LuxSpace

CORE BUSINESS

LuxSpace is an integrated provider of microsatellite and application solutions to the global institutional and commercial markets. The cornerstones of LuxSpace core business are:

  • Microsatellites – Leveraging the Triton product line, with a track record of 5 space systems successfully deployed including the Triton-2/ESAIL satellite launched in September 2020, LuxSpace delivers end2end space systems and subsystems. LuxSpace is also developing a novel highly scalable and more powerful platform called Triton-X, targeting maritime, aeronautical and terrestrial applications
  • Satellite applications and services – With 15 years of experience in developing integrated data services for in-house processing of data collected from other satellite, LuxSpace places special focus on the Maritime and the more general Earth Observation domain

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

LuxSpace delivers space systems and subsystems design, specification, procurement, manufacturing, integration and testing. This includes: 

  • Triton product line - Microsatellites and subsystems in the 45 -200 kg class for applications in the field of Earth Observation (EO), telecommunications, science, and technology demonstration
  • Telemetry Telecontrol & Command subsystems for geostationary and Low Earth Orbit satellites
  • AIS satellites and payloads for global vessel identification and tracking
  • Avionics and payload electronics
  • Embedded software
  • Application software
  • Simulator software
  • Space systems related feasibility studies

Additionally, LuxSpace provides satellite applications and services in the AIS/Maritime and Earth Observation domain and it is expanding into further data areas like Aeronautical applications. 

TECHNICAL MEANS

LuxSpace has equipped itself across the years with new state-of-the-art systems to deliver satellite solutions. Among them, LuxSpace has:

  • Electronic Laboratory covering digital, analogue and Radio Frequency developments and testing
  • Thermal vacuum chamber (TVAC)
  • Thermal test chamber
  • Cleanroom for satellite integration
  • Satellite simulation & design software laboratories
  • Satellite data applications servers

MAIN CUSTOMERS

European Space Agency and other European Institutions (e.g. EMSA, DG MARE, DG ENTERPRISE, EUROSTAT, European Defense Agency), players inside European and global space sector like OHB, Orbcomm Inc., Thales Alenia Space, players inside maritime sector

MAJOR SPACE PROJECTS

Microsatellites:

  • Triton-X: Modular and scalable microsatellite platform
  • Triton-2/ESAIL: Prime contractor under ESA’s ARTES SAT-AIS program (launched in 2020)
  • Triton-1/4M - Manfred Memorial Moon Mission (launched in 2014)
  • Triton-1/Vesselsat 1 & 2 – the first satellites ‘made in Luxembourg’ (launched in 2011/12)
  • Pathfinder 2 – company funded first AIS satellite (launched in 2009)

Satellite applications and services:

  • AIS data services and AIS added value service development for the maritime industry (e.g. fishery enforcement and safety and security)
  • GIS and EO services:
    • LUCAS: Field survey data management and quality control
    • Copernicus Global Land Service: quality control for high resolution hot spot monitoring activities
  • Space-based maritime reconnaissance & surveillance – vessel detection using NAVRAD radar

Telecommunication satellites:

  • Core team member for OHB’s developed Small GEOstationary (SGEO) Satellite Platform: LuxSpace being responsible for the TT&C subsystem and the satellite simulator
  • Currently three SGEO Projects: Hispasat AG1 (launched in 2017), European Data Relay System (launched 2019), ELECTRA (in progress)

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