The Generic Engineering Model (GEM) has been developed with the aim of providing nanosatellite developers with a standard and integrated setup to jumpstart their payload and software development. Its accessibility and versatility also make it a relevant and affordable tool for educational and outreach purposes.
The GEM platform has an architecture based on the previous ISIS successful missions. It includes CubeSat subsystems with high heritage to provide a reliable and representative environment of development.
The work done on this bus can be easily implemented on a future or on-going Flight Model satellite project. Furthermore, the setup includes all required ground support equipment and software libraries for interfacing with the satellite.