GomSpace signs contract with Politecnico di Milano to support the H.E.R.M.E.S. mission with products
GomSpace has today signed a contract with Politecnico di Milano including a large quantity of GomSpace space qualified products for the H.E.R.M.E.S. mission with a value of 5.8 MSEK.
The contract deliveries will take place in 2021/2022 and GomSpace will support the technology activities of the university with products and knowledge.
The main goal of the High Energy Rapid Modular Ensemble of Satellites (H.E.R.M.E.S.) mission is the accurate and prompt localization of bright hard X-ray/soft gamma-ray transients such as Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) with a distribution of sensors on a 6 CubeSats constellation.
The concept is based on miniaturised, innovative high energy emission detectors developed by Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) and hosted by a constellation of 6 nanosatellites to be launched in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), designed and implemented at the Politecnico di Milano labs.
The H.E.R.M.E.S. programme is carried out by a synergic collaboration between Politecnico di Milano, and INAF, together with many other national and international entities active in the Space sector and is financed by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR), the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the European Commission's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
“We are glad to support Politecnico di Milano and we put a great honour in supporting university missions, share our knowledge and help building up academic space capabilities.” – says Niels Buus, CEO of GomSpace.
Nanosatellite technology is in continuous development unlocking increased potential for national states to build operational space-based capabilities at a much-reduced cost compared to traditional space programs.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, +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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