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Generic SmallSat

Since R2024a


Front view of SmallSat.

SmallSat is one of the spacecraft that you can use within the 3D simulation environment. The SmallSat represents a small satellite, typically under 500 kg. This environment is rendered using the Unreal Engine® from Epic Games®. For detailed views of the SmallSat, see Views.

To add this type of vehicle to the 3D simulation environment:

  1. Add a Simulation 3D Spacecraft block to your Simulink® model.

  2. In the Block Parameters dialog box, on the Parameters tab, set the Type parameter to SmallSat.

  3. Set the Initial translation (m) and Initial rotation (rad) parameters to an array size that matches SmallSat, for example, zeros(20,3).


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Top-down view of SmallSat.

Left view of helicopter.

Right view of helicopter.

Front view of SmallSat.

Back view of SmallSat.

Bottom view of SmallSat.


SmallSat Skeleton

The SmallSat skeleton has these parts.

  • SmallSat

    • ANTENNA1

    • ANTENNA2

    • ANTENNA3

    • ANTENNA4

    • SENSOR1

    • SENSOR2

    • SENSOR3

    • SENSOR4


      • SOLAR_ARRAY1_1

        • SOLAR_ARRAY1_1_1

          • SOLAR_ARRAY1_1_1_1

            • SOLAR_ARRAY1_1_1_1_1


      • SOLAR_ARRAY2_2

        • SOLAR_ARRAY2_2_2

          • SOLAR_ARRAY2_2_2_2

            • SOLAR_ARRAY2_2_2_2_2


Version History

Introduced in R2024a