Press Release

GomSpace and SPACECIALIST Partners for Nano-Satellite Activities

By SpaceRef Editor
May 20, 2012
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GomSpace and SPACECIALIST have today signed an agreement to begin close collaboration in relation to business development and technology development for the nano-satellite and cubesat markets. As a consequence of the agreement SPACECIALIST will become GomSpace’s official representative in Israel.

Nano-satellites and Cubesats, i.e. small satellites with a typical mass of only a few kilograms, are becoming recognized in the market as important platforms for technological capacity building and demonstration of new technologies and applications. The founders of GomSpace have been involved in the cubesat community since before the first launches of cubesats in 2003 and today GomSpace offers a broad range of products and solutions for the nano-satellite segment. Managing Director Lars K. Alminde states: “we look forward to supporting Israeli nano-satellite activities and to develop a number of exciting opportunities identified between us and SPACECIALIST – being small businesses in our respective small countries means that we share a common mindset that value agility and close interaction with our customers”.

SPACECIALIST CEO, Meidad Pariente states: “we are excited to introduce to the growing Israeli space industry a dynamic and creative company such as GomSpace, providing state-of-the-art various components (on board CPUs, payloads and power systems), and we anticipate implementation of such hardware in current and future nano-satellite projects. We intend to develop future capabilities based on GomSpace excellent and affordable products and foresee a fruitful partnership”.

The partnering agreement is effective as of today and covers collaboration spanning from product distribution over technology scouting to collaboration in concept and technology development. Collaboration will focus on, but not be limited, to activities in Israel and Europe.

About GomSpace: GomSpace, situated in Denmark, is an independent spin-out of Aalborg of University established in 2007. GomSpace’s mission is to maintain a leading position as a driving force in the emerging market for nano-satellites and demonstrate new applications of nanosats. Our products and services help teams across the globe to realize their goals in space. In 2012 GomSpace hardware will be on-board 13 different missions from a total of 8 countries.

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About SPACECIALIST: SPACECIALIST, situated in Israel, is an independent privately owned company established in 2009. SPACECIALIST’s mission is to promote a prosperous civil space industry in Israel. The company’s hands-on experience and engineering skills are of value for any space mission or project from nano-satellites to large communication satellites. SPACECIALIST is also a valued advisor to space insurance companies and promotes nano-satellite mission insurance. SPACECIALIST supports educational projects for high schools and universities and established an academic collaboration named “RINI” with the Russian TOMSK state university.

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