compatible with most Cubesat manufacturers. The 7075 aluminum structure is strong and highly adaptable, allowing users to freely configure its internals and side access ports.


Triple Junction Solar Panels (1U-6U)

Our high quality solar panels are rigorously tested according to GSFC standards. Each 30.5% triple junction rad-hard cell is individually characterized and have been qualified for GEO use.  Light and temperature sensor come standard.