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December 1st, 2017

FACSAT-2 Smallsat Program to be Initiated by GomSpace for the Air Force of Columbia

GomSpace A/S, a subsidiary of GomSpace Group AB (the ”Company”), has signed a contract with the Colombian Air Force (“FAC”) for the FACSAT-2 spacecraft platform and an associated Capacity Building and Technology Transfer Program.

The FACSAT-2 Project comprises the design, manufacture, test and operation of an advanced 6U remote sensing spacecraft. This new project will build on the technology transfer gained through the FACSAT-1 project, awarded to GomSpace in 2014. FACSAT-2 spacecraft is planned to be launched in 2019, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Colombian Air Force.

As part of the contract, GomSpace will also assist FAC in the creation of its own smallsat Integration laboratory and operations center at the air force base in Cali, which will be the new home of the FACSAT Program. An interdisciplinary team has been pre-selected by FAC to coordinate and support the Capacity Building and Technology Transfer Program..

Niels Buus, the CEO of GomSpace“This new contract with the Colombian Air Force shows the value GomSpace is providing to customers seeking to gain technological competence while building their own space capacity and that the company is delighted to have the Colombian Air Force as a returning customer.