Tuesday , May 17 2022

The government has allocated funds to launch Slovenian satellite


At today's meeting of the Public Committee on Public Order and Public Affairs, the government decided to reallocate funds in the budget of the European Space Agency (ESA) Program, which is just over € 830,000. The funds will be used by the Ministry to launch Nemo HD satellite.

However, starting with preparations for launching the satellite, launch costs have reached 2.3 million euros. Although the Ministry already has some resources on the ESA budget line, the ministry believes that the launch will be financed by other ministries.

The launch of this satellite will contribute to the international promotion of specialist knowledge and technologies developed in Slovenia. The satellite will complement the Copernicus system in Europe and provide its own data source for city planning, ecology, agriculture, forestry and transport needs.

This satellite was developed at the Vesolje-SI Center of Excellence, financed by 85% of the European Union funds and the Slovenian budget 15. As reported on the website of the Center, this 65-kilometer microsatellite from a height of 600 kilometers will reach a spatial resolution of 2.8-meter panchromatic and 5.8-meter multispectral.

In addition to the No HD, the satellite Trisat, a small satellite weighing 4.4 kilograms, will fly into space with the ability to remotely monitor the Earth on the basis of multispectral image capture in the shortwave infrared spectrum. The satellite will be used for at least two years, at an altitude of 500 km in parallel with the sun throughout the day.

This nano-scale consists of a multi-spectral camera recorded in the spectral band of short wave infrared spectrum 20 with a resolution of 100 meters and writes on the website of the Maribor University Trisat's educational field mission.

The launch of the first two Slovenian satellites will be possible in the first half of 2019, when the Vega rocket was launched with the launch of Arianespace. The ESA has confirmed that both are suitable for launch. Before this, the decision on the allocation of radio frequencies by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will have to be taken for Trisat. A space vehicle registration system should be established in Slovenia, which the government announced in October.

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