Precursor for microsatellite constellations for maritime applications




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INFANTE Kick Off
Mission Requirements
SRR
PDR
CDR
TRR & QR
SIR
FRR & Launch

INFANTE Kick Off

November 2017

The INFANTE project started November 2017 with the aim of developing and demonstrating in orbit a microsatellite. The consortium gathers 9 companies and 10 R&D centres from Portugal, working together with other partner from Portugal, Europe, Brazil and China.

Mission Requirements

July 2018

Mission Requirements Review, to define the mission and high level operational and programmatic requirements.

 

SRR

October 2018

System Requirements Review,  to define the requirements for system and subsystems and start definition of the design.

PDR

end 2018

Preliminary Design Review, marking the completion of the system’s configuration and initial design. Engineering models start to be developed and produced.

CDR

middle of 2019

Critical Design Review, marking the completion of the detailed design of the satellite and each subsystem. Flight models start to be produced.

TRR & QR

end 2019

Test Readiness Review, marking the start of the verification campaign for system and subsystems. The integration of the satellite flight model is gradually made, as the subsystems complete their qualification campaigns.
Qualification Review, marking the end of the verification campaign carried out per subsystem, clearing the integration of the flight model for critical subsystems.

SIR

middle of 2020

System Integration Review, defines the end of the system (satellite) flight model integration campaign, based on the flight models of each subsystem.

FRR & Launch

2020

Flight Readiness Review, made in conjunction with the launch provider, verifies the feasibility of and authorizes the launch of the satellite
Launch: marks the beginning of the commissioning and operations of the satellite in orbit, which will last until the end of the project.
Mission Requirements

Mission Requirements

INFANTE is an R&D project for the development, prototyping, testing and in-orbit demonstration of technology for a microsatellite intended to serve as a precursor for microsatellite constellations, mainly targeted at maritime applications.

A first take at the main features of future applications architecture using microsatellite constellations is proposed, considering different scenarios (e.g. maritime surveillance and monitoring of extreme events) and their effectiveness and efficiency against existing solutions. 

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ESA BIC Portugal

In July we’ve joined IPN on “Power your business with space: how to take the most from ESA Business Applications” workshop at Ciência 2018 in Lisbon. 

ESA country manager clearly detailed the funding opportunities that ESA Business Applications has available, as well as how to proceed to have great applications.

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ESA BIC Portugal
INFANTE 2017 Kick-Off

INFANTE 2017 Kick-Off

A new age for the Portuguese Space Industry

The Portuguese Space industry is in constant evolution for the last 20 years, with a growing involvement in international programmes, such as the ones implemented through the European Space Agency (ESA) or the Horizon 2020. With INFANTE, starts a new age for Space in Portugal. Being the first satellite of the Portuguese industry, leveraged by the New Space paradigm shift, INFANTE will prepare the way for new products and services leveraged with innovative business models.

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A new age for the Portuguese Space Industry
Enhancing knowledge, protection and the value of Oceans

Enhancing knowledge, protection and the value of Oceans

The Oceans are, simultaneously, the host for key ecosystems, the source for significant economic activity, a dominant contributor for global climate and environmental balance. However, it commonly agreed that there is a substantial lack of capabilities to properly explore, study, monitor and sustainably exploit Oceans. Microsatellite constellations are expected to become critical towards covering this gap.

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