Isar Aerospace is gearing up for its first test flight in 2022 from the launch site Andøya Space in Norway.
Isar Aerospace, a German smallsat launcher in development, and EnduroSat, the provider of software-defined NanoSats and Space Services for business and academia, have entered into a firm launch services agreement.
Between 2022 and 2025, EnduroSat will use Isar Aerospaces services to launch multiple satellites to orbit from Norwegian launch site in Andøya.
Commenting on the partnership, Stella Guillen, Chief Commercial Officer of Isar Aerospace, said: We are excited to support EnduroSat on their impressive growth path with flexible and cost-effective launch solutions. Even more, as we both share the same belief: creating access to space will improve our life on Earth, says Daniel Metzler, Co-Founder and CEO of Isar Aerospace. This is yet another great success for Isar Aerospaces commercial development, and we thank EnduroSat for the trust and confidence it has placed in our team.”
Through the Shared S?tellite Service, EnduroSat aims to provide visionary entrepreneurs, scientists, and technologists easy access to space, helping them to drive innovation at this final frontier. The companys software-defined NanoSats enable plug & play payload integration and open unique capabilities to fly fast and improve the usage of technology in space. Furthermore, a cloud-based user interface allows for data control and command. Just recently the company received EUR 10m in funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB), underlining its value for the European space industry.
Raycho Raychev, Founder & CEO of EnduroSat, added: We are happy to sign a launch agreement with Isar Aerospace. This is another milestone in our mission to make space accessible for everyone and we are happy to push the concept further with a strong EU partner. The Shared Satellite Service is a paradigm shift in the way we operate in orbit. It has never been so easy to get your sensors to space and operate them. We are excited about our customers, and we will continue to support their innovations at the final frontier.”
The agreement does not only prove the growing development of the European space ecosystem, but it also underlines the strong opportunities for research and development in Eastern Europe, especially in Bulgaria. Both Isar Aerospace and EnduroSat were founded to reduce barriers for access to space and to provide efficient and sustainable solutions for space operations.