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. From the Pericle heritage, Augustus has a history of building advanced ISR and communications payloads for both high altitude and small satellite platforms. These payloads have flown on hundreds of high altitude balloons and on ten Cubesats. These Cubesats were launched on an early SpaceX Falcon 9 booster and three Atlas V boosters. The company has several current small satellite projects and two recently delivered payloads are scheduled for launch later this year. Augustus retains the technical and business team from Pericle that has successfully provided payloads to the U.S. Government since 2004.
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 >>