PLD Space and HISPASAT Collaborate for Miura 5 Launch Services

HISPASAT and PLD Space have signed an agreement to work together on defining the technical features and analyzing the compatibility to launch services on board Miura 5.

Photo: Raúl Torres (left), CEO and Co-Founder of PLD Space; Antonio Abad (right) Technical and Operations Director of HISPASAT.

The companies will validate PLD Space as a launch services provider and they will draft a formal framework that specifies the services and deliverables to validate MIURA 5 launches.

HISPASAT has extensive work experience with large launchers on defining the technical conditions that satellites must meet to be put in orbit by a rocket.

Artistic rendition of Miura 5. Image is courtesy of PLD Space.

That means the company can provide valuable collaboration to PLD Space in order to establish the specifications (mass, volume, mechanical features, electromagnetic environment, etc.) that satellites must meet to be integrated and launched on board MIURA 5.

Antonio Abad, Technical and Operations director of HISPASAT, said that for the company, this is immensely satisfying, to be able to collaborate with a young and entrepreneurial Spanish company like PLD Space. This new launcher will open new opportunities to access space and who the company may be able to establish a business relationship with in the future.

The CEO and Co-Founder of PLD Space, Raúl Torres, noted that HISPASAT’s interest in working with PLD Space means a lot to the company. HISPASAT is a highly important operator, with extensive experience and well-established trajectory in the telecommunications satellite industry. The small launchers market is new for them and small satellites are a new business opportunity. Without a doubt, this agreement with HISPASAT is a step forward in PLD Space’s positioning and an opportunity for HISPASAT to explore a new market in this highly competitive field.

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