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June 6th, 2018

MOU Signed by Inmarsat and Hellenic Space Agency

Inmarsat (LON: ISAT) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Hellenic Space Agency (HSA) to allow greater collaboration on research and potential technology development.
The HSA is mandated by the Hellenic Republic to promote space and technology and foster research activities related to advance scientific engineering within the framework of Greek government policy. The MOU will specifically look at collaboration on research and development opportunities in space and ground segment technologies, as well as exchange of data.
Additionally, the two organizations will look at the role of satellite within the Internet of Things (IoT) and the potential for strategic research studies on future maritime software technologies and broader space policy. Finally, there is also an opportunity for secondments between the two companies.
Ronald Spithout, Inmarsat Maritime President, said that this agreement underlines an already, strong and collaborative partnership between Inmarsat and the Hellenic Space Agency and the company looks forward to this developing even further in the years to come.
Mr Protopapas of the Hellenic Space Agency (HSA), added that Inmarsat is one of the most respected global space businesses and it is hugely exciting that this memorandum will pave the way for greater cooperation with our company on a number of levels. Whether it is an exchange of skills, data or people, the companies will work on initiatives that will increase knowledge and understanding of the impact of satellite technology.