MUSES Specifications

The MUSES Platform is mounted on EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC-4) on the starboard-nadir side of the ISS truss. The MUSES pointing accuracy is better than 30 arc seconds, which corresponds to about 60 m on the ground at the nominal ISS altitude of 400 km. The MUSES Master Time provided to hosted payloads has an accuracy of < ±250‰ sec to GPS time. Geo-location is sourced from the ISS GPS system and is accurate to ±50 m.

All Payload Accommodations include:

  • Commanding through Gbit ethernet
  • Payload health and status via Gbit ethernet
  • Primary data transmitted via Gbit ethernet
  • Radiative heat rejection only. Htr Pwr available
  • Files may be transferred one-by-one or in batches

Large Payload Accommodations provide support equivalent to small satellite payloads in the 100 lb to 200 lb class.

  • Maximum Mass: 100 kg
  • Maximum Height: 35" (92cm)
  • Maximum Width: ~18" (~46 cm) dia
  • Maximum Power: 222 W @ 28 Vdc

Small Payload Accommodations provide support equivalent to small satellite payloads in the 50 lb to 100 lb class.

  • Maximum Mass: 50 kg
  • Maximum Height: 35" (92 cm)
  • Maximum Width: ~10" (~25 cm) dia
  • Maximum Power: 112 W @ 28 Vdc

For more information about MUSES or to inquire about pricing, please contact our Geospatial Operations Manager Heath Lester at heath.lester@teledyne.com.