“Utilizing the potential of NANOSATellites for the implementation of European Space Policy and space innovation” – Grant N° 313116 (FP7-SPACE, 2013-2014)
The main objective of the NANOSAT project was 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 defined the following specific objectives:
- Consolidate the main actors in the European nanosatellites landscape by creating a functional network, showcasing best practices and potential markets thereby serving the objectives of the European Space Policy
- Demonstrate the potential of nanosatellites 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 realise the ability of nanosatellites to perform missions like communications and Earth observation in support of the European Space Policy
The NANOSAT consortium consisted of three industrial partners (Invent Baltics OÜ from Estonia, Orbitale Hochtechnologie Bremen-System AG - OHB from Germany, and Nanospace AB from Sweden), a research institute (Tartu Observatory from Estonia), and one academic partner (Aalborg University from Denmark).
NANOSAT web-site http://www.fp7-nanosat.eu/ provides an interested party with in-depth overview about the deliverables of the project.For more information please contact
Senior Consultant Mari Šavel