800+ Systems and Sub-Systems in orbit the past 5 years

NSL Heritage


With NSL components in your satellite you are building on a solid

flight heritage of 100+ SmallSat with 800+ NSL Systems and Sub-Systems in orbit and

100% Mission Success for all FastBus CubeSats launched



Deployment: February 1, 2020

MakerSat-1 was launched in a joint mission effort with Northwest Nazarene University. This was the first satellite to be 3D printed in space.



Deployment: 4/17/2019

On April 17, a 60 ThinSat constellation launched off the Antares NG-11 mission. Over 400 middle and high school students developed and built the satellites.


Centauri-2 Antrix PSLV-C43
Deployment: 11/29/2018
Customer: Fleet Space
Mission success for EyeStar Radio 


Deployment: November 2017
Proof of concept satellite for long-term data storage in orbit by Asgardia Space (AKA the space nation Asgardia). The satellite will host a 512 gigabyte solid state hard drive preloaded with data. NSL delivered a 2U in record 32 days.  


Deployment: November 2017
MakerSat-0 was launched in a joint mission effort with Northwest Nazarene University to research different materials for use in the assembly of MakerSat-1. The mission launched on November 18th. NSL provided the EPS, processors, structure, transmission systems, and solar arrays. (Photo courtsey of NNU).


Deployment: May 2017
The AFRL SHARC Mission 5U launched from Nanoracks ISS launcher relying on NSL's EyeStar S2F and D2F Communication Systems to deliver near-real time data, as well as NSL's custom-built EPS, solar arrays, and batteries. (Photo courtesy of Nanoracks).


Deployment: May 2017
University of Colorado Boulder's Challenger Mission flew with an NSL EyeStar S2F Communication System, providing the QB50 team with 24/7 data about particle activity in the lower third region of the thermosphere. (Photo courtesy of University of Colorado).


Deployment: May 2015
Launched from P-POD aboard an Atlas-5, GEARRS2 was developed with a shockingly quick 45-day turnaround. Funded by AFRL, this satellites's mission was to test new instrumentation and to further characterize the capabilities afforded by the Globalstar Network.


Deployment: March 2015 - Reentry November 2015
GEARRS1 (Globalstar Experiment and Risk Reduction Satellite) was Indiana's first commercial satellite. After GEARRS1 power systems withstood a year on the shelf, the satellite exceeded expectations, fulfilling main objectives and performing beyond expectations.



Deployment: April 2014 - Reentry May 2014
TSAT (Taylor Satellite or Test Satellite) was a satellite of firsts. Developed in close coordination with the Taylor University Physics and Engineering Department, NSL provided the communications systems, and engineering expertise necessary to make this box stand out among the crowd. Among other things, it was the first satellite from Indiana to be put into orbit.