Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .

Cal Poly Licenses CubeSat Technology to Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems
by Staff Writers
San Luis Obispo CA (SPX) Oct 09, 2012

File image

Cal Poly's Research and Graduate Programs office entered into a license agreement that allows Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems LLC to develop and sell the patent-pending, small-satellite technology called CubeSat System, Method, and Apparatus.

The CubeSat technology represents state-of-the-art miniature low-power electronics.

It is a product of Cal Poly's nationally recognized PolySat program. The technology provides a smaller, less costly, more flexible satellite avionics design that is re-usable and easily adaptable across a wide range of satellite missions.

The Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, PolySat Project was founded in 1999 and includes a multidisciplinary team of undergraduate and graduate engineering students working to design, construct, test, launch and operate small satellite systems, otherwise known as CubeSats.

Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems LLC is a new company founded by former Boeing employee Charles S. "Scott" MacGillivray, and Cal Poly faculty and students from the Aerospace, Electrical, Computer Engineering and Computer Science departments. MacGillivray led Boeing Phantom Works nano-satellite programs for nine years.

Tyvak provides NanoSat and CubeSat space vehicle products and services that target advanced state-of-the-art capabilities for government and commercial customers to support operationally and scientifically relevant missions.

Tyvak will market the Cal Poly CubeSat avionics as part of its "Intrepid" product line.

The university's current technology transfer activities include 12 issued patents, 11 patents pending, and three licensing agreements.


Related Links
Cal Poly's PolySat Project
Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems
Microsat News and Nanosat News at

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

ISS Set to Launch Microsatellites
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Oct 10, 2012
Five international microsatellites CubeSat are scheduled to be launched on Thursday from the International Space Station (ISS) following a week-long delay of technical errors, a spokesman for the Russian Mission Control said. The space station experienced a number of problems recently as European Space Agency's ATV-3 cargo spacecraft was unable to undock from the ISS in accordance with the ... read more

China has no timetable for manned moon landing

Senior scientist discusses China's lunar orbiter challenges

NASA sees 'gateway' for space missions

Protection for Moon, Mars astronauts eyed

Curiosity Update: Object Likely Benign Plastic from Curiosity Rover

First Scoopful A Success

Checking a Bright Object on the Ground

China to collect samples from Mars by 2030: Xinhua

Grants help scientists explore boundary between science and science fiction

Dead stars could be cosmic 'GPS'

Dead stars could be the future of spacecraft navigation

Interstellar Travelers of the Future May be Helped by MU Physicist's Calculations

ChangE-2 Mission To Lagrange L2 Point

Meeting of heads of ESA and China Manned Space Agency

China Spacesat gets 18-million-USD gov't support

Tiangong Orbit Change Signals Likely Date for Shenzhou 10

Station Crew Opens Dragon Hatch

NASA and International Partners Approve Year Long ISS Stay

Year on ISS planned ahead of manned Mars mission

NASA Celebrates Milestone Liftoff

SpaceX Dragon Successfully Attaches To Space Station

Another Ariane 5 Enters Launch Campaign Queue

SpaceX capsule links up with space station: NASA

Assembled and poised for launch: Soyuz is ready with its two Galileo navigation satellites

Candels Team Discovers Dusty Galaxies At Ancient Epoch With Hubble Space Telescope

Large water reservoirs at the dawn of stellar birth

Comet crystals found in a nearby planetary system

The Magnetic Wakes of Pulsar Planets

Boeing to Build 702HP Communications Satellite for SES

Rovsing And SSBV Merge Satellite Simulation And Test Services

TACLANE-MultiBook Delivers Classified and Unclassified Information for Government and Agency Workers

Photonic gels are colorful sensors

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement