Accelerating the development of space systems


At Sedaro, our mission is to provide intuitive software tools for NewSpace design, analysis, and testing. The NewSpace paradigm represents a fundamental shift away from traditional space engineering processes: the teams are smaller, the risk tolerance is higher, and the budgets and schedules are more aggressive. We are responding to this shift with tools that aim to minimize the budget, schedule, and specialized expertise required for mission success.

Introducing Sedaro Satellite


An Intuitive, Cloud-Based Satellite Mission Design Platform

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Satellite design tools to fit the rapid, low-cost NewSpace paradigm

Focused Scope

Existing satellite mission design and engineering tools have complex user interfaces and workflows. As a result, these tools require significant experience and training in order to be used effectively. By focusing on most, but not all space missions, Sedaro Satellite is able to provide simplified, streamlined interfaces and workflows. This enables non-experts to rapidly generate accurate results and optimized designs.

Modern User Interfaces

With clean aesthetics and intuitive workflows, Sedaro Satellite aims to lead a shift away from the complicated, expert-only tools that are currently the norm in satellite mission design and engineering.

Cloud-Based Architecture

Sedaro Satellite is a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) application, hosted on ITAR-compliant AWS servers and accessible via a web browser. This allows for constant improvement, practically unlimited computing resources, and streamlined licensing and trials.

Modular Structure & Licensing

Sedaro Satellite employs a flexible, subscription-based pricing model with a base offering licensed annually and all independent, task-specific modules licensed quarterly.

Base Module
Mission Designer
  • Orbit Design
  • Pointing Planning
  • Attitude Simulation
  • Targeting
  • ConOps Mode Logic
  • Subsystem Hardware Def.
  • Spacecraft Inertial Def.
  • Spacecraft Ext. Surface Def.
Task-Specific Modules
Energy Balance
  • Electrical Power System
  • Solar Array & Batteries
  • Subsystem Operation ConOps
Attitude Control
  • Momentum Balance
  • Actuator Requirements
  • Sensor Modeling
Thermal
  • Thermal Control ConOps
  • Thermal Masses, Loads, Interfaces
  • Exterior Finishes
Link Budget
  • Link Margins
  • Antennas
  • Tx/Rx Hardware
Radiation Effects
  • Shielding Thickness
  • Total Ionizing Dose (TID)
  • LET Spectra & SEU Rates
Reliability
  • Component Library
  • Reliability by Subsystem
  • MIL-HDBK-217F Model
Propulsion
  • Orbit Lifetime & Station-Keeping
  • Thruster & Fuel Requirements
  • De-Orbit Device Requirements

News


NASA phase I SBIR win enabling model based systems engineering with sedaro satellite

June 30, 2020

Sedaro Technologies is pleased to announce that its NASA Phase I SBIR proposal titled “Enabling Model-Based Systems Engineering with Sedaro Satellite” has been selected for contract negotiation. Sedaro Satellite simulations are run in the cloud, utilizing practically unlimited computing resources to rapidly populate trade spaces and disseminate results. With the intention of further leveraging this capability and streamlining integration into aerospace MBSE workflows, Sedaro Technologies plans to upgrade Sedaro Satellite to enable the import, export, and use of SysML models within the platform. We are excited for this new opportunity and appreciate NASA’s support of Sedaro Satellite!

June 23, 2020

Sedaro invites prospective users to participate in the Mission Designer beta release! This is an important next-step towards the debut of the first two Sedaro Satellite modules: Mission Designer and Energy Balance, planned for August 2020. Submit your email before July 10th to be considered for free, early access to this innovative satellite mission design tool.

Sign up here to join the closed beta waiting list.

NEPP ETW Online Knowledge Base Improve Small Satellite Reliability

June 18, 2020

Sedaro Technologies CEO Robbie Robertson and CTO Sebastian Welsh presented virtually on the Small Satellite Reliability Initiative (SSRI) Knowledge Base at the 2020 NASA NEPP Electronics Technology Workshop. The talk was titled “An Online Knowledge Base to Improve Small Satellite Reliability” and the slides should eventually be available on the NEPP website here.

Small Satellite Reliability Initiative SSRI Knowledge Base NASA Ames Research Center ARC S3VI

May 18, 2020

Sedaro is pleased to announce its award of a firm fixed price contract by Millennium Engineering and Integration Co. to design and develop the Small Satellite Reliability Initiative (SSRI) Knowledge Base for NASA Ames Research Center. This publicly available NASA tool will be part of the Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute (S3VI) website and will provide small satellite developers and stakeholders with high-quality, vetted resources and best practices on a broad range of topics driving mission confidence.

Team


Robbie Robertson, CEO and Co-founder, Sedaro Technologies

ROBBIE ROBERTSON

CEO, Co-founder

Robbie has over 10 years of experience developing space hardware and was previously the first employee and Product Development Manager at Ibeos, a space avionics provider. At Ibeos, Robbie managed the development, manufacture, and test of small satellite products. In addition, Robbie developed Ibeos' foundational processes/tools for structural and thermal analysis, energy balance analysis, mission planning, and automated testing. Robbie received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Ph.D. in Applied Physics and Space Engineering from Virginia Tech, where he led the mechanical design of three space plasma instruments for the LAICE CubeSat mission. Robbie has held research positions developing physics-based models of spacecraft attitude and orbit dynamics at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory, and the German Centre for Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research (QUEST).

Sebastian (Bas) Welsh, CTO and Co-founder, Sedaro Technologies

SEBASTIAN WELSH

CTO, Co-founder

Sebastian has a broad technical background with extensive experience in software/firmware development and mechanical and electrical design, test, and manufacturing. He has led a diverse set of space hardware development efforts - from the second 3D printer to operate in space to a GPU-based payload processor that enables on-orbit machine learning. As a Lead Engineer and second employee at Ibeos, a space avionics provider, and Co-founder/CTO of a social network startup, Sebastian has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and technical leader. Sebastian received his B.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. At Sedaro, Sebastian is guiding the detailed development of our products with a commitment to scalability, adaptability, and reliability.

Daniel Martin, COO and Co-founder, Sedaro Technologies

DANIEL MARTIN

COO, Co-founder

Daniel Martin has a strong background in managing people, budgets, and schedules. In addition to his work at Sedaro, he is currently a Lead Analyst at Technomics, where he provides cost and schedule analysis for large DoD programs with budgets in excess of $150 million. Prior to joining Technomics, Daniel managed Nutravail's production facility for pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals and was responsible for a team of over 40 employees. Daniel received his BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, where he worked as a research assistant at the Center for Space Science and Engineering Research. In addition to managing day-to-day operations, Daniel is committed to building efficiency, structure, and organization at Sedaro.

Engineering Services


At Sedaro Technologies, we are also committed to providing cost-effective engineering services with a focus on efficiency, flexibility, and quality. Sedaro’s Co-founders have extensive and diverse experience providing engineering services to government and commercial customers across the aerospace industry. Our team is available for T&M and FFP consulting and engineering support as well as for larger, comprehensive “design-to-spec” programs.

Mechanical and Thermal

  • Card and box-level electronics
  • Deployable mechanisms
  • Complex instruments
  • Structural analysis
  • Thermal analysis

Electronics

  • High-speed digital
  • Analog & power
  • Radiation tolerant & high reliability design
  • System and circuit-level analysis
  • High speed, current, & density PWB layout

Software and Firmware

  • Embedded flight systems
    • FPGAs, MCUs, CPUs, & GPUs
  • Production test equipment and automation
  • C, Verilog, VHDL, VxWorks, RTEMS, C++, etc.
  • SPARC V8, CUDA, x86, AVR, RISC, etc.

Mission Modeling and Analysis

  • Energy balance analysis
  • High-fidelity orbit and attitude modeling
  • Orbit determination
  • Scheduling and ConOps planning
  • Space environment and atmospheric modeling

Sedaro Technologies is an ITAR compliant, American company.