GomSpace to provide platform subsystems for LUME-1 nanosatellite project


GomSpace has secured a procurement contract from the University of Vigo in Spain to deliver platform subsystems for the LUME-1 nanosatellite, which is financed by the European Commission.

The value of the contract is approximately €150,000.

A subsidiary of GomSpace Group (formerly GS Sweden), GomSpace will provide platform subsystems consisting of fully flight-proven hardware to University of Vigo.

The FIRE-RS project aims to provide an effective tool that helps in early detection and characterisation of natural disasters, with initial focus on wildland fires within the Sudoe territory (France, Spain, and Portugal regions).

"This application is yet another important step in the expanding use of nanosatellites for new services."

Through a combination of a nanosatellite, autonomous UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and a simulation and assessment software tool, it will be able to offer a complete fire assessment to the firefighting brigades.

GomSpace CEO Niels Buus said: "GomSpace is happy to collaborate with the University of Vigo, a world-renowned institution in the field of nanosatellites. This application is yet another important step in the expanding use of nanosatellites for new services."

University of Vigo professor Fernando Aguado said: "In order to combine our nanosatellite subsystem designs on the LUME-1 spacecraft, together with reliable space qualified electronics, we firmly trust in GomSpace since it is the lead provider of nanosatellite subsystems.”

Gomspace Group conducts its business operations primarily through the wholly-owned subsidiary, GomSpace, which has operational office in Aalborg, Denmark.