Know-how distribution program

Aerospace research & development generates ample know-how and technical experience in a number of knowledge fields. The SAT-1 Initiative will disperse the knowledge and skills acquired in the development phases of our satellites. Three main types of establishments can benefit from our know-how distribution program:

Universities with Bachelor and Master programs in aerospace, electronics, software and communications engineering can readily absorb the technical experience generated by our activities. Satellite subsystems operate under extreme conditions, and must therefore undergo stringent testing and verification procedures while pushing the functioning of all components to the limit. Documentation for subsystems developed under the SAT-1 Initiative, as well as the design, assembly, integration and testing process, will be integrated into curricula on high-performance components and systems in all applicable fields.

Businesses can not only benefit from our technical experience to develop space-grade systems of their own, but also receive the opportunity to test their own components in a space environment. The SAT-1 Initiative aims to give all partnering technological companies the ability to develop cutting edge equipment, increasing their competitiveness as well as labor market realization of skilled specialists in their host country.

The know-how distribution program for businesses includes assistance in the development of small satellite subsystems and components for commercial use, market research for space missions and assistance in introducing product innovation and advanced project management methods, among others. Additionally, the SAT-1 Initiative plans to provide its Earth observation data free of charge to public and private universities.

Research establishments already engaged in space science will be offered an opportunity to both receive technical know-how and collaborate on future projects that incorporate concrete scientific objectives. Primary data is of great value for fundamental science. Sensor data from our satellites will be provided to scientific institutes for analysis and expansion of available databases.

The program is expected to roll out in the second half of 2019. Stay tuned for further developments.