– I am pleased to announce that we have completed the design review, the so-called “System Requirements Review”. System Requirements Review”, which is one of the four main reviews in the process of designing and building PIAST satellite constellation. The others are Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review and Flight Readiness Review – informs Grzegorz Brona, CEO of Creotech Instruments. – This allows to move the project to the next phase and thus significantly reduce the technological risk – adds Grzegorz Brona.
PIAST (Polish Imaging SaTellites) is an undertaking carried out within the framework of SZAFIR program which aims at using the potential of cooperation between scientific entities and private entrepreneurs in the development of key solutions for security and defence. The consortium includes Creotech Instruments company, and the leader of the project is the Military University of Technology.
– Under the PIAST project we will build and deliver three satellite platforms fully based on our proprietary HyperSat platform. Our task will be to integrate the operation of satellites with optical telescopes and propulsion developed specifically for this project. I am proud that Creotech Instruments participates in the project, which will be the first in Poland to create instruments of the national Earth observation satellite system for the Polish Armed Forces. – says President of Creotech Instruments. – What is important, it will also be an opportunity for us to use the HyperSat platform for the first commercial purposes. – he adds.
The final recipient of the PIAST mission results is the Ministry of National Defense.
PIAST project is funded by the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR) and realized by a consortium of companies and research institutions: Creotech Instruments, Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Scanway, Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation, PCO (a company of Polish Armament Group) led by Military University of Technology (WAT).
PIAST is not the only strategic project the Creotech Instruments engineering team is currently involved in. The company together with two business partners also works on EagleEye program, which includes the development of Earth observation microsatellite. Its launch into a low Earth orbit is planned for 2023/2024.