SkyLabs will cooperate with researchers from the University of Maribor in the production of a new TRISAT-S nanosatellite with the aim of technologically demonstrating a secure radio connection between the space segment of nanosatellites and the Earth Station.

The expert commission of the German Space Agency at the DLR evaluated the TRISAT-S mission proposal and selected it from a larger group of proposals for a free flight into low Earth orbit. The German Space Agency at DLR congratulates the University of Maribor and the Slovenian company SkyLabs for winning the free flight.

With the support of the Earth Station at the Faculty and the KSATlite Earth Station Network, a technological demonstration of the new Slovenian breakthrough technology for space applications as state-of-the-art secure communications with the highest level of security as a unique achievement in nanosatellites with the highest level of miniaturization in the world scale. This will once again show the world public what Slovenian high-tech knowledge and Slovenian space technology can do.

The TRISAT-S satellite, whose contractor is the University of Maribor and whose construction is financed by SkyLabs, will fly into space from a launch platform in Norway in the third quarter of 2022.