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Utilizing the potential of NANOSATellites for the implementation of European Space Policy and space innovation

Objective

Current project has focused on investigating opportunities, how nanosatellites could be used to support the implementation of European Space Policy. Nanosatellites serve to be cost-effective science and technology platform to make sustainable contribution to a roadmap for space and innovation in Europe, which includes realizing a potential of new and innovative space applications and stimulating an evolvement of new business models for space missions. In that regard, the NANOSAT project brings together partners from nanosatellite development network in Europe to create the opportunities for continuous and sustainable collaboration between nanosatellite players, furthering the advancement of nanosatellite platform, development of innovative space applications and sharing the knowledge base with each other.
The main objective of the NANOSAT project is to contribute to a roadmap for space and innovation in Europe through studies and events in support of highly capable small satellites and thereby innovative space applications and new business models for space missions in Europe. In order to reach to desired impact, the NANOSAT project has defined the following specific objectives:
• Consolidate main actors in European nanosatellites landscape by creating functional network, showcasing best practices and potential markets to serve the objectives of European Space Policy;
• Demonstrate nanosatellites potential in Europe by proposing innovative services which will complement and create synergy with GMES services by addressing information needs faster and more flexibly;
• Draw “proof of concept” missions that will realize the ability of nanosatellites to perform missions like communications and Earth observation in support of European Space Policy.

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2012-1
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Coordinator

INVENT BALTICS OU
Address
Teaduspargi 6/1
12618 Tallinn
Estonia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 101 181,20
Administrative Contact
Kristo Reinsalu (Mr.)

Participants (4)

TARTU OBSERVATORY - ESTONIAN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 86 495
Address
Toravere
61602 Toravere
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mart Noorma (Dr.)
OHB SYSTEM AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 94 499
Address
Universitatsallee 27-29
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Rutz (Mr.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 98 119
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jens Dalsgaard Nielsen (Prof.)
GOMSPACE SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 117 921,80
Address
Ulls Vag 29 A
756 51 Uppsala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tor-Arne Grönland (Mr.)