This is New Space
Space technology and the economy linked with space applications are going through a rapid transformation. The industry is being revolutionized by new affordable satellites. This has enabled smaller institutions to reach space.
This phenomenon is called New Space, and it is not only about technology. It is a philosophy of developing faster, better products with off-the shelf parts, independent of major aerospace institutions.
New Space companies are small and agile, driven not only with commercial purposes, but also with broader, more socioeconomically-oriented, motivations.
The demand for new brains in the field is increasing, as new companies are created almost daily. The new space industry is blooming and according to forecasts, this is only the beginning.
Kitsat is aimed for basic education in space technology. It lights a spark to learn more, not only about space and spaceflight, but also about technology and science in general. It is an excellent tool for STEAM education for the new space age.
It is based on the popular Cubesat format – small nanosatellites, which were originally used solely by universities. These days, they can be found even in large companies, performing science and exploration. In order to function, a satellite also requires a ground station, for control from the home base.