The SatFrame™ 445

The OrbitsEdge SatFrame™ model 445 LE is a proprietary ruggedized satellite bus designed to protect sensitive hardware. Built to compensate for the environmental stressors of space on the hardware itself, the SatFrame™ will provide years of constant and robust performance in Low Earth Orbit.

SatFrame™ 445 LE - Low Earth Orbit


A - Power System

Energy is provided by a large solar array. To continue powering the satellite when it is in the shadow of the Earth, the battery pack is used to keep the system operating at peak efficiency.

B - Thermal Control System

OrbitsEdge's SatFrame 445 LE features a unique cooling system, providing maximum area for cooling and improved radiation protection.

C - Chassis

A standard 19 inch server rack, with available space for 5U of hardware is secured in the heart of the satellite. While the SatFrame Demo mission will support an 18 inch deep server system, the design is capable of expanding to fit full-size 36 inch deep hardware.

D - Avionics

A 1U server unit is dedicated to OrbitEdge's own control hardware. From here, the satellite's health and operations are monitored and controlled.

E - Edge Servers

5U of 19 inch server rack space is dedicated to providing high performance computing capabilities. 

F - Communications Array

A variety of high-bandwidth space-to-space and space-to-ground communication systems are integrated, including S, K and Ka-bands. Laser communications could also be supported.

SATFRAME™ 445 E - Earth

SatFrame’s™ 445 ruggedized design can also be repurposed for extreme environments on Earth

The OrbitsEdge’ SatFrame provides a robust base that can also be used in a myriad of harsh earth environments such as…

  • Ocean: Surface and Submarine
  • Natural Disaster prone areas
  • Extreme chemical and temperature environments including...
    • Factory settings
    • Desalination Plants
  • Weather
  • Human factors, others

While we feel that the SatFrame can handle most challenges by default, we will consider custom designs to suit earth-based environmental hazards.

Zero Maintenance By Design

The SatFrame is ruggedized for continuous use without the typical maintenance required for more commonplace modular, transportable solutions in the market. Places where an IT staff would not be readily available would be a perfect fit for the OrbitsEdge SatFrame, such as a highly remote location with poor access.

Earth-configured SatFrames™ can connect with satellites

The SatFrame™ 445 LE can be paired with its terrestrial versions (445 E), extending the ability to move virtual workloads between frames from Earth to Orbit and back.  This capability provides additional value to companies that need to connect both ends of their Edge!

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