EarthRanger, a data visualization and analysis software used by governments, protected area managers, ecologists, and wildlife biologists across more than 250 sites and 50 countries in the world, has joined forces with us, to offer its users a crucial wildfire detection and monitoring service from space.
Worldwide leading fire-service vehicles and firefighting equipment manufacturer, Rosenbauer, has entered a strategic partnership with us to combat the emerging problem of wildfires by means of satellite systems. The result is an uninterrupted information flow of life-saving insights reaching from fire detection to emergency response.
We’ve partnered with WSRB and its subsidiary BuildingMetrix to offer our innovative, real-time Wildfire Management Service (WFS) to insurers, public utilities and government agencies in the U.S. Through this partnership, U.S.-based organizations gain access to WFS’ powerful tools that help them more effectively manage risk and deploy resources. The WSRB/BuildingMetrix team provides deep expertise in property insurance and wildfire risk to ensure and accelerate customer success with WFS.
Together with the UK based Weaver Labs, we supported the blockchain company Datarella in the ESA kickstart activity Track & Trust: Space Linked Tracking project. We built a hardware platform for communication with the Globalstar satellite network, developed the corresponding firmware and concluded with a successful joint demonstration of a blockchain transaction via a satellite network. This will increase the trust for humanitarian aid and tracking services.
Thomas, Florian, and Rupert, as well as many of our employees and working students, gained their practical experience in spacecraft design at the LRT by launching CubeSats and high-altitude balloons. MOVE-II is a university satellite project based at the Chair of Astronautics (LRT) at the TUM. With more than 130 students they developed a 1-Unit CubeSat, which was launched with SpaceX in December 2018.
In 2018, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia offered to test-fly a power supply on their M2-satellite as an additional payload. So the Extendable Modular Power Supply (EMPS) project was created, based on a cooperation between the LRT, the UNSW and OroraTech. Its purpose is to further develop the power supply, which is spread over several redundant boards within the satellite. Two of those power supply modules were launched in late 2019 into orbit.
In phase 1 of GENA-Sat we carry out a de-risk activity for a Generic Flexible Nanosat Platform for IOD/IOV Services. This work is carried out and funded by the European Space Agency. We were recently awarded this contract from ESA and will carry out the work together with TUM and HPS for the next 6 months.