AmbaSat-1 Sensors

Every AmbaSat-1 comes supplied with gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer sensors.

You can also choose from a range of eight other sensors including GPS, CO2, Light & Temperature

AmbaSat-1 Sensor Options

Every AmbaSat-1 comes supplied with gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer sensors. These sensors come in the form of a single integrated chip (IC) which is called the LSM9DS1.

In addition to the LSM9DS1, when you select your AmbaSat kit, you get the option to choose which type of additional sensor you would like to fit onto your satellite.

Available Sensor Options

There are eight sensors to choose from, shown in the table below. Only a single sensor can fit on the AmbaSat-1 board. Four of the sensors require a small additional payment, as indicated in the table. Choose ONE sensor from below.






Humidity and Temperature – Best in class Humidity & Temperature Sensor. Fully calibrated, linearized, and temperature compensated digital output with a wide supply voltage range, I2C Interface with communication speeds up to 1MHz and two user selectable addresses.

Typical accuracy of 1.5 %RH and 0.1 °C. Very fast start-up and measurement time. All in a tiny 8-Pin DFN package.




Temperature – A 3x3mm, fully calibrated digital temperature sensor with impressive performance.

The temperature sensor features a I²C address and comes with outstanding accuracy and low power consumption.




Gas, Pressure, Temp & Humidity – a low power gas, pressure, temperature & humidity sensor. It is a 4-in-1 multi-functional MEMS environmental sensor which integrates VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) sensor, temperature sensor, humidity sensor and barometer.

Monitor 4 environmental parameters simultaneously. Widely used in environmental monitoring, home automation and control, Internet of Things (IoT) wearable device, GPS, etc.




Ambient Light Sensor – The OPT3001 is a sensor that measures the intensity of visible light. The spectral response of the sensor closely matches the photopic response of the human eye, with infrared rejection. It is a single-chip lux meter, measuring the intensity of light as visible by the human eye.

The precision spectral response and strong IR rejection of the device enables the OPT3001 to accurately meter the intensity of light as seen by the human eye regardless of light source.




TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compounds) – Designed for detecting total volatile organic compounds (TVOC). The ZMOD4410 is a 12-pin LGA assembly (3.0 x 3.0 x 0.7 mm) that consists of a gas sense element and a CMOS signal conditioning IC.

The module’s sense element consists of heater element on a Si-based MEMS structure and a metal oxide (MOx) chemiresistor. The signal conditioner controls the sensor temperature and measures the MOx conductivity, which is a function of the gas concentration.




UV Sensor – The Si1132 is a low-power, ultraviolet (UV) index, and ambient light sensor with I2C digital interface and programmable-event interrupt output. This sensor IC includes an analog-to-digital converter, integrated high sensitivity visible and infrared photodiodes, and digital signal processor.

The Si1132 offers excellent performance under a wide dynamic range and a variety of light sources including direct sunlight.




TVOC & CO2 – The CCS811 is an ultra-low power digital gas sensor solution which integrates a metal oxide (MOX) gas sensor to detect a wide range of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and includes an Analog-to-Digital converter (ADC), and an I²C interface.

Supporting intelligent algorithms to process raw sensor measurements and output equivalent total VOC (eTVOC) and equivalent CO2 (eCO2) values.




GPS – The Teseo-LIV3R module is an easy to use Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) standalone positioning receiver IC working simultaneously on multiple constellations.

This certified module comes with optimized RF, embedded firmware and is compact at only 9.7×10.1 mm.

Supporting GPS, Glonass, BeiDou & QZSS positioning systems.



Please note: Due to COCOM restrictions, the TESEO GPS receiver will only work on Earth.

Custom Sensors

You can create a custom sensor as long as it conforms to certain criteria, including size and safety. Your AmbaSat satellite provides additional connectivity pins which expose the ATMEGA’s I2C bus, as well as digital and analogue pins, plus power. Please contact for more details.