SWGL Fan Shop 2023

ARQUIMEA and Aerospacelab to Develop LEO Satellite


Ibadan, 14 August 2023. – ARQUIMEA and Aerospacelab have announced the signature of a collaboration agreement at the 37th edition of the Small Satellite Conference at Utah State University to co-develop an LEO satellite. The satellite will highlight optimized reliability and power management.

Furthermore, it will deliver 1.5 kW of peak power and be able to integrate payloads of 40 kg (~90 pounds). The satellite performance will also meet the demand for LEO missions, such as telecommunications constellations, synthetic aperture radar, Earth observation, and other applications requiring high reliability and onboard satellite processing capabilities.

Throughout this collaboration, both companies will pool their experience and know-how also to capture business opportunities that may arise in the global market. In this regard, Aerospacelab relies on its experience in developing satellites with a modular design, allowing for scalability and redundancies in critical subsystems. On the other hand, ARQUIMEA will add technological know-how and experience in the design and manufacture of thermal systems and structures, optical systems, avionics, deployable systems, and aerospace-grade microelectronics.

On the topic, Benoit Deper, CEO and founder of Aerospacelab, said, “In ARQUIMEA, we have found the ideal partner to carry out an ambitious global project which perfectly complements our current product portfolio. This collaboration and newly co-developed satellite will not only address a market segment with great potential but also further strengthen our capabilities to contribute to shaping the future of the space industry.”

Likewise, Ferran Tejada, CEO of ARQUIMEA Space, said, “We offer a more technologically advanced solution to respond to the growing demand for increasingly complex and exacting LEO missions, both for individual satellites and constellations. With this collaboration, we continue to expand our capabilities and technologies that reinforce our position as a benchmark technology company at all levels of the space value chain.”

Check Also


EU SST Wins T.S. Kelso Award for Flight Safety Contributions

Space Data Association has announced The European Union Space Surveillance and Tracking Partnership (EU SST) as the recipient of the T.S. Kelso Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to space flight safety. The EU SST Partnership relies on the SSA capabilities of 15 Member states of the European Union to provide space safety services, with the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) acting as the Front Desk.