Solar Falcon as a Near-Space Testing Platform
Solar Falcon provides testing and evaluation services to new sensors and micro satellites.
Cost effective and rapid way to demonstrate and certify new systems to TRL level 9
Superior to aircraft testing:
- Longer time in near-space (can be days and weeks)
- Near-space environment
Evaluate performance in near-space environment including:
- Daily harsh temperature variations and sun effects similar to space
- Reduced air, moisture and pressure
Technology readiness levels (TRL) are a method of estimating technology maturity of Critical Technology Elements (CTE) of a program during the acquisition process. They are determined during a Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) that examines program concepts, technology requirements, and demonstrated technology capabilities. TRL are based on a scale from 1 to 9 with 9 being the most mature technology.