STM wins “The Most Innovative Company in Space Technologies Award” at the 3rd Global Satellite Show

Following the introduction of Turkey’s very first indigenously developed micro satellite, LAGARi, which is designed to meet Turkey’s geographical imaging requirements with lower costs; we have now launched PiRiSAT, named after Piri Reis, known as the most important figure in Turkish maritime history, during the 3rd Global Satellite Show held on 9-10 November 2017. 

PiRiSAT is designed to provide Space-Based Automatic Identification System (OTS) data which shall serve as a safer communication system for commercial vessels, especially in the open seas and dangerous waters. Vessels using this space-based tracking system can transmit relatively detailed information through the satellite based OTS system, such as its name, calling codes, coordinates, route, speed, ship dimensions, destination port and estimated time of arrival. In this regard, PiRiSAT not only provides ships with a safer navigation option but allow maritime authorities to monitor maritime traffic in detail without the limitations of land / water based OTS systems.

In terms of its technological advances; PiRiSAT brings a new concept feature in OTS applications with its dimensions and operating costs as a nanosatellite. After the first satellite has completed its mission successfully, the team will take the first step towards meeting Turkey’s actual need with nanosatellites.

A considerable number of components and experimental products, developed indigenously by Turkish universities and SMEs, will also be used in the PİRİSAT. Thus, the PiRiSAT project will directly contribute to the development of national space technology.

At the award ceremony, held as part of the expo, our company was awarded as the "Most Innovative Company in Space Technologies".

PiRiSAT Makes Its Debut

The nanosatellite platform, PiRiSAT, which has a dimension of 6U (10cm x 20cm x 35cm) and was designed through national means will be implemented for the first time in Turkey. The PiRiSAT will be the first satellite to be tested within the concept of “constellation of nanosatellites for the space-based Automatic Identification System (OTS)”.

PiRiSAT is designed to provide Space-Based Automatic Identification System (OTS) which shall serve as a safer communication system for commercial vessels, especially in the open seas and dangerous waters. Vessels using this space-based system can transmit relatively detailed information through the satellite based OTS system, such as its name, calling codes, coordinates, route, speed, ship dimensions, destination port and estimated time of arrival. In this regard, PiRiSAT not only provides ships with a safer navigation option but allow maritime authorities to monitor maritime traffic in detail without the limitations of land / water based OTS systems.

In terms of technology; with its dimensions, PiRiSAT brings a new concept feature in OTS applications. First steps towards meeting the requirements of Turkish Maritime Authorities through a constellation of nanosatellites will be taken after the completion of the first nanosatellite’s tasks in the outer space.

A considerable number of components and experimental products, developed indigenously by Turkish universities and SMEs, will also be used in the PİRİSAT. Thus, the PiRiSAT project will directly contribute to the development of national space technology.

New advanced camera system for LAGARi

Turkey’s very first indigenously developed micro satellite LAGARi, which was introduced during IDEF 2017, was also presented during the 3rd Global Satellite Show. Following its launch at the IDEF 2017, LAGARi has been equipped with a new orientation control system which enables it to gravitate towards the targeted area quicker, as well as with a more advanced camera, which makes LAGARi one of the first micro satellites in the world that maintains such advanced weight and resolution specifications in the micro satellite class.

Expected to be launched into space by 2019, LAGARi, with its ability to meet urgent requirements for geographical imaging services at a low cost, shall provide more flexibility to Turkey in this area. Upon the launch of LAGARi into space, the initial aim is to expand the project with a satellite constellation concept consisting of 4-8 micro satellites.

STM awarded as the “Most Innovative Company in Space Technology” at the Global Satellite Show 2017

At the ceremony held on the 2nd day of the expo, our company was awarded the "Most Innovative Company in Space Technology".

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