Delox was selected as the second of ten exclusive winners of the Call to Orbit programme, providing it with valuable space mission expertise by Open Cosmos, including mission software and access to satellite payload integration and test hardware, plus knowledge, advice, and introduction to a valuable network to commercialise their idea via the European Space Agency.
By being part of the Call to Orbit programme, we will be able to expedite our research and testing, and start designing a test mission in space, on the versatile and easy-to-use Open Cosmos integration platforms. This partnership with a satellite manufacturer and operator will allow us to test the concepts with flight-ready hardware.
Fernando, leading Delox´application to the programme, said: “Call to Orbit is a great opportunity for Delox to increase the Technology Readiness Level of its space-dedicated bio-decontamination systems. After a smooth application process, in which the Call to Orbit team was always available to help, an insightful evaluation report was delivered. It all makes Call to Orbit a key programme for Delox to reach orbit.”
Rafel Jordá Siquier, founder and CEO of Open Cosmos said: “We are very excited to have Delox in the Call to Orbit programme. Its vision ‘to make bio-decontamination available for everyone, everywhere’ is very much in line with the Open Cosmos vision to make space accessible to anyone. We are convinced that our innovative and easy-to-use payload development tools will enable Delox to expedite development and qualification of their solution for space, making this technology available to the market very soon.”
Frank M. Salzgeber of ESA Business Applications and ESA Space Solutions added: “Delox is a good example of a highly innovative SME looking beyond standard markets. They go where no one else has gone before and this is the same curiosity which drives us.”
About Call to Orbit
Run by Open Cosmos in collaboration with ESA, the Call to Orbit competition will allow a diverse range of organisations to put their technologies and service-oriented applications into orbit. It will reduce the amount of time and money needed to get a satellite-based business off the ground, especially for companies developing new technologies or validating the commercial potential of a new application.
In total 10 winners will be awarded access to Open Cosmos’ orbit readiness program for free, alongside support from ESA, allowing them to go from concept to orbit readiness in just three months using Open Cosmos innovative space mission design software and payload development, test and qualification kits.