Advanced Satellite and Space Engineering

Furthering Outer Space Exploration and Utilization Since 1969

Keeping Payload Equipment Secure and Reliable

Based in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Bionetics’ Space Sciences Group has provided cutting-edge satellite and space engineering services for commercial, academic, and government clients.

Since our founding in 1969 to support the Viking mission, we have designed and flown payload development efforts (50+) for domestic and foreign private enterprises, academia, and government customers in addition to supporting core NASA programs including the International Space Station, Orion, and upcoming Artemis missions.


Highlights include:

  • LED Lighting
  • Power Conditioning
  • Experimentation

Satellite and Space Engineering Capabilities


  • Extraterrestrial Lighting (LED, UV)
    • Internal
    • External
    • Docking
  • Communication
  • Display
  • Power Management and Conditioning
  • Manned Space Environment Control
  • Systems (Air Quality, temp, humidity, etc.)
  • NASA Acceptance/Qualification Testing
  • Life Science Systems
  • Space and Sub-Orbital Life Science
  • Payloads
  • Flight Crew Training
  • Custom Software and Payload Dev.
  • Embedded Computer Systems
  • Printed Circuit Design & Fabrication
  • Power Circuitry & Distribution
  • EMC Design, testing, and mitigation
  • Microcontroller Programming
  • Windows Application Development
  • Heat exchangers
  • Double-sealed aluminum containers
  • Brackets
  • Custom electronics enclosures
  • Payload locker shell
  • Safety critical latch mechanisms
  • Fluid expansion bellows
  • Custom fluid fittings
  • Multilayer laminated insulated enclosures
  • Cryogenic vessels
  • Sensor assemblies
  • Camera lens assemblies
  • Video Systems, Custom High Resolution Cameras
  • Sensors & Data Acquisition
  • Materials Biocompatibility


  • Circuit Board Design and Development
  • Customer Cable Harness
  • Custom Lighting, Power, and Thermal
  • System Design and Development
  • Mission Concept of Operations
  • (CONOPS) Planning and Execution
  • Custom Testbed Development
  • Laboratory Operations


  • Vibration, Roll
  • Thermal Cycle
  • Thermal Vacuum
  • Water-Tight Immersion Testing
  • EEE Parts Management, Source Control Drawings, Upscreening/Qualification
  • EMI/EMC & Grounding / Bonding
  • Power Quality
  • Custom Battery Packs and Safety Circuitry
  • Electrical / Physical
  • Lighting Development Laboratory

Safely Launching Space Payloads for Over 50 Years

You’ll partner with field experts who have a variety of experiences and high-quality standards that ensure your satellite and space engineering problems are solved. As natural problem solvers, we can collaborate with you to find the best solution for your unique situation.


Our prior satellite and space engineering experience includes

  • Collaborations with JSC, ARC, CSA, DLR, ESA, and JAXA
  • Platforms: SS, ISS, SPACEHAB, Progress, MPLM, Spacelab, Mir
  • Orbiter Environmental Simulator (OES) chambers provide simulated spaceflight environment for ground control experiments
  • System Engineering Best Practices
  • Payloads
    • BRIC
  • Missions
    • Viking
    • ISS
    • Internal Space Station LED Lighting Replacement
    • Orion Lighting Design and Development
    • Payload Development and Support
    • Current Standards
      • NASA Standards
      • Commercial Compliance

    Streamlined Payload Mission Support

    Through consistent communication and access, your project will be completed more quickly. If we don’t have the staff on hand, we know who does and can recruit them to the team. From talented generalists to rare specialists, we do everything in our power to get the job done.

    Engineer Your Success

    Bionetics provides engineering and applied science solutions through active partnerships, passionate staffing and an endless drive for what’s new.

    Discuss how we can help engineer your success.

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