ReOrbit and EnduroSat sign contract to demonstrate on-orbit capabilities
Helsinki, Finland, Paris, France - 14 December 2021
ReOrbit and EnduroSat have entered a commercial agreement for a partnership to demonstrate on-orbit capabilities such as autonomous station keeping, fault handling, formation flying, as well as rendezvous and proximity operations using a set of CubeSats flying in a vicinity. The capabilities will be incorporated into ReOrbit’s demo mission called “Ukko”, which will demonstrate the company’s flight software and guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) stack running on EnduroSat’s market-leading nanosatellite platforms.
“I am really excited to initiate this partnership. On-orbit rendezvous and close proximity operations will open an array of new possibilities for the commercial space players and science programs. We are looking forward to support ReOrbit's vision and push the capabilities of our platforms and services further,” said Raycho Raychev, Founder & CEO EnduroSat.
“ReOrbit is happy for this opportunity to partner up with EnduroSat. We see many synergies between our companies, and we share similar views of future space missions. The cooperation between both companies will strongly push space technology further. If we will ever truly commercialise the space market and enable future missions, satellites need advanced on-orbit capabilities, which this mission will prove. This will also increase our presence on the space market, as our existing Gluon platform is mainly targeting microsatellites,” said Sethu Saveda Suvanam, Founder & CEO ReOrbit.
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ReOrbit manufactures autonomous & inter-networking satellites that are optimized for efficient and reliable delivery of customers’ space-related data. ReOrbit is creating the most compelling in-space data flow company of the new space era by augmenting world’s information use via space.
ReOrbit works with leading customers in security, satcom and Earth observation. The technology is supported by a partnership with the European Space Agency.
Founded in 2019, ReOrbit is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with additional offices in Sweden and Argentina. For more information, please visit https://www.reorbit.space/
EnduroSat provides software-defined NanoSats and space services for business, exploration, and science teams. Its focus is on the development of next generation space commercial services and exploration programs. With an annual growth of 250%+, it is one of the fastest growing space companies in Europe. Proud member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), EnduroSat’s team exceeds 90+ talented developers, engineers, and scientists, currently serving more than 120 clients worldwide.
Customers for the Shared Satellite Service include 1) commercial players in edge computing, IoT, remote sensing and Earth observation, and 2) research organizations: space agencies, universities, and institutes.