ESA signs with Danish GomSpace to continue nanosatellite GOMX-5 mission
Paris, 4 October 2020. – The European Space Agency (ESA) signed a contract with the Danish nanosatellite manufacturer GomSpace, the company announced on Friday.
The EUR 1.3 million contract allows GomSpace to continue the development of its GOMX-5 mission and to focus on demonstrating new nanosatellite capabilities in space, particularly for next generation constellations in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), the company said. “This includes significant increases in payload data downlink communication rates, manoeuvrability for orbit raising and end-of-life disposal, and satellite position accuracy.”
The GOMX-5 mission will consist of a 12U GomSpace nanosatellite in the 20kg class to be launched in the second quarter 2022, GomSpace said. The GOMX-5 platform is further improved for increased power handling, payload volume and reliability over longer mission durations. The satellite will also be equipped with several other advanced payloads.
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