LuxSpace provides space solutions to the European and globalvinstitutional and industrial market in the fields of space/defence systems and applications with a focus on:

  • Space systems and subsystems design, specification, procurement, manufacturing, integration and testing. This includes structure, electronics, Radio Frequency, power supply, AOCS, simulators, on- board software, GSEs and all major elements of satellites
  • Satellite services and applications with a focus on Automatic Identification System (AIS) and Earth Observation (EO)


  • Microsatellites and subsystems in the 30 -150 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
  • Earth Observation products and service development
  • Space systems related feasibility studies
  • Technologies for solar sailing and de-orbiting


  • Electronic Laboratory covering digital, analogue and Radio Frequency developments and testing
  • Thermal test chamber
  • Cleanroom for satellite integration
  • Satellite simulation & design software


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


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 (launch 2019), ELECTRA (in progress)


  • Development, manufacturing and operations of 30 -150 kg class satellites
  • Pathfinder 2 – company funded first AIS satellite
  • Vesselsat 1 & 2 – the first satellites ‘made in Luxembourg’
  • 4M - Manfred Memorial Moon Mission
  • ESAIL: Prime contractor under ESA’s ARTES SAT-AIS program
  • Triton-X: Modular and scalable microsatellite platform

Satellite services & applications:

  • AIS data services
  • AIS added value service development for the maritime industry (e.g. fishery enforcement and safety and security)
  • GIS and EO services:
    • LUCAS: Land Use/Cover Area statistical Survey LUCAS(Eurostat) – Field survey data management and quality control
    • Copernicus Global Land Service: quality control for high resolution hot spot monitoring activities

Space technology activities:

  • Spaceborne sails as Drag sail for LEO satellite de-orbiting and/or as Deployable antenna
  • Feasibility study for a small satellite based “Space Weather Monitoring” mission
  • Space-based maritime reconnaissance & surveillance – vessel detection using NAVRAD radar
  • Augmented reality for satellite assembly, integration and testing

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