Space-Qualified Rubidium Frequency Standard

SKU: RAFS

Space Qualified Atomic Clock by Safran Group (1 more product)

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The RAFS from Safran Group is a Space-Qualified Rubidium Frequency Standard with an output frequency range of up to 10 MHz and frequency stability of 2 x 10-14. This rubidium frequency standard is suited for operation in LEO, MEO, and GEO orbits. It has a frequency accuracy of less than 2 x 10-10 and a phase noise of up to -145 dBc. The RAFS has an Rb lamp extended life expectancy of greater than 20 years. It requires a supply voltage of 28-50 V and has a power dissipation of less than 35 W during normal operation. The RAFS has a maximum mass of 3.4 Kg and measures 217 x 124 x 117 mm. It is ideal for applications such as navigation satellites, space scientific missions, military communication satellites, and tracking and guidance control.

Product Specifications

Product Details

  • Part Number
    RAFS
  • Manufacturer
    Safran Group
  • Description
    Space-Qualified Rubidium Frequency Standard

General Parameters

  • Mass
    3.4 Kg
  • Output Frequency
    10 MHz
  • Frequency Accuracy
    2 x 10-10, 1 x 10-10
  • Frequency Drift
    3 x 10-14
  • Frequency Stability
    3 x 10-12, 5 x 10-12, 1 x 10-12, 1.3 x 10-12, 3 x 10-13, 5 x 10-13, 6 x 10-1, 1.8 x 10-13
  • Phase Noise
    -145 to -90 dBc/Hz
  • Supply Voltage
    28 to 50 V
  • Power Consumption
    35 to 60 W
  • Harmonics
    -40 dBc
  • Return Loss
    20 dB
  • Spurious
    -80 to -60 dBc
  • Operating Temperature
    -5 to 10 Degree C
  • Storage Temperature
    -15 to 70 Degree C
  • Connector
    SMA, DSUB
  • Application
    Navigation satellites, Space scientific missions, Military communication satellites, Tracking and guidance control and Advanced low orbit digital communication sat.
  • Dimension
    217 x 124 x 117 mm (L x W x H)

Technical Documents

Space Missions - A list of all Space Missions

esa

Name Date
Altius 01 May, 2025
AWS 01 Mar, 2024
Eutelsat Quantum 30 Jul, 2021
Sentinel 6 21 Nov, 2020
Cheops 18 Dec, 2019
EDRS 06 Aug, 2019
Small Geostationary Satellite 17 Nov, 2018
BepiColombo 20 Oct, 2018
Aeolus 22 Aug, 2018
Sentinel 3B 25 Apr, 2018

isro

Name Date
EOS-2 07 Aug, 2022
EOS-4 14 Feb, 2022
EOS-3 12 Aug, 2021
EOS-1 07 Nov, 2020
RISAT-2BR1 11 Dec, 2019
Cartosat-3 27 Nov, 2019
Chandrayaan II 06 Sep, 2019
RISAT-2B 22 May, 2019
Resourcesat-2A 07 Dec, 2016
AstroSat 28 Sep, 2015

nasa

Name Date
NEO Surveyor 01 Jun, 2028
Libera 01 Dec, 2027
Europa Clipper 10 Oct, 2024
SpaceX CRS-29 09 Nov, 2023
Psyche 13 Oct, 2023
DSOC 13 Oct, 2023
Psyche Asteroid 05 Oct, 2023
Expedition 70 27 Sep, 2023
SpaceX Crew-7 25 Aug, 2023
STARLING 18 Jul, 2023