This project is carried out under the ESA GSTP programme
The "OPS-SAT nanosatellite" provides a safe and reconfigurable "hardware/software laboratory", flying in a low-earth orbit, available for authorised experimenters to demonstrate innovative new mission operations concepts.
OPS-SAT: in-orbit test-bed for
On-board software applications
Advanced communications protocols
Demonstration of advanced software-defined radio (SDR) concepts
Optical communication from ground to space
Experiments using cameras, attitude control, scheduling and autonomy