LaTam-Sat offers space services and products for nanosatellites, focusing on the CubeSat type. Our added value is to have innovative methods in the processes of analysis, design, simulation, manufacturing, testing and integration, the result of research carried out by the R&D team. This allows us to break into the Latin American market with services and products with more convenient prices than the ones imposed by foreign companies, while we offer a fluid interaction, with direct, friendly treatment, without language or cultural barriers.

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Analysis and design of satellite missions

The high level of specialization in space engineering allows the Latam-Sat team to analyze and design satellite missions, covering the different segments:

  • Flight segment: Analysis and design of the satellite service platform (Bus + instruments or payload), including integration and testing. Analysis, design and development of flight software and payload.
  • Ground Segment: Analysis, design of the earth station, the mission control center, user support center, orbital dynamics, and the design of the operations. Analysis, design and development of the ground segment software.
  • Application segment: Advice on feasibility analysis and possible applications. Advice on the specification of requirements.
  • Launch Segment: Study and management of the launch. Tests required by the pitcher.
  • Management, Systems Engineering, Integration and Validation.
  • Advice, consultancy, support, and technology transfer and training.


The specialized study offered by Latam-Sat aims to carry out activities of analysis and design of satellite missions in all phases, from the conceptualization of the project, to the definition of the detailed parameters for its construction, launch and operation (conceptual engineering , basic and detailed), and in the different segments of the mission.


Conceptual Engineering

It identifies and describes the technical and economic feasibility of the project, it also sets the standard for the development of basic and detailed engineering. It is determined by a feasibility study and factors such as:

  • Parts, components, design and development capacity
  • Regulation and regulation of orbital capabilities and frequency licensing.
  • Description of the development process and mission requirements.
  • General description of the mission.
  • Plan, block diagrams, distribution of the Client-Supplier development team, plans of material and people flows, plans of development areas, basic process diagrams.
  • Estimation of auxiliary service requirements.
  • List of preliminary equipment.


Basic engineering

In this process are definitively reflected all the requirements of the user and is associated with the delivery of the technical review PDR (Preliminary Design Review), the basic specifications, the implementation schedule and the assessment of the budget that includes, among others, the following aspects:

  • Detailed review of conceptual engineering and user requirements.
  • Data sheets of the subsystems.
  • General calculation of energy budget (Power Budget).
  • Communication link calculations (Link Budget).
  • General maps of mapping and connection between subsystems with their respective protocols.
  • Distribution of the connection network scheme.
  • Preliminary review of connections between subsystems at the structure and mechanics level.
  • List of equipment.
  • PDR


Detailed Engineering

It is associated with the PDR technical review and helps consolidate the documentation of the CDR technical review process. In this process, each procedure determined in the basic engineering is validated in a concrete, detailed and punctual manner and all the necessary variables and procedures are defined to begin the construction stage of the bus and payload of the satellite, integration, processes of Protection, testing and launch:

  • Technical specifications of equipment and materials for space applications (space-rated components).
  • Functional and operational specifications after launch and follow-up of the mission.
  • Plans of the bus, the payload and the network of associated components between subsystems.
  • List of equipment, instrumentation, accessories, wiring, protective materials and thermal control.
  • General maps of mapping and connection between subsystems with their respective protocols.
  • Detail plans of interconnection between subsystems..
  • Diagrams and operation manuals of the mission from the earth station.
  • Protocols of operation and integration between the terrain and spatial segments.


Launch management

Finding the best launching opportunities to meet the orbital requirements and needs of the mission, is the objective of the launch management, along with the preparation of the necessary documentation and the consideration of the corresponding requirements in the analysis and design of the mission.
The launch study consists in the determination of the orbital requirements to fulfill the objectives of the mission. This study allows us to estimate orbital conditions such as the amount of solar energy that the satellite will receive, revisit time, decay time, among others. This includes:

  • Calculation of the range of acceptable orbits for the mission.
  • Estimation of orbital parameters.
  • Determination of orbital conditions.
  • Simulation of the satellite's orbit during its useful life.
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Document of requirements and orbital conditions.

In addition, the documentation typically involved in the launch campaign is prepared:

  • Preparation of the documentation required by the launcher and the integrator.
  • Preparation and review of launch contracts.
  • Management of satellite insurance service and launch cost.
  • Preparation of the documentation required by governmental entities in the countries involved in the launching process.
  • Management of the orbit release device and integration service.



Latam-Sat offers the design of the operations and the ground segment, and the associated documentation (diagrams and operation manuals of the mission from the earth station, and operation and integration protocols between the terrain and space segments). In addition, it offers the following complementary services

  • Inspection of the place.
  • Installation and configuration of equipment in the selected place.
  • Maintenance and technical service.
  • Training of operating personnel.
  • Development of software for operation.
  • Development and custom configuration.


Service design and development of the command and data management subsystem or C& DH (Command and data handling), and development of the flight segment and ground segment software

The C&DH subsystem is the system that controls, packages, formats and processes the data packages that are generated in the satellite, manages the information generated in the satellite and sends it to ground through the communications system and receives commands from the ground that must be executed on the satellite.
The Latam-Sat team has experience in the development of all the procedures that must be carried out between the subsystems to design an efficient C &DH and the necessary performance to manage the initialization tasks of the satellite and the tasks that are executed in the operation and the capture of all the information that involves the payload.
Our experience allows us to provide advisory service, design and software development, both the software of the flight segment of the platform and the payload, as well as the earth station, paracubesats and small satellites.
The software is carried out under strict spatial standards to guarantee the correct functionality, compatibility and quality that is required in aerospace missions.


Latam-Sat Academy

In addition to the extensive professional experience in the industry, our high degree of academic training, and the experience in university teaching, convinces us that we can face the great challenge of transferring our experience and knowledge in space issues, through our training service, with courses designed based on specific needs.