ESA and GomSpace sign contract to adapt and improve smallsat subsystems for deep space

GomSpace and ESA have signed a contract to adapt and improve smallsat systems and subsystems for science missions in deep space.

The contract value is 3.900.000 € over 18 months. (3.300.000 € for GomSpace Denmark and 600.000 € for GomSpace Sweden). The contract is carried out under the Science Programme funded by ESA.

Small satellites have been proposed in the frame of deep space scientific missions for several years. However, questions about the combability and reliability of the small satellites’ technology, traditionally used for LEO applications with limited performance and lifetime requirements, have remained unanswered or not addressed in sufficient depth.

In this project, GomSpace will tackle the most critical technology areas that could enable the use of small satellites for a science mission with a launch date as early as 2028. The aim is to design and test various development models at subsystem level to demonstrate a technology readiness level of TRL6.

“This is an important step for GomSpace. Deep Space is by far the harshest environment, you will ever meet. Adapting our nanosatellites to this environment will increase their lifetime and the reliability way beyond state of the art. This will become a significant driver in meeting the technology requirements of tomorrow – also on the commercial market,” says CEO, Niels Buus, from GomSpace.

Scientific missions to deep space will become key in understanding the origin of the solar system as well as the planetary resources. ESA is working closely with NASA and the international space community to design and exploit these future missions.

For more information, please contact:
Niels Buus (CEO)
Tel: +45 40 31 55 57
E-mail: nbu @ gomspace.com

About GomSpace Group AB
The company’s business operations are mainly conducted through the wholly-owned Danish subsidiary, GomSpace A/S, with operational office in Aalborg, Denmark. GomSpace is a space company with a mission to be engaged in the global market for space systems and services by introducing new products, i.e. components, platforms and systems based on innovation within professional nanosatellites. The company is listed on the Nasdaq First North Premier exchange under the ticker GOMX. FNCA Sweden AB, info@fnca.se, +46-8-528 00 399 is the Company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit our website on www.gomspace.com.

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This information is information that GomSpace is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, 6.00 p.m. CET on 10 May 2019.

Please note that the view expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Space Agency.

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GomSpace is a globally leading manufacturer and supplier of cubesat & small satellite solutions for customers in the academic, government and commercial markets. Our positions of strength include systems integration, cubesat platforms, advanced miniaturized radio technology and satellite operations. Our international team is devoted to understanding our customer’s requirements and to delivering flawlessly. We are more than 130 employees, from many different nationalities, and we serve our customers in more than 60 countries. We were founded in 2007 and are today a listed company at the Nasdaq stock exchange in Stockholm (GOMX). We have our main headquarters in Aalborg in Denmark, our propulsion technology center in Uppsala in Sweden and our satellite & constellations operations center in Luxembourg. Our American customers are served through our project and business development office in Washington. We believe nanosatellites should be put to work delivering revenue and/or mission critical services for their owners, and we can deliver the - often complex - products and solutions that enable our customers in doing so. With more than 13 years of experience in the market and a track record of multiple successful missions accomplished, we have developed profound knowledge and competencies within Radio Technology, Cubesat Platforms, Project Management as well as Innovation. We provide the solutions that enables our customers to succeed in their business - whether this is a product, a subsystem, support or a full customized solution. We deliver these projects based on our strong in-house portfolios of established products and rich capabilities.

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