Designed to keep your mission safe

On-board computer or data processing unit? You choose!

Antelope has two versions and can work as an On-Board Computer (OBC) with an optional Data Processing Unit (DPU) or as a DPU payload module. OBC is the powerful heart of the satellite, responsible for satellite control and basic task performance such as communication handling, monitoring the satellite’s subsystems, handling the classic Fault Detection, Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) mechanism and performing planned tasks.

Thanks to the powerful FPGA system (160 GOPS) DPU can also handle complicated on-board data processing tasks enabling Earth Observation (EO), telecommunication and other demanding data processing applications.

Do you want to make your mission safer?



The On-Board Computer PC-104 form factor, based on Hercules RM57 expanded with 8 or 16 MB of MRAM and 4 or 8 GB of NAND Flash memory


The Data Processing Unit module supports the calculations with Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC expanded with 8 GB of DDR4 and 4 GB of NAND Flash

Antelope is a perfect solution for anyone who wants to run their algorithms and perform data or signal processing on board. This DPU gives infinite space processing possibilities – analysing images from cameras connected to the Antelope or telemetry from other satellite subsystems has never been so easy.

Additionally, the Antelope can be equipped with SATA SSD extra storage that allows it to keep all the data needed for smooth space mission’ completion. You can also use algorithms from The Herd by KP Labs that are 100% compatible with this solution.

Antelope is part of the Smart Mission Ecosystem – hardware, software, and AI-powered algorithms designed to complete your mission.

Expert tool for annotating anomalous signals

Anomaly annotator

We create an anomaly annotator graphical tool for labelling time series data. This tool is based on the open-source TRAINSET application by Geocene Inc. However, we significantly improved it in terms of performance and added a bunch of features for working with long multi-channel time series (such as satellite telemetry). Go to website.

Case study

Antelope will be utilized by the PW-Sat3 satellite, coupled with KP Labs’s on-board computer software – Oryx.

PW-Sat3 is an in-orbit demonstrator of new cold gas propulsion and is planned to be launched in late 2024.

Antelope will be responsible for satellite management and mission safety.


Mission Safety

20 kRad tolerance and SEE protections. Classic FDIR mechanisms. Optional Artificial Intelligence for preventive failure detection of all types of anomalies: point, contextual, collective

Mission Power

160 GOPS of computing power enables exciting possibilities in Earth observation, telecommunication and AI-based applications

Mission Extensibility

Compatibility with Leopard Data Processing Unit. By pairing Antelope and Leopard you can extend the onboard processing power by 3000 GOPS to enable the processing of more demanding calculations


PROCESSING CORESRM57 Hercules microcontroller: Dual 300 MHz ARM Cortex-R5F with FPU in lock-stepEquipped with Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZU2/ZU3/ZU4/ZU5: Quad ARM Cortex-A53 CPU up to 1.5 GHz, Dual ARM Cortex-R5 in lock-step, FPGA for custom function implementation
MEMORY8 or 16 MB of MRAM, 64 MB of redundant NOR, 4 or 8 GB SLC flash-based filesystem NAND storage with ECC 8 GiB DDR4 with ECC, 4 GB SLC NAND Flash, Optional SATA SSD
INTERFACESInterfaces: CAN, I2C, GPIO, SPI, RS422/485, UART, GPS PPSInterfaces: LVDS, SPI, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, UART, CAN, Ethernet, GTH transceivers, Additional custom interfaces upon request: SpaceWire, SATA, LVDS interfaces compatible with X/S-Brand radios and CCSDS-compatible communication channels upon request
SPECIFICATIONSSupply Voltage: 6 to 14 V (VBAT) or 5V regulated, Operating Temperature: -40 to 85 °C, Supercap-powered RTCSupply Voltage: 6 to 14 V (VBAT) or 5V regulated, Operating Temperature: -40 to 85 °C, FPGA bitstream (reconfigurable in orbit)
SOFTWARE ECOSYSTEMCustom embedded software, KP Labs’s On-board Computer Software - Oryx64-bit Linux or bare-metal applications
FORM-FACTORPC-104 boardOBC daughterboard - 70 mm x 40 mm

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