Sedaro Technologies is an American aerospace company that provides cutting-edge design tools, automated test equipment, and engineering services to customers across the industry.

Accelerating the development of space systems

Design Tools

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Automated Test Equipment

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Engineering Services

Our Mission

Design, analysis, and testing processes are the core of every successful space hardware development program. At Sedaro, we are creating flexible tools that allow teams to incorporate the process and reliability of traditional space hardware design into their development efforts. Our goal is to keep your team working on the innovative elements of your space mission, subsystem, or payload while minimizing the cost and schedule impact of reliability and mission assurance.

Engineering Services


At Sedaro Technologies, we are committed to providing cost-effective engineering services with a focus on efficiency, flexibility, and quality. Sedaro’s Co-founders have extensive and diverse experience providing engineering services to government and commercial customers across the aerospace industry. Our team is available for T&M and FFP consulting and engineering support as well as for larger, comprehensive “design-to-spec” programs.

Mechanical and Thermal

  • Card and box-level electronics
  • Deployable mechanisms
  • Complex instruments
  • Structural analysis
  • Thermal analysis

Electronics

  • High-speed digital
  • Analog & power
  • Radiation tolerant & high reliability design
  • System and circuit-level analysis
  • High speed, current, & density PWB layout

Software and Firmware

  • Embedded flight systems
    • FPGAs, MCUs, CPUs, & GPUs
  • Production test equipment and automation
  • C, Verilog, VHDL, VxWorks, RTEMS, C++, etc.
  • SPARC V8, CUDA, x86, AVR, RISC, etc.

Mission Modeling and Analysis

  • Energy balance analysis
  • High-fidelity orbit and attitude modeling
  • Orbit determination
  • Scheduling and ConOps planning
  • Space environment and atmospheric modeling

Sedaro Technologies is an ITAR compliant, American company.

Products


The NewSpace movement has brought with it lower-cost spacecraft and more aggressive risk postures. Design teams are making difficult decisions to be fast and efficient. This often includes paring down or leaving out key elements of traditional space hardware design, analysis, and test. Altogether omitting these processes is often a mistake, as evidenced by the high failure rate of SmallSat missions to-date. Sedaro’s goal is to make many of these design, analysis, and test processes accessible to smaller teams with tighter budgets and more aggressive schedules.

Design Tools

Sedaro's user friendly design tools will automate and simplify repeated, labor intensive tasks for engineers. NewSpace teams need to do more with less - less money, less schedule, and less specialized expertise. We are capturing that expertise in user friendly design tools that will reduce the schedule and engineering cost required to provide mission assurance.

Automated Test Equipment

The goal of automated test equipment is repeatable tests that lead to valuable conclusions regarding the flight readiness, performance, and reliability of the hardware under test. These systems minimize the technician and facility time required to run tests as well as the engineering effort required to organize, present, and analyze data. Sedaro is designing flexible, reconfigurable automated test equipment targeted at small satellite developers. These teams often use extensive testing to burn-down risk and have the most to gain from efficient, cost effective, and repeatable testing.

Our Team


Robbie Robertson, CEO and Co-founder, Sedaro Technologies

ROBBIE ROBERTSON

CEO, Co-founder

Robbie has over 10 years of experience developing space hardware and was previously the first employee and Product Development Manager at Ibeos, a space avionics provider. At Ibeos, Robbie managed the development, manufacture, and test of small satellite products. In addition, Robbie developed Ibeos' foundational processes/tools for structural and thermal analysis, energy balance analysis, mission planning, and automated testing. Robbie received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Ph.D. in Applied Physics and Space Engineering from Virginia Tech, where he led the mechanical design of three space plasma instruments for the LAICE CubeSat mission. Robbie has held research positions developing physics-based models of spacecraft attitude and orbit dynamics at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory, and the German Centre for Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research (QUEST).

Sebastian (Bas) Welsh, CTO and Co-founder, Sedaro Technologies

SEBASTIAN WELSH

CTO, Co-founder

Sebastian has a broad technical background with extensive experience in software/firmware development and mechanical and electrical design, test, and manufacturing. He has led a diverse set of space hardware development efforts - from the second 3D printer to operate in space to a GPU-based payload processor that enables on-orbit machine learning. As a Lead Engineer and second employee at Ibeos, a space avionics provider, and Co-founder/CTO of a social network startup, Sebastian has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and technical leader. Sebastian received his B.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. At Sedaro, Sebastian is guiding the detailed development of our products with a commitment to scalability, adaptability, and reliability.

Daniel Martin, COO and Co-founder, Sedaro Technologies

DANIEL MARTIN

COO, Co-founder

Daniel Martin has a strong background in managing people, budgets, and schedules. In addition to his work at Sedaro, he is currently a Lead Analyst at Technomics, where he provides cost and schedule analysis for large DoD programs with budgets in excess of $150 million. Prior to joining Technomics, Daniel managed Nutravail's production facility for pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals and was responsible for a team of over 40 employees. Daniel received his BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, where he worked as a research assistant at the Center for Space Science and Engineering Research. In addition to managing day-to-day operations, Daniel is committed to building efficiency, structure, and organization at Sedaro.