FALDA DEL CAÑETE, Córdoba - 10 June 2022
ReOrbit and VENG signed an agreement to manufacture satellites in Argentina in order to serve the Latin America market. The directors of both organisations met at the Teófilo Tabanera Space Centre located in Cordoba Province, Argentina, to visit VENG’s AI&T facilities, discuss future collaborations and finally sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
VENG—Argentina’s Space Agency (CONAE) main contractor for Launch Vehicle developments—entered an agreement with ReOrbit from Finland for satellite manufacturing, integration and verification. On Friday June 10th, a meeting between both companies was held at Falda del Cañete, Córdoba Province, to sign and formalise the agreement and visit the Manufacturing, Assembling, Integration and Test facilities operated by VENG.
The agreement signed by both parties establishes two lines of work; on one hand, VENG will offer its engineering services through its operating capabilities and specialised engineers to augment ReOrbit’s space systems design activities. On the other hand, VENG will participate in the manufacturing, integration and testing activities of the spacecraft bus developed by ReOrbit for their Latin America customers. The Helsinki-based Company develops a satellite bus called Gluon for different orbits (LEO, MEO and GEO) which can be adapted to different missions ranging from 150 to 500 kg. The product showcases a rideshare-ready, software-defined architecture, with high reliability, fault tolerance, and Inter-satellite connectivity as most salient capabilities.
“ReOrbit enters into this agreement with VENG to further advance space technology in Argentina and the region. Through this agreement, ReOrbit will be able to offer its satellite platform “Gluon'' together with the capabilities of VENG and its testing and integration facilities for the new generation of satellites which the industry needs. As a platform provider we are proud to work together with VENG to provide high-performance satellite platforms, minimising costs and delivery time to the clients”, explains Sethu Saveda Suvanam, founder and CEO of ReOrbit.
For his part, Marcos Actis, President of VENG stated: “It is a honour to be chosen by ReOrbit as strategic partners to work together in the development of the space and satellite industry, both in the country and in the region, we have the capabilities and a highly trained human capital to carry out this type of development”.
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/