The GreenBox service

The GreenBox service from R-Space is a dedicated In-orbit Demonstration (IOD) and In-Orbit Validation (IOV) service. Our satellite designs, in combination with our customer-oriented service, called GreenBox service, ensure a rapid deployment of your technology into orbit. The small set of simple technical requirements makes this the GreenBox service in particular interesting for companies with little or no experience in spacecrafts or spacecraft operations.


The GreenBox service consists of three elements: the satellite bus, the Payload Accommodation Unit (PAU) and the operation component (launch and in-orbit operation).


Our costumers provide their technology and we take care of the rest. Yes, it can be that easy. Independent of the type of technology you need to test in space, the flexibility of the GreenBox will serve you well. Electronic components or complete subsystems, mechanism or advanced material testing, the GreenBox is the right choice.

1. Accomodation Assessment

Signature of a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Exchange of major interface and requirement information. Negotiation of service components.

2. Contract Signature

Signature of service agreement. Exchange of detailed requirements and interface control documents. Customer receives the PAU and starts integration and tests.

3. PAU Delivery

Customer finished integration of their technology into the PAU and passes all functional testing. The PAU is delivered back to R-Space.

4. PAU Integration

R-Space receives the PAU with integrated customer technology. Following an integration and test review, R-Space is integrating the PAU in the satellite bus.

5. Satellite Qualification

R-Space is conducting all necessary environmental testing on satellite level. Customer receives all test results.

6. Launch

R-Space conducts the flight readiness review and delivers the satellite with the customers technology to the launch provider. Launch!

7. Operation

R-Space is operating the satellite. Customer reveives telemetry from the experiment. Operation is reviewed and adjusted in weekly meetings with the customer. 

8. Successful End of Mission

Following the collection of all required data, R-Space will initiate the removal of the satellite from orbit.

The satellites

Our satellites were designed for IOD/IOV purpose only and reduce the satellite's complexity to a minimum. The satellites consist of a satellite bus and the Payload Accomodation Unit.

The satellite bus

The GreenBox IOD/IOV satellite bus is a derivate of a flight proven design. It was modified such that its present design is completely dedicated to its IOD/IOV mission objective. Presently, the GreenBox satellite comes in two form factors, a 2U or 3U. In the near future, those two will be complemented by a 6U form factor.  The modular designs allow the interchangeability of all the subsystems and to configure the buses according to the needs of the individual IOD/IOV missions. The GreenBox satellites are simpler and more flexible then everything else on the market.

The Payload Accomodation Unit

Our customer receives the Payload Accommodation Unit (PAU) and integrates the payload technology into it. Due to the low number and simple satellite interface requirements, this process is so straightforward that the customer can focus 100% on its technology and does not require any expert knowledge about satellites. As soon as the customer has integrated the payload into the PAU, R-Space will conduct all the required steps until launch.


PAU specification:

The operation

As soon as the customer has integrated the payload into the PAU, R-Space will conduct all the required steps until launch. Those steps include integration of the PAU into the spacecraft and its subsequent qualification as well as the transport to the launch side. Integration into the launcher and the launch itself will be conducted by one of R-Space dedicated launch service partners. The GreenBox standard service packages include a 6 months in-orbit operation - with an option to extend for another 6, 12 or 18 months. During this time, the obtained data of the payload will be provided on a daily basis.