The Slovenian government sounds out the data on the implementation of the project for launching the NEMO-HD space satellite and concluded an agreement for the co-financing of this project.
The NEMO-HD microsatellite will be launched into orbit as early as 2019. According to the Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Zdravko Počivalšek, the launch cost will be 1.9 million euros. The project will be co-financed by the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, as well as the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food.
The satellite weighing 65 kilograms will be designed for highly accurate interactive remote data collection for agriculture and forestry, urban planning, transport and environment of Slovenia and other countries. It will cruise at an altitude of 600 kilometres. The NEMO-HD satellite will complement the European Copernicus system.
The satellite is being developed by the Vesolje-SI Advanced Technologies Centre in collaboration with the Canadian Space Flight Laboratory of the Institute of Space Research at the University of Toronto.