Consortium for IOD mission
The RACE mission aims to demonstrate the on-orbit capabilities of nanosatellites to perform both rendez-vous, docking and close fly around maneurvers. The project will be a pioneer project developing technologies required for close proximity operations up to rendez-vous and automatic docking of nanosatellites in orbit;
- Spacecraft technologies
- GNC technologies
- Automatic operations
GomSpace is prime project lead in the strong consortium behind RACE, consisting of GMV Poland/Romania together with Almatech and Micos from Switzerland, encompassing all the needed expertise for delivering the spacecrafts including the guidance, navigation & control algorithms, docking mechanisms and relative navigation sensors for the mission.
GomSpace will deliver two 6-unit nanosattelittes for the IOD mission. The first phase of the RACE project will be finalized in Q4 2019, where requirements and design will take place.