The 71st edition of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2020), one of the leading events in the space sector in the world, has finished this afternoon. The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) chosen to hold this congress online for the first time due to the current circumstances. The event was attended by the main companies, agencies and professionals related to space.

Alén Space has participated in the IAC 2020 as one of the 34 exhibitors that have had their own virtual stand, along with others at the level of NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). At the event, Alén Space showed its consulting, design, manufacture, and operation solutions for constellations of small satellites. In addition, Alén Space participated in a live chat with those visitors interested in its services and products.

Aarón Nercellas, co-founder, and specialist in hardware design at Alén Space, also offered a conference at IAC 2020 under the title ‘Development of DVB-S2 small satellite transmitter: an use case for real-time video’. During his speech, he explained Alén Space’s DVB-S2 solution, based on TOTEM, which facilitates data transmission from small satellites.

Aarón Nercellas has analysed a scenario where a DVB-S2 transmitter in a satellite allows the realization of high data rate communications for real-time video. This way, the information can be downloaded quickly to favour communication between small satellites and ground stations.

During the CyberSpace Edition at the IAC 2020, the Alén Space team has showcased the capabilities of its GS-Kit (Ground Station Kit), a comprehensive solution which allows companies and institutions of all kind to have their own ground stations for missions with Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. Alén Space has also highlighted the benefits of its hands-on training programme on small satellites, designed to promote engineering and the key technologies of a CubeSats mission in universities and technology centres.