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ARQUIMEA and Aerospacelab agree to co-develop a high-performance LEO satellite

Source: ARQUIMEA

ARQUIMEA and Aerospacelab have entered into a collaboration agreement to jointly develop a satellite platform, optimised for power and reliability. Designed for complex Low Earth Orbit (LEO) missions, it will be able to integrate payloads weighing more than 40 kg (~90 pounds) and generating more than 1.5kW of peak power.

Throughout this collaboration agreement, both companies will pool their experience and know-how to also capture business opportunities that may arise on the global market.

In this regard, Aerospacelab brings to the table its experience in the development of satellites with a modular design, which allows for scalability and redundancies in critical subsystems. For its part, ARQUIMEA will add technological know-how and experience in the design and manufacture of thermal systems and structures, optical systems, avionics, deployable systems, and aerospace-grade microelectronics. In addition, both companies operate state-of-the-art facilities to manufacture this new high-performance satellite model in large series at a combined rate of up to 100 units per year.

 

 

Benoit Deper, CEO and founder of Aerospacelab: “In ARQUIMEA we have found the ideal partner to carry out an ambitious global project which perfectly complements our current product portfolio. This collaboration and newly co-developed satellite will not only address a market segment with great potential, it will also further strengthen our capabilities to contribute to shaping the future of the space industry”.

In the words of Ferran Tejada, CEO of ARQUIMEA Space, “we offer a more technologically advanced solution to respond to the growing demand for increasingly complex and exacting LEO missions, both for individual satellites and constellations. With this collaboration, we continue to expand our capabilities and technologies that reinforce our position as a benchmark technology company at all levels of the space value chain”.

 

 

The agreement between both companies also provides for collaboration on future projects and opportunities to develop turnkey space missions. These services include mission definition for satellites weighing up to 300 kg and constellations, including their design and manufacture, launch and operation.

 

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