ICEPS Spacecraft System Core All-in-one

ICEPS Spacecraft System Core All-in-one image


ICEPS is the spacecraft system core designed to be the central operational piece of CubeSats enabled to use higher performance hardware and features.

ICEPS compresses the functions of many cards into a single one 25mm thick, using modularity as a central approach to a fully customizable hardware that can range from being simply an EPS or including all the features. Among many others, the central features are: Embedded Laser Communications, Integrated Epik Z2 OBC with 2 SDR radios, USB and I2C bus, SSD storage up to 512GB, Automatic control of deployables, 100W capable EPS, 6-axis IMU, etc. (full list in Datasheet).

ICEPS can interface and work with any compatible USB hardware, but it is designed to optimally operate in conjunction with EXA developed hardware like BA03 Battery Arrays, DMSAs (Deployable Solar Panel), and SEAM/NEMEA shielding. ICEPS is also the central piece and system core of the EXA’s KRATOS Spacecraft Bus including all of these components. Although initially designed to handle requirements for a 1U CubeSat, ICEPS is ready and able to handle all these requirements for larger CubeSat missions. As of writing, ICEPS is set to launch on IRVINE03 onboard NASA ELaNa launch on Q4/2021, on IRVINE04 onboard ELaNA also in 2022, on K'OTO onboard HTV for Q3/2021 and onboard INSPIREFLY for 2022. It is also the system core of an upcoming lunar mission onboard the Astrobotic Peregrine Lander set to land on the moon on Q3/2021.


Component Type
Form Factor
Dry Mass
0.1 kg
Average Power
In Production
  • Designer logo

    Try Designer

    Design, model, and evaluate satellite mission concepts quickly with our software.

  • Ecuadorian Space Agency

    EXA is an aerospace research and development institution that, among other things, designs and builds extreme…

    View all products