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Our Mission

Tyvak provides Nano-Satellite and CubeSat space vehicle products and services that target advanced state-of-the-art capabilities for government and commercial customers to support operationally and scientifically relevant missions.

Company Focus

Tyvak provides a wide range of small satellite related products and services including the following:

  • Research and development of high performance "next generation" CubeSat products
  • Consulting services for mission and vehicle design
  • Launch integration services
  • Customization of components to support other organization's in-house projects
  • Mature, miniaturized, low power electronics design
  • High performance attitude determination and control
  • Multiprocessor embedded Linux software architecture


Recent News

 August 14th, 2013

Lockheed Martin has chosen Tyvak to provide CubeSat integration for Athena Launch Services starting in 2015.  For Athena missions, Tyvak will provide engineering analysis, payload certification and final integration with the Athena launch vehicle.  Tyvak is actively working with customers for these CubeSat launch opportunities, so please contact us for options and pricing.  Read More  

March 28th, 2013

Tyvak has recently been awarded a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant through NASA to develop an avionics platform based on CubeSat products for Nano-Satellite Launch Vehicles (NLV’s).  For the first phase of the program, Tyvak will work closely with Garvey Spacecraft Corporation of Long Beach, CA to define avionics requirements for NLV’s using the latest in low power, Linux based electronic components.   If awarded Phase 2, prototype flight hardware of the Phase 1 design will be produced and flown on NLV opportunities.  Read More.


November 30th, 2012

Tyvak has moved into a new facility in Irvine, CA.  The 8,700 SF office and lab space is the home of our satellite development team to support current programs and sales with room to grow.  The work space will support offices, cubicles, a complete lab with clean room, and convenient access to the Irvine Train Station and Orange County Airport. Read More   


August 9th, 2012

Tyvak has received funding from NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist to demonstrate proximity operations and docking between CubeSats.  From the NASA OCT Press Release: "Two 3U CubeSats will demonstrate rendezvous and mechanical docking of small spacecraft in orbit. This project is expected to take three years and approximately $13.5 million in funding to develop, launch and operate. Partners on the project include Applied Defense Solutions Inc. of Columbia, Md., 406 Aerospace LLC of Bozeman, Mont., and California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo."  Read More



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