SkyfloX secured a multi-million ESA contract for DOCS-2 supported by the ESA Business Applications programme with a team of aerospace experts, including Safran Engineering Services in Germany and Euro-Composites in Luxembourg, as well as two airlines: Luxair and Transavia. This project will equip the first airliner with the ORCA payload in Q1 2021.
With the support of the Luxembourg Space Agency, SkyfloX moves its operations to the Technoport in Belval
SkyfloX as Prime Contractor successfully passed the European Space Agency review and starts preparations for DOCS-2
Prototype/breadboard payload flown in flight test campaign over The Netherlands
Demonstration of ORCA Constellation Services Phase 1 (DOCS-1) supported by the ESA Business Applications programme consisted of business, technical, and regulatory evaluations of using commercial airliners as a platform for Earth observation and telecommunications, and included a flight test campaign
The start of a 2-year incubation programme at the ESA BIC in Noordwijk, part of ESA Space Solutions, right next door to ESA's R&D facility ESTEC. During this time SkyfloX received extensive support from the ESA Technology Transfer & Patent offices, which played a key role in the development of ORCA