Micro-Satellite SpacecraftThe Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology SATellite (FASTSAT) is a small satellite developed to provide rapid access to space for a variety of scientific, research, and technology payloads. The spacecraft if designed to carry up to six instruments and launch as a secondary "rideshare" payload, greatly reducing overall mission costs.
We developed FASTSAT as an affordable cost model in the micro-satellite spacecraft market. FASTSAT will expand opportunities for scientific research and technology payloads of the Department of Defense (DoD), NASA, universities, the aerospace industry, and the Intelligence Community.
FASTSAT-HSV01 was a collaborative project among Dynetics, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), and the Von Braun Center for Science and Innovation (VCSI) in Huntsville, Alabama. Read the News Release.
FASTSAT-HSV01 completed two successful years of on-orbit missions in November 2012. Read the News Relase.
The FASTSAT team has created additional spacecraft models and configuration options for future missions that offer increased capabilities to support a broad range of missions from technology demonstrations to gap-filling operational systems.