SeRANIS mission creates space innovation for Earth. The Universität der Bundeswehr München (UniBw M) and LuxSpace sign the contract for the SeRANIS small satellite platform.
The Universität der Bundeswehr München and LuxSpace, a subsidiary of the space and technology group OHB SE, have signed a contract for the dtec.bw SeRANIS (Seamless Radio Access Network for Internet of Space) small satellite mission. The UniBw M mission represents the world’s first publicly accessible multifunctional experimental laboratory in orbit and will use the Triton-X Heavy platform built by LuxSpace.
SeRANIS is a small satellite mission with 15 experiments to explore future key technologies in various fields, including 6G mobile communications systems, laser communications and the Internet of Things.
“The SeRANIS mission aims to create a multifunctional experimental laboratory on a satellite and is thus fundamentally different from conventional “CubeSat”-based research approaches. The high complexity of this mission requires a reliable and agile platform. The Triton-X Heavy platform prevailed in our Europe-wide tender,” says SeRANIS project leader Prof. Dr. Andreas Knopp, professor at the Center for Space Research at the Universität der Bundeswehr München. “The SeRANIS mission has two goals: The SeRANIS mission is intended to pave the way for the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) to achieve new capabilities in low-Earth orbit and to create an orbital laboratory for the German Research Foundation.
From the SeRANIS mission side, we are looking forward to a great collaboration over the next years.
Edgar Milic, CEO of LuxSpace, says: “LuxSpace is proud and excited to participate in the SeRANIS mission with our high-performance and scalable Triton-X platform for small satellites. The variety of innovative technologies and payloads on board SeRANIS is an ideal fit for our multi-mission platform, which is designed in light/medium/heavy weight classes for satellites up to 250 kg.” Read more on www.luxspace.lu
Florio Dalla Vedova
Titleimage (left to right): Edgar Milic, Chief Executive Officer von LuxSpace, Prof. Andreas Knopp (© UniBw M / SeRANIS)