The Small Satellite International Forum (SSSIF 2022) brought together major players in the aerospace sector from February 23 to 25 in Malaga (Spain), to discuss current trends in the small satellite market. Among the exhibitors was also Alén Space, which had its own stand (A4) to present its latest services and products.
Alén Space was well represented in Malaga, thanks to the presence of Guillermo Lamelas, CEO; Alberto González, CTO; Antón Vázquez, Business Development Manager; Isolina Pérez Donnelly, Sales Manager; Alberto Arizkorreta, Pre-Sales Engineer; and Alberto Mañero, Space Systems Engineer.
This edition of the SSSIF had among its novelties the Indra Challenges, sponsored by Indra, platinium sponsor of the event. The main objective of this competition was to discuss and solve various common problems related to small satellites. Of all the submitted proposals, only five participants had the opportunity to present their solutions.
Alén Space presented its proposal ‘Alén Space Toolkit for Small Satellite Constellations Design‘ related to the first challenge, ‘Lack of Advanced Tools for Satellite Constellation Design‘, which sought the best answer to the limitations of reconfiguration on some operational equipment, such as on-board software.
Alberto Mañero was in charge of presenting Alén Space’s solution to Indra’s CTO New Space, Inmaculada Serrano. The result could not have been more positive, as Alén Space was chosen as the winner of the Indra Challenges, with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in second place. The recognition includes a grant to finance the initial phase of the idea presented at the SSSIF 2022.
Participation in a panel discussion
On the last day of the event, Alén Space’s CEO took part in the panel discussion ‘Companies Developing Smallsats, Products & Services‘ together with other leading representatives of companies related to small satellites, such as Satlantis, CITD Engineering & Technologies, Elecnor Deimos, DHV Technology and Open Cosmos.
This round table was a great opportunity to explain the Alén Space’s experience in the space business and the determining factors for the mission success with a constellation of small satellites. In addition, Guillermo Lamelas referred to the latest developments of the company focused on improving the technological capabilities of the products. The result of the panel, in his own words, was really satisfactory, as it could be demonstrated that Alén Space is at the forefront of space solutions.