Today in the presence of Thierry Breton Commissioner for Internal Market of the European Union, and Dr. Joseph Aschbacher, ESA DG, EnduroSat’s Balkan Constellation was selected by ESA and the EU for the Copernicus Contributing missions.
The Balkan Constellation is another step for EnduroSat’s mission of making space data universally accessible. Balkan-01 is a 16U NanoSat, equipped with a cutting-edge multispectral camera. The onboard processing of deep neural networks will enable new use cases for imagery analytics. The first satellite is scheduled for launch in Q2 2024.
The Balkan Constellation’s 120 NanoSats will provide the Balkans and the EU with unprecedented visit time, real-time cloud-based monitoring service, and AI-powered detection. The provided space data will accelerate access to maritime surveillance, humanitarian, and ecological support, as well as environmental monitoring.
We are honored to initiate this partnership with ESA and EU. We have been investing significant time and efforts to democratize access to space data and the Balkan Constellation is another step toward accomplishing our vision. Helping to build competitive Balkan space activities that contribute to the success of the Copernicus Program is a must for the future of the European space sector.
Raycho Raychev, Founder & CEO EnduroSat
About Copernicus Contributing Missions
The Copernicus Contributing Missions play a vital role in Earth observation, delivering data that complements the output of the Copernicus Sentinel missions. Comprising missions from ESA, its Member States and other European and international third party operators, these satellites help cover the needs of Copernicus Service Providers, particularly for very high resolution data.