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Portuguese company embarks on first domestic satellite project

10 November 2017

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Tekever, a Portugal-based company with business interests ranging from clean energy to defence and logistics, is pulling together a team of domestic companies and organisations to build the first made-in-Portugal satellite.

That small satellite, called Infante, is a precursor to a constellation of 12 spacecraft in low-Earth orbit for remote sensing and telecommunications services.

The team's current plan is for Infante to be a 16U cubesat with a mass of 25 kilograms.

Source: SpaceNews

Image credit: Tekever - Artist's depiction of the Infante satellite, projected to launch in 2020 as a precursor to a constellation of 12 satellites.