Instituto Pedro Nunes
IPN     IPN Incubadora

INFANTE
Satellite for maritime and communications applications from constellations

Challenge

INFANTE is an R&D project that proposes the development and the in-orbit demonstration of a small satellite, as the first component of a constellation for maritime surveillance, Earth observation and communications between satellites and ground stations.

Solution

This project will take advantage of the opportunities created by the New Space emergence and the promising expertise developed over the last 20 years in Portugal. Thus, laying a foundation where Portugal asserts itself as a first-line country in access to Space and opening doors for a new set of players that are focused in reducing the barriers in investment and so, creating new lines of business that reduce the institutional dependency of this country’s sector.

Project Reference

POCI-01-0247-FEDER-024534

Funding

Location

Nacional

Total Cost

9.254.731,6

IPN Cost

112.164,50

EU financial support

FEDER - 84.123,38

Duration

3 anos

Consortium

 N/A

Partners

 

Keywords

MIcrosatellite, constelation, Communication, maritime applications