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Bartolomeo

Bartolomeo

EASY ACCESS TO LOW-EARTH ORBIT

The Bartolomeo platform, attached to the European Columbus Module of the International Space Station (ISS), is the station’s newest payload hosting platform. Starting from payload sizes as small as 3U, Airbus hosts payloads on Bartolomeo as an all-in-one mission service: This includes technical support in preparing the payload, launch and installation, operations and data transfer as well as an optional return to Earth.

Payload launches will start from Q2/2020, slots are now available for booking – while capacity lasts.

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REQUEST YOUR SLOT ON BARTOLOMEO

You have a project that needs to go into Space? Click and submit your
 request for your payload slot on the Bartolomeo platform now.

DID YOU KNOW?

Airbus is collaborating with UNOOSA to offer United Nations Member States the opportunity to fly a payload on Bartolomeo. This mission will be open to all Member States of the United Nations, and developing countries are particularly encouraged to participate. The platform will accommodate and operate payloads provided by institutions in the participating countries. This mission is devoted to addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Available from 2020

Bartolomeo

 

Bartolomeo enables the hosting of external payloads in low-Earth orbit, on-board the International Space Station ISS.

Application areas include (but are not limited to) Earth observation, robotics, material science or astrophysics. Payloads can be hosted for institutional and private organisations alike. Operated aboard the ISS in low-Earth-orbit (altitude: ~400 km), the Bartolomeo platform offers the ISS’ only unobstructed view both towards planet Earth and into outer space.

Easy Access to the ISS

Named after the younger brother of Christopher Columbus, the Bartolomeo platform is attached to the European Columbus Module and operated by Airbus Defence and Space.

With its All-in-One Mission Service, the company provides all mission-related elements and can even assist when it comes to building the actual payload.

Operating a space mission on the Bartolomeo platform is a highly cost and time-efficient way of bringing a payload into space. Customers benefit from Airbus Defence and Space’s 10-year experience in integrating and operating payloads on the ISS: Customers fully concentrate on their individual Space mission, without needing to develop a complex space system or a deep understanding of the ISS.

Suitable for a Wide Array of LEO Missions

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All in One Space Mission Service

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  • Affordable, fast and easy access to Space
  • Scalability of missions
  • Launch opportunities every 3 months
  • Easy, streamlined process
  • Best viewing conditions and highest data downlink rates available on the ISS
  • Return of payloads/ samples as an option

 

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