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Alén Space: Nanosatellite company targets contracts of over €2 million by 2020

Spain · Mar 14, 2019· By Amalia González

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Alén Space seeks funding of €1.5 million to accelerate plans to win a share of the global market of 2,600 small satellites to be launched by 2023

Being the first to get your satellites launched into space is crucial to business success. Spain's Alén Space can help companies to plan, produce and get their satellites into space within eight months. In fact, the startup can build an entire constellation of 15 small satellites in just 14 months.

Alén Space is a spin-off of the University of Vigo in the northwest of Spain. Together, they collaborate with the European Space Agency (ESA) to comply with international standards to produce state-of-the-art nanosatellites of the future. Alén Space has sent five satellites into space to date.

CompassList interviewed CEO Guillermo Lamelas Nogueira soon after the launch of the company's Lume-1 nanosatellite from the Vostochny Cosmodrome spaceport in Russia in December 2018.

This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.


Q. The origins of Alén Space go back to 2007. What are the main milestones to date?

Edited by Suzanne Soh

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