A WORLD LEADER IN STAR TRACKERS, OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS & SPACE OPTRONICS - #enablingyourambitions - Sodern

 
A WORLD LEADER IN STAR TRACKERS, OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS & SPACE OPTRONICS - #enablingyourambitions - Sodern
A WORLD LEADER
IN STAR TRACKERS,
OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS
& SPACE OPTRONICS
#enablingyourambitions
A WORLD LEADER IN STAR TRACKERS, OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS & SPACE OPTRONICS - #enablingyourambitions - Sodern
A WORLD LEADER IN STAR TRACKERS, OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS & SPACE OPTRONICS - #enablingyourambitions - Sodern
FLIGHT HERITAGE
             A FEW EXAMPLES

Earth      LEO                              GEO                    Deep
                                                                   space

                        OneWeb

                            Angels                  DirectTV

                              Kibo

                             MicroCarb             Eurostar NEO

                              Auriga

                                                  Hydra

                                            SED 26 & Horus

                          KazEOsat 2                                   Japan’s
                                                                     « Planet C »

                       Pléiades                                        Lucy

                 JPSS 2                                             Japan’s
                                                                   « Selene »

        ISS Resupply
                                                                  Korea’s
                                                               « Pathfinder »

                                                           India’s Mars Orbiter

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HYDRA
    Hydra is a multiple-head star tracker with separate optical heads and electronic units.
Enabled by its high degree of modularity, Hydra can be tailored to suit the need of every customer.
      Attributed to its exceptional robustness, Hydra can survive high mechanical loads
               and performs under very harsh conditions such as high slew rates,
                        protons, stray-light to deliver accurate attitudes.

                                            HYDRA Baseline
                                            Hydra baseline is optimized for earth observation, telecommunications
                                            and science missions and can accommodate up to 4 optical heads and
                                            2 electronic units.

                                                     They trusted us:
                                                     Latest generation US meteorological satellite
                                                     GOES R* was launched by Lockheed Martin to
                                                     GEO in 2016. It’s equipped with 3 Hydra baselines
                                                     optical heads and 2 electronic units for real time
                                                     weather forecast.

The Earth Observation satellite Pleiades Neo, with 30cm resolution will be launched
in 2021 by Airbus. It’s equipped with 3 Hydra baselines and 2 electronic units.

Lucy is an interplanetary deep space probe that will explore 6 Jupiter Trojan asteroids.
Lockheed Martin will build the spacecraft for NASA. The launch of Lucy is scheduled
in October 2021.

              Cross strapping                     Optical Head:                    Electronic Unit:
              Data fusion                         • 166 x 160 x 283 mm (LxWxH)     • 170 x 146 x 103 mm (LxWxH)
              CMOS/HAS-2 detector                   & 1 400 g                        & 1 800 g
              Exceptional robustness              • Power consumption: < 1 W       • Power consumption: < 7 W

* GOES R: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

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HYDRA Centralized Processing [CP]
                                            Hydra CP hosts the software in spacecraft’s on board computer.
                                            The star tracker enables mass and cost optimization at platform level.
                                                     Flight heritage: two exemples
                                                     The first Earth Observation satellite
                                                     KazEOsat-2* from Airbus Defence Space
                                                     and its subsidiary SSTL was launched in
                                                     2014 with Hydra CP star tracker.
The launch of the meteorological satellite JPSS 2** is scheduled in 2022.
Northrop Grumman innovative system will build the spacecraft for NASA,
NOAA to help to study global change.

                                            HYDRA Two Channels [TC]
                                            Hydra TC features 2 separate optical heads and 2 electronic units
                                            close-coupled within a single housing.
                                                     Flight heritage: an example
                                                     The high-power telecommunications satellite
                                                     providing back up capacity and fleet expansion
                                                     services for DirecTV was launched in May
                                                     2016 with Hydra TC star tracker.

                                            HYDRA M
                                            Hydra M is a two head star tracker. Hydra M has a low power
                                            consumption and a low mass.

                                                     Flight heritage: an example
                                                     MicroCarb, a CNES mission, is equipped with
                                                     Hydra M. The spacecraft performs measurement of
                                                     atmospheric spectra.

* KazEOsat: Kazakhstan Earth Observation Satellite
** JPSS 2: Join Polar Satellite System

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AURIGA
              Auriga is an innovative, cost competitive star tracker designed specifically for
            the small satellite market. Auriga features compact size, low weight, robustness,
             and low power consumption and over 100 units per month are being produced.
              As already demonstrated with its flight heritage on Airbus One Web Satellites,
                            Auriga is the best star tracker available in its class.

                                            AURIGA Centralized Processing [CP]
                                            Auriga CP can accommodate up to three optical heads and comes with a
                                            software library that runs on the satellite’s On Board Computer. Image
                                            pre-processing is carried out within the FPGA close-coupled with the optical
                                            head. The software library is available for different processors on demand.

                                                      Flight heritage, an example
                                                      The Auriga CP is flight proven as demonstrated
                                                      with its continued performance on board the One
                                                      Web constellation.

                                            AURIGA Stand Alone [SA]
                                            Auriga SA can also accommodate up to three optical heads and
                                            includes one electronic unit hosting Sodern’s software and compute the
                                            attitude solution. Auriga SA features a plug-and-play solution with multiple
                                            head operation. Auriga SA achieved TRL-9 in December 2019 onboard
                                            CNES’ ANGELS satellite.
                                                      Flight heritage: an example
                                                      Sodern has equipped the CNES satellite ANGELS*
                                                      with an Auriga SA.

            High volume production & quick delivery                            Optical Head:
            Design to cost & manufacture                                       • 66 x 56 x 94 mm (LxWxH) & 205 g
            Easy to assemble                                                   • Power consumption: 0.8 W
            Up to 3 optical heads connected to their own electronic unit       Electronic Unit:
            Fast acquisition and arcsec tracking                               • 91 x 117 x 25 mm (LxWxH) & 315 g
            Long lifetime in critical environment                              • Power consumption: 3.3 W

* ANGELS: Argos Neo on a Generic Economical and Light Satellite

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HORUS
          Horus is an autonomous and robust standalone star tracker,
 using innovative technologies to associate high performance and competitivity.
                         Horus will be available in 2021.

They have trusted us:
Horus is already selected by Airbus Defence & Space for its GEO satcom
Eurostar NEO platform.

                      FAINSTAR (CMOS detector)

                      Optical Head:
                      • 141 x 141 x 250 mm (LxWxH) & 1 600 g
                      • Power consumption: 7 W

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OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS
                       & MODULAR PAYLOADS LASER LINKS
      Data transmission via laser links offers higher throughput & security than radio-frequency.
   A laser link terminal is made of 4 building blocks including a laser modem, a fine pointing device,
            a beam expanding telescope, & a coarse pointing gimbal, and connects satellites
                 to the ground (feeder links) or to other satellites within a constellation.

                                              Gimbal
                                              (Under consideration)

                                                                       FINE POINTING DEVICE
                                                                       (UNDER DEVELOPEMENT)
                                                                       An optical sensor is used to track the
                                                                       received beams and actuate a fine steering
                                                                       mirror to optimize the transmission.
                                              Telescope                Sodern leveraged its heritage with piezo
Driving Electronic :
 • Ampli
                                              (Under development)
                                                                       mechanisms and optronic detection to
 • Laser Emitter &                Pointing Acquisition & Tracking      develop this device.
   Receiver                       (Under consideration)

COARSE POINTING GIMBAL (UNDER DEVELOPEMENT)                                                     High data
Its function is to point the larger beam on the other terminal according                        transmission
to its coarse position.
The gimbal has two axes of rotation in order to be able to reach any                            No interference
other satellites.                                                                               Compact design

BEAM EXPANDER TELESCOPE (UNDER DEVELOPEMENT)
The function of the telescope is to expand the diameter of the laser.
A laser beam means that the laser energy is more concentrated by the emitting terminals, and more
energy is collected by the receiving terminals. The telescope is manufactured thanks to advanced
mirrors fabrication technologies and innovative integration methods.

                                  OPTICAL SWITCH
                                           (UNDER DEVELOPEMENT)
                               The switch matrix is an innovative solution to manage photonic signals
                               in a communication payload.
                               The switch enables remote interconnection of a large number of fiber
                               channels (up to 96 x 96) with very low insertion loss thereby providing
                               a high degree of flexibility to the payload architecture.

                                    1550 nm                 1.5 dB insertion loss   Up to 96 x 96 ports

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CAMERAS & FILTERS
 ARAMIS (UNDER DEVELOPEMENT)
 The Approach and Rendez-vous Automated Multi-mission
 Integrated Sensor (ARAMIS) is a rendez-vous sensor that uses
 advanced algorithms for non-cooperative approach, proximity
 operation and docking.

     Non-cooperative vision-based navigation with 6 degrees of freedom
     Autonomous from long distance detection to the final approach
     High-Performance & robustness
     Smart design

 AURICAM (UNDER DEVELOPEMENT)
 Auricam is a compact, affordable camera designed spacecrafts’ surroundings.
 Several field of views are possible depending on customers needs.

     CMOS camera from 1 to 4 Mpixel
     Compact design
     35 degree fields of view available

 STRIP FILTERS
 Strip filters are designed to be assembled on detectors to form a
 multi-spectral detection module for Earth Observation missions.
 Sodern offers high radiometric and spectral performance, high
 flexibility (design, spectral characteristics, number of stripes), and
 very high precision assembly.

     Multiple strips
     Very tight spectral precision

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OUR CORE VALUES

                                                               TRUST

    COMMITMENT

  INTEGRITY

                                                      DARING

      EXCELLENCY

               Franck POIRRIER, CEO
               “ Our goal: combining technological excellence
               and competitiveness, to transform our customers’
               ambitions into realities. “

Trusted partners

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EQUIPEMENT FOR SATELLITES
                             Our star trackers allow satellites and spacecraft to orient
                            themselves by detecting, identifying and measuring the
                            direction of the stars. Their role is thus essential to ensure
                            that the satellites function correctly. Our rendez-vous sensors
                   guide space vehicles to their destination in orbit, and make it possible
               to meet and dock between celestial objects. Our optronic technologies
          integrated into Earth observation satellites, contribute to our knowledge of
       the climate, the ecosystem, the geography and the wonders of our planet.

                                                                    NEUTRON ANALYSIS
                    DEFENCE                                            Our neutron exploration
                                                                        tools make it possible
                     Our neutron sources
                                                                        to explore terrain with
                     are designed to offer
                                                                       exceptional precision and
                     an absolut guarentee
                                                                      unmatched speed.
                      of reliability and
                                                                   These tools represent a
                     security.
                                                    tremendous opportunities to
                    This imperative is
                                                    revolutionize the mining and petroleum
evidence of the technological expertise
                                                    industries for both exploration and exploitation.
of our teams. Using our optronic and
                                                    Our material analysers enable precise
neutron know-how, we provide the
                                                    determination of the composition of raw
defence authorities with earth
                                                    material flows, which is particularly interesting
observation instruments, hardened
                                                    for cement applications. Our neutron generators
star trackers, etc. We anticipate future
                                                    provide science and industry players with the
strategic issues for the armed forces:
                                                    power and reliability of these particles. Sodern
in particular, we develop solutions that
                                                    produces nearly one hundred neutron tubes
can replace GPS localization, or protect
                                                    a year which are used by a wide variety of
our vital infrastructure in space.
                                                    companies and research institutes in more than
                                                    forty countries around the world, reinforcing our
                                                    position as the world leader in this market.

                                 SCIENTIFIC & SYSTEM EXPLORATION
                                 INSTRUMENTS
                               We proudly participate in extraordinary programs
                             pushing the envelope of humanity’s scientific knowledge.
                       Examples include the PHARAO cesium atom clock which will be
         installed on the International Space Station, the heart of NASA InSight’s
         seismometer to study Martian seismology, and the Pockels cells for the
         Megajoule Laser. These instruments perfectly exemplify Sodern’s technological
         prowess and strong desire to innovate and seek solutions to challenging
         problems. We have applied this creativity and tenacity to improve our internal
         processes thereby revolutionizing our competitiveness and efficiency.

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