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COTS Lifetime extension for the New Space market

Roberto Manuel Cibils

INVAP

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The market for the large-scale production of low-cost satellites for supplying the constellations of the New Space initiative  promise to have exponential growth. Part of the merit for the emergence of this new philosophy of commercial use of space belongs to the very high integration level of the CMOS technology integrated circuits developed for the consumer electronics applications. These COTS are characterized by the high concentration of functions in very low volume, mass and power consumption.

The magic of these components however is compensated by the large number of vulnerabilities they present to the aggressive conditions of the space environment. In this presentation we will show the toolbox of technologies that we are developing at INVAP to compensate for such vulnerabilities and improve the profitability of the missions that use these devices.

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