During the Small Satellite Conference and Exhibition, the SSBV Aerospace & Technology Group announced the creation of a new SSBV Poland.
During the IAAA / Utah State University Small Satellite Conference and Exhibition (10-15 August), the SSBV Aerospace & Technology Group announced the creation of a new SSBV daughter company based in Poland. As of next month, the company will start its operations from the Science & Technology Park in Suwalki, located in the North-Eastern part of Poland. The company will operate under the name of SSBV Polska and will primarily focus on developing and providing Space- and Ground-based systems. With access to the experience, products and resources available within the Group, SSBV Polska will concentrate on the development of a next-generation nanosat platform called PanelSATNANO.
“Based on the experience gained inside SSBV for small satellites, the PanelSATNANO platform will be a mission-enabler for cubesat form-factor satellites that can be used for In-Orbit-Demonstration, as well as operational missions“, said Pieter van Duijn, CEO of the SSBV Aerospace & Technology Group. “This should be seen as a next generation CubeSat platform, that is high-performance, fault-tolerant, features a mature Data Management and ADCS System and flexible instrument / payload capability to support different missions”, he added.
SSBV Polska is also expected to host a modern ground station infrastructure in Suwalki. The station will be able to provide uplink and downlink services in VHF, UHF, S-Band, X-band and Ka-band. It is intended to support, among others, TTC and high-speed data reception services for Low-EarthOrbiting satellites. SSBV Polska will not only work together with other SSBV Aerospace & Technology Group companies and international partners, but will also build strong ties with other Polish companies and research institutes.
“We have been investigating the possibilities of an expansion of the Group into the more Eastern part of Europe for several years and we feel that Poland is a strong country which has clearly proven to be motivated and determined to develop its own competence in the Space sector. We look forward to being a part of the Polish Space Community”, said Mr Van Duijn.