Last Update July 10, 2019


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Equatorial Sistemas, was created in 1996 in order to assure the continuity of the CBERS1,2 WFI (China Brazil Earth resources Satellite 1,2 Wide Field Imager) contract under ESCA S.A. a company that went bankrupt in 1995. The WFI-CBERS contract was the first contract in Brazil issued to a private company that included the complete development cycle starting from subsystem specifications. Three FM were delivered for CBERS 1,2 and 2B. Equatorial has been contracted for qualification of all Power Supply Subsystem (12 equipment) manufactured by companies that did not have past space experience.

In 1998 Equatorial Sistemas was contracted by Matra Marconi Space (now EADS-Astrium) to manufacture all the electrical equipment for the HSB (Humidity Sounder for Brazil) and to develop a new Video Amplifier, besides the complete Instrument EGSE (Electric Ground Support Equipment). The Instrument was delivered to TRW in USA for AIT in the satellite named AQUA (NASA). The HSB carried the PEU (Processing Electronics Unit) which is micro-processed equipment, the first to be developed in Brazil by a private company.

Equatorial Sistemas was pioneer in the development of micro thrusters for hydrazine propulsion. In 2003, Equatorial Sistemas transferred the Propulsion Technology to Fibra Forte a local company that is currently supplying to MMP (Multi Mission Platform-INPE).

Equatorial Sistemas was contracted by INPE to undertake system engineering studies regarding CBERS 3 & 4 mission, successors to the first CBERS mission. A complete report on the feasibility of the new mission was delivered and used to generate CBERS 3 & 4 system specifications.

Equatorial Sistemas has developed its own Thermal Analysis software and is the only local source of this expertise.

Equatorial Sistemas is currently the most experienced Brazilian company in the space segment.

Equatorial Sistemas S.A. - Pictures

Contact info #1

Christian Bittencourt
+55 11 3093 2804
Commercial Director
+55 12 3949 9060
Av. Shishima Hifumi, 2911 - Pq. Tecnologico – UNIVAP Urbanova, S.J. Campos - 12244-000 - SP, Brazil

Contact info #2

Cesar Ghizoni
+55 12 3937 1222
President, CEO
+55 12 3949 9060
Av. Shishima Hifumi, 2911 - Pq. Tecnologico – UNIVAP Urbanova, S.J. Campos - 12244-000 - SP, Brazil

Contact info #3

Gabriella Oliveira
+55 12 3937 1222
General Secretary
+55 12 3949 9060
Av. Shishima Hifumi, 2911 - Pq. Tecnologico – UNIVAP Urbanova, S.J. Campos - 12244-000 - SP, Brazil


Mission Analysis

  • Concept exploration of the systems engineering process
  • The phase of WHY doing this
  • High-level requirements and concept of operation
  • Major activities includes the elicitation, balancing, and documentation of needs
  • Analysis of instrument and satellite orbits to determine how best to achieve the objectives the specific mission

Radiation Analysis
Equatorial perform analysis and investigation of the effects of radiation on electronics & photonics for the specific mission in question

Structural & Design Analysis

  • Design, Conception of mechanical systems for the space industry
  • Structural Project including, thermo-elastic analysis and mathematical and physical modeling
  • Analysis and qualification of space projects, as well as Assembly Integration and testing of all elements

Reliability Analysis

  • Perform reliability and system availability analysis that will satisfy the requirements of the customer
  • Develop a reliability testing and analysis procedures to predict and support design specifications.

Thermal Analysis

  • Equatorial can perform thermal analysis, thermo physical properties measurement, and contract testing
  • Multiplatform SW developed specifically for satellite
  • Can be used for any other thermal analysis necessities
  • Designed for network operation and parallel processing
  • GUI for pre & post processing
  • Conductive, Radiation and convection problem with and geometry
  • Export data and reports to word processing and spreadsheets

Configuration Management

  • High reliability space systems require traceability and control.
  • Equatorial’s own CMS based on free software that is adaptable to any and many situations


Design, development and AIT of optoelectronic systems for space applications as well as all mission analysis requirements

Design, development and AIT of payloads and S/C sub-systems, all and any digital and analog HW, signal processing and related software, fulfilling specified mission requirements.

ESA Specified Clean Room
Category 1 - ESA Certified Personnel- skills for operators and inspectors following the ESA electronic assembly specifications


  • Monopropelant 2 & 5N prop. - sub-orbital platform for INPE
  • Monopropelant 1N prop. - MMP
  • Bipropelant 200N for INPE

Equatorial Sistemas S.A.

  • Grupo Akaer (A11-ST02) - Av. Doutor Cesare Monsueto Giulio Lattes, 501 - Eugênio de Melo, SP, 12247-014, São José dos Campos, Brazil
  • +55 12 2139-1100
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