STRIVING IOD/IOV service: Call for Interested Payload Providers

SITAEL is calling for interested payload providers to participate in the maiden mission of STRIVING, offering In Orbit Demonstration/In Orbit Validation (IOD/IOV) solutions.

February 21st, Mola di Bari, Italy – SITAEL is calling for interested payload providers to participate in the maiden mission of STRIVING, offering In Orbit Demonstration / In Orbit Validation (IOD/IOV) solutions.

In the Space market landscape, the increasing demand for advanced technologies, systems, services and applications that deliver higher performance whilst lowering the overall cost, is putting high pressure on all stakeholders (e.g. system integrators, supply chain, operators and service providers) that need to accelerate their innovation cycles and to reduce the time to market. This brings the need to shorten the development and implementation of so-called Proof of Concept (PoC) or IOV/IOD missions.

In this perspective, STRIVING is a one-stop-shop commercial service offering to both private and public entities affordable and effective access to space for testing, validating and/or operating their innovative solutions. Sitael, the Space Mission Provider (SMP), is acting as single interface to customers, leading an industrial team composed by IMT, Planetek and Tyvak.

The service infrastructure is currently under development in the frame of a public-private partnership with ESA (ARTES PIONEER Initiative) that co-funds the service maiden mission as well, where Sitael is offering the opportunity of free rides for selected payloads.

Register now to download the Announcement of Opportunity datapackage, containing additional information on the opportunity and how to propose your payload.

Following the high number of requests received, Proposals submission deadline has been extended to May 4th 13:00 CET.