Tallinn University of Technology and Space Technology and Science Group OY signed a Memorandum of Understanding
On the 12th of May, Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) and Space Technology and Science Group (STSG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The MoU is a culmination of bilateral discussions establishing the collaboration between the two parties in the field of developing space technology and science.
“The major focus points are on the design, development, integration and testing of small satellite platforms. Also the integration of education, training and development in the area of space science and technology including exchange of scientific, academic, and technical information with appropriate academic materials and other information of mutual interest. Another important part is the participation in international projects within the innovation platforms of TUT Mektory innovation and business centre, including organizing and participating in joint seminars, conferences and lectures,” said the CEO of STSG, Mr. Saleh Ahmed.
The head of TUT Mektory Space centre, Mart Vihmand points out that “The MoU, signed between TUT and STSG, is an important step forward for the TUT Mektory Satellite Programme, providing our first satellite project with technology development experience in space together with a partner payload and giving our satellite project valuable international and interdisciplinary dimension. We value the cooperation with STSG and see a strong potential in working together for years to come. Their competence and capability in space technology liaise well with TUTs capabilities and give a good platform to conduct joint research and development projects together. The next step between TUT and STSG is a detailed working agreement, which has been aimed to be signed in June this year.”
The satellite programme is run and operated by the TUT Mektory Space centre and includes five institutes from four faculties, international business and science organisations. There are 15 supervisors and over 40 masters and doctors programme students from 10 different countries involved with the TUT Mektory satellite programme. Satellite mission is to perform remote sensing imagery from low Earth orbit.
STSG headquartered in Espoo, Finland, is the first Nordic, Baltic and Pan-Central European technologically integrated industry and research group offering end to end design, manufacture, testing, launch and operation of highly capable small but advanced satellites and associated ground stations, systems and applications in an innovative and cost effective platform.
STSG also provides the necessary up-skilling, space science and technology orientated academic programs through its institutions and high quality training and development for all its global clients.