System oriented engineering work, in specific system architecture, NCC, NAT NT engineering, QoS and SLA management, payload engineering, has been deeply addressed and is close to finish (except those activities which are subject to continuous updates). A complete OBP breadboard, based on D2V1 configuration, has been built and tested (and has now contributed to successful start of payload hardware to be flown on Amazonas satellite, see above). Within the D2V2 line hardware finished (breadboard and EQM units) are Ka-band Direct Modulator, Antenna Dishes (inclusively feed), MCDDD and Switch ASICs.
Work in progress are still system oriented engineering work, and hardware built of FAFR Antenna and Multi-antenna Pointing System, as well as full Domino 2 system test bed.
Very soon it is expected that modular building blocks hardware development and manufacture activity will start for Ka-band LNA (including MMIC), OBP ASICs to fulfil the Formatter functions, ASIC implementation based on high density technology, and test-set up for complete breadboard testing of the OBP function (D2V2 concept).