Two Polish-made observation satellites were part of a group of seven launched into orbit on Wednesday by the US Virgin Orbit company's LauncherOne rocket.
Exatel, a Polish state-owned IT and telecom company, has opened a satellite telecommunication port that will be used for communication by Polish state institutions as well as private companies.
The first to be launched on the Virgin Orbit and SpaceX Falcon 9 will be focused on helping the American agriculture market by processing data in space, something which the co-founder and CEO Grzegorz Zwoliński called a “complete innovation on the satellite market.”
The competition organised by Warsaw company CloudFerro set out to identify the most beautiful images of the Earth.
The deal with the European Space Agency, the biggest ever in Poland’s space industry history, will see the arm being used to service satellites in the Earth’s orbit.
TFN speaks to Agnieszka Elwertowska, an analogue Mars mission commander, engineer and IT student, who hopes to become only the second Polish astronaut after Mirosław Hermaszewski.
The information from the satellites could help scientists understand how elements are spread across the galaxy.
Venture capitalist Tim Draper is known for his astute early investments in firms such as Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, Twitter, and Twitch. Now he’s turned his attention to Poland after investing in the country’s ICEYE mini-satellite technology.
The object called 2020 CD3 and measuring just a few metres in diameter, entered Earth's orbit about three years ago. The ‘mini-moon’ circles the Earth every 47 days but is slipping from Earth’s gravitational pull and in few months will leave us.
The technology can aid emergency services fighting forest fires when normal satellite images are obscured by smoke.