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ReOrbit Selects Mynaric Laser Terminal for UKKO Mission

By Rachel Jewett | June 25, 2024

      Mynaric’s Condor Mk3 in final preparations before packaging

      ReOrbit has selected Mynaric to provide its Condor Mk3 laser terminal for the company’s upcoming UKKO mission to demonstrate space-to-space and space-to-ground data transfer for Earth observation (EO). 

      ReOrbit, based in Helsinki, Finland, is working on the UKKO mission in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). The mission, which is scheduled to launch in the second quarter of 2025, will demonstrate an end-to-end EO value chain between EO payloads and the end users, as well as satellite-to-satellite and satellite-to-ground communication.

      Earlier this year, Mynaric began volume production on the Condor Mk3, the company’s flagship optical communications terminal. 

      “We are honored that ReOrbit has chosen our advanced laser communications technology for their innovative software-first satellite,” said Lubos Fedora, senior sales and business development manager of Mynaric. “Mynaric has already proven that our terminals can link with others for satellite interoperability and the success of this demonstration will highlight the ability of ReOrbit satellites to operate within this framework.”