A Legacy of Small Satellite Excellence

Augustus Aerospace Company was incorporated in January 2018 and is a spinoff of Pericle Communications Company, a Colorado engineering firm specializing in wireless communications. Augustus has a history of building advanced ISR payloads for both high altitude and small satellite platforms. These payloads have flown on hundreds of high altitude balloons and on over 25 Smallsats. These Smallsats were launched on SpaceX Falcon 9 and Atlas V boosters. The company has several current small satellite projects with our most recent launch on the Transporter-8 mission on the SpaceX Falcon 9 on June 12, 2023. Augustus has successfully provided payloads to the U.S. Government since 2004.

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Our Expertise

The Augustus Aerospace team has over 15 years experience providing high performance and low size, weight and power (SWaP) communications and ISR payloads for high altitude and small satellite platforms. We design and build radio receivers and transmitters using powerful field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) for flexible embedded systems operating at VHF, UHF, L-band, S-band and X-band. Our communications payloads employ state-of-the-art airlink standards like DVB-S2, achieving efficiencies within 1.5 dB of Shannon’s theoretical limit on channel capacity. Our ISR payloads are used for radar, RF sampling and geolocation applications and use advanced precision frequency and time references. Learn more >>