Our lightweight CubeSat structure range is one of the most user-friendly on the market. Designed with adaptability and ease of integration in mind, it can support even the most bespoke payload configuration.
ZAPHOD CubeSat Structure Range
The AAC Clyde Space ZAPHOD CubeSat Structure range, 1U to 12U, is extensively tested and qualified to all major launch vehicle standards, our flight proven best-in-class range of CubeSat structures are designed with a high level of modularity, supporting even the most bespoke payload configuration.
These lightweight and robust CubeSat structure solutions have been designed specifically with adaptability and ease of integration in mind and are some of the more user-friendly structures on the market. The modular chassis design can easily be customized specific to your mission requirements.
Available off-the-shelf with a choice of shear panel or standard cut-out pattern, the structures can be customized including bespoke cut-outs and deployable panels.
The ZAPHOD structure range simplifies modification and can be assembled around the avionics stack and payload, increasing accessibility during integration and test. Mounting holes are provided for a variety of stack and payload configurations.
Implementing user-definable locating elements, the structure can accommodate several avionic and payload configurations enabling a high-level of customization without the need for expensive redesign. Complying with NASA’s General Environmental Verification Standard (GEVS) requirements each structure is fitted with anodized rails and deployment switches, all proven on orbit.
Compatible with all rail-deployers. Deployment switches ensure this range is compatible with manned flights and ISS compatible.
Designed with a high level of modularity, supporting even the most bespoke payload configuration. Lightweight, qualified design which maximizes internal volume. With ease of access during integration and customizable internal stack layout.
Offering 1U, 2U, 3U & 6U form factors the ZAPHOD structure range offers scalability in your mission requirements.
Our ZAPHOD CubeSat structures are compatible with AAC Clyde Space PHOTON solar panels, meeting ISS Manned Flight design requirements when combined.
Why the ZAPHOD CubeSat Structure?
- 1U, 2U, 3U, 6U & 12U form factors available
- Compliant with CubeSat design specification
- NASA GEVS compliant
- Compatible with all rail-deployers
- Deployment switches ensure this range is compatible with manned flights
- ISS compatible, lightweight, qualified design
- Maximizes internal volume
- Ease of access during integration with customisable internal stack layout”
|Aluminium 7075 & 6082 used for primary structures|
|All other materials comply with typical outgassing requirements|
|Designed and qualified to NASA GEVS 14.1gRMS|
|Temperature range -40˚C to +80˚C|
|Four deployment switches - two on the -Z end plate and two on the rails|
|Size and Weight|
|Length||100 mm||100 mm||100 mm||100 mm||226.3 mm|
|Width||100 mm||100 mm||100 mm||226.3 mm||226.3 mm|
|Height||113.5 mm||227 mm||340.5 mm||340.5 mm||340.5 mm|
|Weight||155 g||235 g||394 g||674 g||1386 g|
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