The CANEUS Small Satellite Sector Consortium (SSSC) is an international consortium dedicated to the micro and nano technology implementation, coordination, and standardization of the small (1-100 kg) satellite industry. The SSSC oversees five projects and initiatives dedicated to (1) developing standards so as to ensure international interoperability, (2) identifying launch opportunities and services, (3) providing stakeholder liaison and strategic development, (4) addressing Intellectual Property and ITAR issues in accordance with CANEUS International’s broader mission, and (5) organizing launch certification services.

News / Highlights

  • Small Satellite Standards Development Activities
    Frederick Slane and John Ingram-Cotton of the Space Infrastructure Foundation has been mandated by John Hines, Subgroup Chair of the Standards Development Initiative of the Small Satellite Sector Consortium, to conduct a CANEUS Standards Assessment Study. The Assessment Study will focus on the unique way that the CANEUS SSSC positions Standards Activities to deliver value to its members, partners, and various other CANEUS stakeholders... Read more >>

  • SSSC Evaluation of Adapters for Small Spacecrafts
    CANEUS founder and chairman Milind Pimprikar and CANEUS Small Satellite Sector Consortium director Andrew Quintero (The Aerospace Corporation) visited the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California on October 19 to evaluate the NPS’ and NASA Ames’ adapters for small spacecrafts and their potential use as part of the SSSC’s Standards Development and Launch Services platforms. In particular, the SSSC is interested in standardizing the launch ring and in the possibility of placing the ring on all boosters to remove un-uniformity and risks.