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 7th, 2014

Tyvak Forms Strategic Alliance with KSAT

NanoSat Leader Leverages KSAT’s ground station network to create “One-Stop Shop” for SmallSat Customers... Read More


June 20th, 2014

Contact has officially been made with AeroCube-6, LEAMUR-1, ANTELSAT, UniSat-6, and TigriSat. UniSat-6 and all its hosted CubeSats have made it to orbit safely! Video of the launch can be found here. Keep an eye on the mission status page for the most recent updates!

Packet received by Tyvak and Cal Poly from ANTELSAT

Packet received by Tyvak and Cal Poly from ANTELSAT

June 20th, 2014

Beacons from UniSat-6 show all P-POD and PEPPOD doors have opened! ANTELSAT, AeroCube-6, LEMUR-1, and TigriSat are on orbit!! Read More 

Photo credit: G.A.U.S.S. srl

Photo credit: G.A.U.S.S. srl

June 19th, 2014

Separation confirmed for may of the Satellites aboard the Dnepr cluster launch. Among these, UniSat-6 has confirmed separation from the upper stage. UniSat-6 is host to 4 CubeSats, 3 of which Tyvak, G.A.U.S.S. srl, and Cal Poly collaborated together to deliver to orbit. Keep an eye on the launch announcement page for updates and more information.

June 18th, 2014

Tyvak is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of 3 CubeSats aboard the Dnepr cluster launch slated for June 19th, 2014. These CubeSats are launching with over 30 other satellites on this historic launch. AeroCube-6, ANTELSAT, and LEMUR-1 are integrated into 2 Cal Poly P-PODs, which are in turn hosted by the small satellite UniSat-6, built by G.A.U.S.S. srl. Some of the CubeSats are carrying beacons in the amateur frequencies and we invite everyone to help track these CubeSats. Read More

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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