Small Payload Systems

Our experience with RocketCamâ„¢ has led to the development of a family of small payload carriers (mounted externally or internally on the host platform structure) providing cost-effective small payload carrier, control and deployment capability.

We also engage in selected applications involving secondary payloads, hosted payloads and tech-demo payloads.

Featured Small Payload Systems

Situational Awareness for Small Payload Deployments

With our family of RocketCam products intended for use onboard various platforms for various purposes, we have the means to control the sequencing of small payload deployments, capture video of the deployments and gather and handle related engineering data.

CubeSat-Related Projects

We support CubeSat projects as lead integrating contractor, as a mission and systems engineering partner, subsystem supplier and provider of carrier/deployer systems.

Hosted Payloads and Other Small Secondary Payloads

We have successfully delivered several types of hosted payloads subsequently launched onboard spacecraft, and have experience with producing and delivering small secondary payloads destined for launch onboard various rockets.

Contact us to discuss how our broad experience might be applied to your project needs!

 SmartPod A 

SmartPod™ concept for a rocket's second stage

 SmartPod B 

SmartPod™ concept for a rocket's access door

 RocketPod exploded

RocketPod™ elements

 RocketPod fit check

CubeSat paylaod fit check with flight-like RocketPod™ 

 G Force One

G Force One airplane used for RocketPod™ deployment testing

 RocketPod Zero-G team

RocketPod™ test crew on G Force One

 C-Ring concept A 

Concept for multiple RocketPod™ systems on Atlas C-Ring adaptor (collaboration with ULA)

 C-Ring concept B 

Concept for multiple RocketPod™ systems on Atlas C-Ring adaptor (collaboration with ULA)

 ESPA concept C 

Concept for RocketPod™ system on ESPA ring (collaboration with Moog/CSA)

 ESPA concept A 

Concept for multiple RocketPod™ systems on ESPA ring (collaboration with Moog/CSA)

 ESPA concept B 

Concept for multiple RocketPod™ systems on ESPA ring (collaboration with Moog/CSA)

 Atlas concept 

Concept for multiple RocketPod™ and P-POD systems on Atlas C-Ring adaptor (collaboration with ULA)

 Spacecraft concept 

Concept for RocketPod™ system on small spacecraft bus

 RocketPod and DVS 

Concept for integrated RocketPod™ / RocketCam™ system (collaboration with major aerospace prime)

 Garvey P9 buildup 

Garvey Spacecraft Corporation's P9 rocket during assembly 

 P9 bulkhead dwg 

Concept for RocketPod™ demo system on P9 bulkhead

 Bulkhead buildup 

P9 RocketPod™ experiment during final checkout

 Final P9 bulkhead 

Final P9 RocketPod™ experiment 

 RocketPod in P9 

P9 RocketPod™ experiment before launch

 P9 launch ready 

P9 ready for launch

 P9 launch 

P9 launch

 Enhanced P-POD A

Concept for enhanced P-POD (collaboration with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)

 Enhanced P-POD B

Concept for enhanced P-POD (collaboration with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)

 SS1 Gold Box 

"Gold Box" secondary payload for the X PRIZE Foundation

 SS1 Gold Box inside 

Gold Box close-out

 SS1 Gold Box delivery 

Gold Box handover to SpaceShipOne team at Scaled Composites

 SS1 X1 

Gold Box onboard SpaceShipOne during X PRIZE Flight 1

 SS1 X1 Gold Box readout

 Reading out the Gold Box data after X PRIZE Flight 1