AVS Selects DCUBED’s Space Selfie Stick for the Upcoming LUR-1 Mission

AVS Selects DCUBED’s Space Selfie Stick for the Upcoming LUR-1 Mission

For mission assurance and functional check of their spacecraft LUR-1, the global company AVS Added Value Solutions established a partnership with DCUBED (Deployables Cubed GmbH), a NewSpace SmallSat mechanisms company specializing in mechanisms, solar arrays, and deployables for Nano and SmallSats. DCUBED’s space selfie stick will deploy and take pictures of the spacecraft in orbit without sacrificing launch volume.  

DCUBED’S Space Selfie Stick is designed with the needs of commercial space companies in mind. How can high-quality marketing images of your spacecraft be obtained directly from space? How can your satellite’s health be monitored and potential problems trouble-shot without relying solely on telemetry data? And most crucially, how to prove to your client that the satellite has made it safely to space and is fulfilling its mission objectives as planned? Or do you simply want to have a nice picture of your satellite or launcher with the Earth, Moon, or Mars in the background? DCUBED’s Deployable Space Selfie Stick enables you to do all of that. The Selfie Stick is compact and fits into 0.5U stowed volume and enables pictures of the spacecraft from an 80 cm distance, thanks to the deployable boom technology. Straight-forward mission assurance and out-of-this-world marketing, are enabled by DCUBED’s Space Selfie Stick.

The LUR-1 mission is an Earth observation mission whose objective will be to provide the Basque network of technological centers with specific satellite data to carry out their research projects.

In addition, being LUR-1 the first AVS satellite, it will serve as a demonstrator of AVS capacity to provide satellite platforms or complete missions for public or private entities.

It will also serve to validate different advanced components and systems developed by AVS that will be commercialized as a product.

The LUR-1 mission has been entirely designed by AVS and is being assembled in the new AVS facilities in Vitoria, where in addition to the assembly AVS is preparing the mission control center and the ground antenna, to carry out the satellite operations.

DCUBED is thrilled to support AVS in its mission to boost scientific knowledge with its outstanding space instruments.

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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations


Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013