We all rely on satellites. They not only connect us and help us travel, but also show us our impact on the environment and guide us to understand changes in our planet’s ecosystems. With the arrival of the era of small satellite technologies, the demand for frequent and flexible access to space has begun to increase. Each spacecraft and every mission are unique and they require different systems and spaceport services to support them.
The SAMMBA project will design standard and modular base services that will extend existing spaceport infrastructures and propel the small launcher market.
Mix and match. Plug and play. Affordable and flexible.
By designing and building blocks that can be selected and combined to suit the different needs of different spacecrafts and their missions. This will allow spaceports to operate multiple launch concepts that can competitively respond to the the increasing demands of the small payload space market.
Just as airports have changed to fit the requirements of modern aircrafts, spaceports must also adapt to provide individualised services designed for various spacecrafts and accommodate rapidly-evolving mission concepts.
Why we need SAMMBA now
Using SAMMBA's modular base services, the time between launches could be reduced to mere days.
SAMMBA's approach will help spaceports better adapt to the changing satellite market.
SAMMBA’s modular base service designs will be flexible enough to accommodate many the launch requirements of many existing and future small satellite missions.
SAMMBA's services will help spaceports provide reliable and flexible access to space for small satellites in Europe and beyond.