AI computers and software to bring autonomy into demanding space missions
Our company was established in 2016 by a group of engineers and scientists from the Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland, who saw an upcoming business potential in applying machine learning algorithms to solve real-life problems. Our mission is to accelerate space exploration through the advancement of autonomous spacecraft operations and robotic technology.
We are a team of 50 space enthusiasts and is located in Gliwice, in the south of Poland.
The engineering team is working mainly on R&D activities in developing processing units (DPU, OBC with DPU) and AI-based solutions for space applications such as detection of anomalies from telemetry data, super-resolution reconstruction, hyperspectral satellite imaging analysis, image processing, classification and segmentation, markers processing, and object detection (using both classical image analysis, machine learning, and deep learning approaches).
Our main project is Intuition-1 satellite. In this space mission (period of implementation: January 2018-December 2023), we aim to observe the Earth using a satellite equipped with a hyperspectral instrument and advanced processing of the data on board of the satellite using deep convolutional neural networks. Intuition-1 will be a 6U-class satellite, in the shape of a cuboid with dimensions of 10x22x36 cm and a weight of approximately 10 kg.
Our company develops its own product line called Smart Mission Ecosystem. For mission integrators and operators who need to build advanced spacecraft, the Smart Mission Ecosystem brings together the necessary hardware, software and AI-powered algorithms for complete missions.
Smart Mission Ecosystem is built of:
- Leopard - a CubeSat standard compliant data processing unit based on Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ enabling mission designers to apply AI solutions in space. It was designed to support the capturing, managing, and processing of data in orbit.
- Oryx - a modular flight software tool developed for the mission control of small satellites. If components are not directly supported by Oryx, customers can simply extend their simulation by creating customised drivers.
- Antelope - an on-board computer that combines a Telemetry, Tracking & Command module, and a data processing unit. It is the powerful heart of the satellite, responsible for satellite control and basic task performance.
- Oasis - a single-board, CubeSat PC-104 compatible EGSE (electrical ground support equipment) that enables the running of a complete flight version of software on actual hardware before the subsystems are physically present.
- The Herd - a group of on-board AI-powered algorithms for image correction & data analysis dedicated to Earth Observation.
Potential Partners: Spacecraft manufacturers, satellite integrators.
Year of establishment: 2016
No. of employees: 50