First Polish commercial satellite to be launched into space in April
PR dla Zagranicy
The first Polish commercial satellite will be launched into space next year, a news agency reported on Wednesday.
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If all goes as scheduled, the satellite will have undergone all the tests and be ready for launch in April, Poland’s PAP news agency reported, citing a space technology executive.
The satellite, called Światowid, will be flown to the International Space Station, from where it will be launched into orbit, Grzegorz Zwoliński, CEO of the SatRevolution company, told PAP.
The 20x10x10 cm device is a wholly Polish design based on domestic know-how from start to finish, Zwoliński said.
The satellite is expected to take photographs to enable observation of water levels, the condition of the air and changes in weather, the PAP news agency reported.
Meanwhile, the first Polish-Finnish commercial observation satellite will be launched into orbit this year, the firms involved in the project said in July.
Late last year, a Polish government agency unveiled a draft programme under which the country will shell out millions to develop its own satellite systems and space technology.