Ultracapacitors for Cube Satellites

Discover the advantages of FastCAP ultracapacitors applied to CUBESATS

Cube satellites, also known as CubeSats, are miniature satellites that have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their low cost and compact size. These small satellites are typically made up of several cubes or units, each measuring 10cm x 10cm x 10cm, that can be easily combined to create a larger satellite system.

One of the key challenges in designing CubeSats is finding ways to minimize their weight and power consumption while still maintaining their functionality. This is where supercapacitors come in.

Supercapacitors, also known as ultracapacitors, are energy storage devices that are similar to batteries but have some distinct advantages over traditional battery technology. One of the main benefits of supercapacitors is their high power density, which allows them to store and release energy quickly and efficiently. This is particularly useful in CubeSats, where rapid bursts of power may be needed for things like propulsion, attitude control, or data transmission.

In addition to their high power density, supercapacitors also have a longer lifespan than traditional batteries, which makes them more reliable for long-term missions. They are also less affected by temperature changes and can be recharged more quickly than batteries, which is important for CubeSats that may need to operate in harsh environments or have limited access to power sources.

Overall, supercapacitors are a popular choice for CubeSat designers because they offer a lightweight, high-performance energy storage solution that can help to maximize the capabilities of these small satellites.

The FastCAP ultracapcitors have been created to withstand extreme weather and vibration,all with a very light weight, making them a perfect for for cube sat constellations. Get in touch with us today and we will be happy to support you to the skies and beyond. 

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