The space industry has long been a monopolized market reserved for Defense, government organizations, and private telecommunications giants. The development and operating costs of these huge satellites have typically cost hundreds of millions, and the projects span several decades.
The emergence of the so-called NewSpace paradigm, supported mainly by private companies developing smaller COTS-based satellites, has made access to space less expensive and faster than ever. However, developing and operating a satellite is still out of the reach of most existing companies.
In response to the market need for quick and easy access to space, FOSSA Systems was born in 2018 as a non-profit entity.
In 2019, we developed the FOSSASat-1, a standardized picosatellite platform combining technological miniaturization with mass production techniques. The goal was to offer a reference platform for institutions or companies looking to launch their payload into space reliably and quickly.
Weighing 250gr and measuring five centimeters on each side, the FOSSASat-1 was the first smallest picosatellite built and placed in Orbit in Spain and the third in the world. This Open Source satellite successfully experimented with LoRa IoT communications, becoming the demonstrator of our architecture and serving to consolidate our technology.
We are currently a fundamental partner for those organizations and companies that want to improve their profitability and that of their clients, guaranteeing total control of their information and their own connectivity system.