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Space made easy. A personal satellite communication system for those who just need to stay connected.

Project description

Satellites and a small pocket-sized device to keep you always connected

The EU-funded SPACELOOP project is helping the Swiss SME ORBITARE bring to market the first modern, affordable, and European commercial personal satellite communication system. It is designed to keep mariners, people working in the field, and a growing market of adventurers who travel off the beaten track connected with family, followers, and colleagues, and stay always safe with secured access to help in case of emergency. It will allow users to have a pocket-sized terminal with them at all times, so they can hook up their device and continue sending text, audio messages, photos and files of any kind via the SPACELOOP network.


Space Loop will be the first commercial personal satellite communication system in Low Earth Orbit developed and built in Europe. At Orbitare we realized that by circumventing the need for real time voice along with its technical complexities, we can create a new satellite communication solution much more efficiently than the conventional set-ups. Designed for those who just need to stay in touch, it will deliver messaging, email and file transfer capabilities to any location in the World, at the most competitive price and ease of use. Space Loop will give access to satellite communications to people who consider that the offering of Inmarsat, iridium or Globalstar is complex and prohibitively expensive. We see a business opportunity in entering the large market of satellite communications and challenging the few but big incumbents. We understand that the risks are of parallel magnitude and have a realistic plan to overcome them.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Goldauerstrasse 58
8006 Zurich

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00