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EnduroSat’s Balkan Constellation is selected by ESA & the EU for Copernicus Contributing Missions

Updated: Jun 21, 2023

In the presence of Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market of the European Union, and Dr. Joseph Aschbacher, Director General of the European Space Agency, EnduroSat’s Balkan Constellation was selected by ESA and the EU for the Copernicus Contributing missions.

The Balkan Constellation is another step in EnduroSat’s mission of making space data universally accessible.

The Balkan Constellation’s 120 NanoSats will provide the Balkans and the EU with unprecedented visit time, real-time cloud-based monitoring services, and AI-powered detection. The provided space data will accelerate access to maritime surveillance, humanitarian, and ecological support, as well as environmental monitoring.

Balkan-01 is a 16U NanoSat, equipped with a cutting-edge multispectral camera. The onboard processing of deep neural networks will enable new use cases for imagery analytics. The first satellite is scheduled for launch in Q2 2024.

“We are honored to initiate this partnership with ESA and EU. We have been investing significant time and efforts to democratize access to space data and the Balkan Constellation is another step toward accomplishing our vision. Helping to build competitive Balkan space activities that contribute to the success of the Copernicus Program is a must for the future of the European space sector” said Raycho Raychev, Founder & CEO EnduroSat.


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