Their aim is to develop the New Space Economy, raise regional space technology awareness, give basic space education at many levels, launch an own CubeSat in 2022 and demonstrate space technology use by establishing a ground station and a portal for satellite data.
The projectis lead by the University of Vaasa and it has nine other partners in Finland and Sweden.
The total budget of around 1.86 million euros is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund in the framework of Interreg Botnia Atlantica program of the European Union.
KvarkenSpaceEco started in the beginning of September 2019 and it will end in the end of June 2022.
They are using a Kitsat in many ways. It is used as an example of a nanosatellite and it also server as a demonstrator for communications.