Luxembourg, 20 October 2020. – The European Space Agency (ESA) contracted GomSpace in Luxembourg to continue the development of its HOOP satellite operations platform, the company said. The contract has a value of 1.35 million Euros.
ESA and GomSpace to continue HOOP sat platform
The development of the Hands-Off Operations Platform (HOOP) to enable autonomous satellite operations for single satellites and constellations was initiated in 2018 under a first development contract resulting in the development of the minimum viable product. HOOP is today fully flight proven and operationally deployed in customer projects, GomSpace said.
The new contract will enable GomSpace to take the product to the next level. The contract is funded by the Luxembourg Space Agency through the Luxembourg National Space Programme LuxIMPULSE and being implemented through ESA.