German Orbital Systems GmbH (GOS) and iSky Technology s.r.o. (iSky) are happy to inform you about the successful launch of the D-Star ONE Phoenix satellite launched as a part of the ECM Launch Services GmbH (ECM) smallsat cluster of 9 satellites on the 1st of February, 2018. ECM smallsat cluster was launched from the Vostochny launch site (Russian, Amur Oblast, Tsiolkovsky city) as a part of Russian Space State Corporation Roscosmos Earth observation mission Kanopus-V #3,4.
The D-Star ONE Phoenix has been separated on the target 585 km sun-synchronous orbit. Currently, our teams are testing the satellite systems and the ground stations. When the flight tests are completed, we will give access to radio amateurs from all over the world to upload voice messages of the D-Star format to our satellites!
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German Orbital Systems is a Berlin-based space company. It was founded in 2014 by a former scientific staff of the Technical University of Berlin and is the first German company focused on the CubeSat market. The product portfolio includes subsystems and turn-key satellite missions, which consist of the ground-, space- and launch segments. Since 2016, GOS has been responsible for the separation sequence as a part of ECM Space Technologies GmbH CubeSat dispensers.
iSky Technology is a Czech space company established in 2016. The company is actively developing in the segment of strategic mission planning, space market analysis, and turn-key space solutions. iSky Technology develops conceptual solutions for businesses in the space industry: from mission design to launch, software development and satellite operation on orbit. iSky Technology specializes in smallsat constellation projects and operates successfully in the North American, European, Russian and the CIS markets.
ECM Space Technology is a German company, spin-off from the Department of Aeronautics of the Technical University of Berlin. It was founded in 2010 to provide products and technologies for small satellites, launch systems and launch services. Since 2010 ECM has performed numerous successful launches of German satellites and was appointed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) as an authorized partner for small satellite launch solutions. Today ECM is one of the world’s leading launch providers for small satellites, especially of the CubeSat format.