Open Cosmos News
Open Cosmos announces development of MANTIS Earth Observation satellite
On the occasion of the Earth Observation Phi-Week at the European Space Agency (ESA) centre in Frascati this week, a unique consortium of specialised space companies announces the development of a new Earth Observation satellite called ‘MANTIS’. This name stands as an acronym for ‘Mission and Agile Nanosatellite for Terrestrial Imagery Services’. MANTIS will be a demonstration mission to jointly develop, build, launch and operate an innovative nanosatellite platform, flying a high resolution Earth Observation camera.
IEEC 4DCube third winner of the Open Cosmos, ESA Business Applications and ESA Space Solutions “Call to Orbit” competition
The third winner of the Call to Orbit competition is a space debris mapping project by the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC). The team of 4DCube are proposing an unprecedented approach to detect and track small-sized and composite debris, which pose a serious risk for orbiting spacecraft. These small pieces of space junk are not being detected by other debris-associated projects, while at the same time small debris is considered a major concern, due to their large number and their often significant orbital velocities.
Delox becomes second winner of the Open Cosmos, ESA Business Applications and ESA Space Solutions “Call to Orbit” competition
Born in the Science Faculty of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) in Portugal in June 2018, Delox was created as a spin-off startup company, on top of more than seven years of research. Delox designs and develops a new generation of bio-decontamination devices, thought to fight all microorganisms, based on new proprietary technology. Bio-decontamination is critically important for health care services on Earth, but equally for space applications, especially in the light of planetary protection.
Sub-systems for small satellites: so simple a teen can build them
We like to say that our goal is simplifying satellite technology and making it accessible, but is it so easy that even a teenager could build one? Thanks to a bold seventeen-year-old, we know that the answer is yes (mostly).
A space for creativity in science: Our Communications intern shares her Open Cosmos experience
I came across Open Cosmos by accident while hunting for internships in publishing or media. There was an opening for a Marketing and Communications Internship which I had all the skills for but lacked the formal qualifications.
Space is easier than you think – find out in our webinar series!
After the success of the first series in June 2019, Open Cosmos announces a second set of webinars in September 2019, aimed at showing you that designing a space mission is not as difficult as you may think.
Open Cosmos makes space accessible to anyone – starting at university
On a warm summer day in August, people from all over the world grouped around a few tables in a classroom of the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. Screwdrivers in their hands, scattered metal satellite components on the table. Most of the twenty or so people involved in the assembly of small satellites are not space engineers.
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