Initial Contact with GOMX-4 Nanosatellites Established 2/2/2018
Initial Contact with GOMX-4 Nanosatellites Established
Today at 8:51 (CET), our two GOMX-4 nanosatellites were successfully launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC) in China. Approximately 12 minutes after launch, both satellites were successfully released from the launcher at an altitude of 503 km in an inclination of 97 degrees.
At 15:05 (CET), we established radio contact with the satellites from GomSpace’s HQ in Aalborg (Denmark) and have begun the initial activities to ensure that both satellites are operating as planned.
Testing each of the individual subsystems will begin after initial contact, which is expected to take three to four weeks. Full mission operation will begin in March after completion of subsystems and payload testing.
Roger Walker, ESA’s Technology CubeSat Manager, is excited about the successful launch and initial contact with GOMX-4B: “Congratulations to the Gomspace team and all the partners in the project for the successful start of the mission, we now look forward to our satellite being commissioned and brought into service in the coming weeks in order to advance the state-of-the-art and demonstrate in-orbit the key technologies needed for future nano-satellite constellations”.
For more information, please contact:
Niels Buus (CEO)
Tel: +45 40 31 55 57
Email: nbu @ gomspace.com
About Gomspace Group AB
The Company’s business operations are mainly conducted through the wholly-owned Danish subsidiary, GomSpace A/S, with operational office in Aalborg, Denmark. GomSpace is a space company with a mission to be engaged in the global market for space systems and services by introducing new products, i.e. components, platforms and systems based on innovation within professional nanosatellites. The Company is listed on the Nasdaq First North Premier exchange under the ticker GOMX. FNCA Sweden AB is the Company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit our website on www.gomspace.com.
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