Alén Space launches support program – SatNews

Alén Space has decided to promote the development of scientific and academic space missions around the world. The small satellite company has just launched its TRISKEL Mission Award initiative, open to international universities and high-tech centers.

“It is designed to help advance academic projects with nanosatellites. Interested teams can register for the program until March 15 and is aiming for the prize: a TRISKEL solution, developed by the Alén Space team for the control and management of satellite data. This device, the result of more than 12 years of experience in the development of space missions, brings together in a single module a on-board computer (OBC) and telemetry, tracking and command (TTC) functionstwo of the essential systems of any nanosatellite.

Due to its university background, the Alén Space team is aware of the normal difficulties encountered by research projects. In the words of his CEO, Guillermo Lamelas“We know how important it is to have support and help to go far. Now is the time to give back to the scientific community and help some of these projects with our knowledge and technology.

Participants must provide a series of specific data for demonstrate the level of development of their projects and the objectives of their missions.

After the deadline, the judging committee, composed of Guillermo Lamelas; Diego Nodar, COO at Alén Space; Bibiano Arruti, hardware designer; and Fernando Aguado, member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), will deliberate for a month. Once the decision on the winning project has been published, the prize will be awarded before September 30. More information on :

Ryan H. Bowman