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  1. 1. Mars Express Cassini-Huygens POLAND IN ESA BRITE-PL Meteor 2 Kopernik 500 Integral Rosetta Mikołaj Kopernik REACHING STARS _ Jan Heweliusz Mirosław Hermaszewski Polish Space Sector PW-SAT Herschel Vertical-1
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS Poland 3 History of space activities 4 Space policy 6 In space and on Earth 8 Companies 12 Scientific and research institutions 20 Competence map 22 2
  3. 3. UN 01 WTO POLAND OECD Population: 38.5 million Area: 312 000 km2 Economy: 19th place in the world* Capital city: Warsaw Government system: parliamentary republic Currency: złoty (PLN) ESA NATO * World Bank, 2012, GDP based on PPP EU EUMETSAT EDA POLAND CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE POLAND UE27 $ 25,000 8,0% 6,0% $ 20,000 4,0% 2,0% $ 15,000 0,0% -2,0% $ 10,000 -4,0% $ 5,000 -6,0% 1990 1994 1996 2000 2004 2008 GDP (PPP) per capita of Poland compared to other countries of Central and Eastern Europe Source: The Global Competitiveness Report, World Economic Forum 2012 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Economic growth in Poland and EU27 Source: own compilation based on data from Eurostat 3
  4. 4. HISTORY OF SPACE ACTIVITIES 02 BEGINNINGS Jan Heweliusz Astronomer 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES Polish interest in space reaches back to the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries. The most prominent scientific figure of that time was Polish astronomer Mikołaj Kopernik (1473-1543), whose work “On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres” depicted the heliocentric model of our planetary system in great detail. It began one of the greatest scientific revolutions in the world - the Copernican Revolution. A century later the astronomer, mathematician and constructor of astronomic instruments, Jan Heweliusz (1611-1687), lived and worked in Gdańsk. His regular observations of the sky resulted in a series of landmark astronomical studies. The same period saw Kazimierz Siemienowicz (1600-1651), an engineer and artillery theoretician, develop the basis for multistage rocket construction. The beginning of Polish engagement in space flights was related to the participation in the international programme Interkosmos, based on collaboration with the Soviet Union. The first Polish research device, whose task was to measure solar radiation, was sent into orbit on board the satellite Kopernik-500 (Interkosmos-9) in 1973. Three years later the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences was established as a research entity focused entirely on exploring space and developing space technologies. In 1978, the first and to date the only Polish astronaut, Mirosław Hermaszewski, travelled into space on board the spaceship Soyuz-30. The aim of this 8-day mission was to carry out experiments in the Soviet space station Salut-6. It was also in the 1970s that practical use of satellite imagery and satellite communication was initiated in Poland for the first time. Mikołaj Kopernik Astronomer POLISH HISTORY 966 4 1364 1385 16th century Adoption of Christianity, symbolic date of establishing the state First academy in Poland – Kraków Academy Polish–Lithuanian Union Golden Age of Poland
  5. 5. Mirosław Hermaszewski First Polish astronaut Geopolitical and political changes after 1989 enabled Poland to collaborate with countries from outside the former Eastern Bloc. In 1994, Poland signed a cooperation agreement with the European Space Agency covering exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes; the agreement was later extended in 2002. This agreement allowed Poland to participate in the ESA’s scientific programmes, which resulted in the presence of Polish instruments on the majority of the Agency’s research missions – Cassini-Huygens, Integral, Mars Express, Rosetta, Venus Express and Herschel. Meanwhile, the first private Polish companies offering services based on satellite technologies emerged. The beginning of the 21st century witnessed even closer collaboration between Poland and ESA. In 2007, the Plan for European Cooperating States (PECS) was signed. Thanks to PECS Agreement, 45 projects were financed for the total amount of 11.5 million euro. They were implemented by Polish companies, scientific and research entities and higher education institutions in cooperation with ESA. At the same time the number, quality and advancement of products and services based on satellite technologies, made available on the market by Polish companies, increased significantly. In November 2012, Poland became the 20th member state of the European Space Agency, contributing about 30 million euro annually. This paved the way for Polish companies and research institutions to faster develop space and satellite technologies by providing them with the possibility of full participation in most of the Agency’s programmes. 1791 1795 1918 1945 1989 1999 2004 2012 Constitution of May 3 (first in Europe, second in the World) Loss of independence Regaining of independence Change of borders after the end of World War II Political system transformation Poland’s accession to NATO Poland’s accession to the European Union Poland’s accession to ESA 5
  6. 6. 03 SPACE POLICY 30  M € Polish contribution to ESA in the first year of membership SPACE POLICY OBJECTIVES POLAND IN ESA In 2012, the Council of Ministers set out the Polish space policy directions. Its strategic aims are as follows: Mandatory programmes: 20,3 M € Optional programmes: →→ To stimulate innovation and improve competitiveness of Polish companies by developing advanced technologies (satellite and space technologies) and fostering cooperation between R&D sector and business Earth Observation Envelope Programme 4 9 years 16,0 M € General Support Technology Programme 6 5 years 13,7  M € 10 years 5,0  M € Prodex 5 years 5,0  M € European GNSS Evolution Programme 3 years 3,8  M € →→ To meet national security needs by using existing instruments and developing autonomous capabilities in chosen domains Integrated Applications Promotion (Artes 20) 6 years 3,0  M € Space Situational Awareness 4 years 2,2  M € In pursuit of these goals, Poland joined the European Space Agency in 2012. Concurrently, efforts are made to increase Polish participation in the space programmes of the European Union, EUMETSAT and the European Defence Agency. GMES Space Component 2 years 0,8  M € Mars Robotic Exploration Programme 2 3 years 0,8  M € Artes 1 7 years 0,5  M € As the next step, plans are being developed to launch a national space programme. At the same time, establishment of a dedicated structure coordinating Polish space activities is expected. Artes (no specific allocation) →→ To increase efficiency and effectiveness of public administration by developing and implementing space-based applications in order to optimise the use of existing infrastructure and resources 6 MetOp Second Generation 1,2  M € Poland also participates in space activities of other international organisations. Within Poland’s overall contribution to the EU, approx. 53 million euro will be proportionally allocated to the European Union space programme in 2014-2020. As a member of Eumetsat, Poland pays an annual contribution of approx. 5 million euro.
  7. 7. SPACE GOVERNANCE SUPPORT ENTITIES Inter-Ministerial Board for Space Policy Polish Space Industry Association is composed of secretaries and under-secretaries of state from 10 ministries and PARP’s Board member, coordinates the actions of governmental administration in the field of space activities and makes key decisions, including financial ones. www.mg.gov.pl | +48 (22) 693 42 61 gathers space sector companies and scientific institutions, acts in favour of creating a strong Polish space sector competitive on the European market, supports Polish public administration in development of the national space policy. www.space.biz.pl | + 48 (22) 874 01 97 Ministry of Economy Committee of Space and Satellite Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences is the leading body in the implementation of the Polish space policy, represents Poland in the European Space Agency and in the European Union institutions. www.mg.gov.pl | +48 (22) 693 42 61 Polish Agency for Enterprise Development fosters the development of entrepreneurship in the space sector, promotes Polish companies and Polish technologies, serves as a contact point for entrepreneurs interested in space activities in Poland. www.parp.gov.pl | +48 (22) 432 89 91 stimulates and integrates national research activities devoted to space and initiates cooperation with foreign scientific institutions. Since 1960, the representatives of the Committee have acted as Polish delegates to the international organisation COSPAR (Committee for Space Research). www.kbkis.pan.pl | + 48 (22) 825 02 41 Parliamentary Space Group undertakes legislative actions on the level of Sejm and Senat (two parliamentary bodies in Poland) regarding space activities. A Parliamentary Space Group representative serves as the Polish delegate to the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC). In 2012, the Group organised and hosted the EISC Conference in Poland. www.sejm.gov.pl | +48 (22) 694 15 47 7
  8. 8. 04 IN SPACE AND ON EARTH UPSTREAM Participation in ESA space missions Signing the cooperation agreement with ESA in 1994 paved the way for Polish entities to participate in the Agency’s missions. A number of space instruments have been constructed in the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences, in cooperation with over a dozen Polish companies. Instruments created in Poland took part in missions aimed at remote and direct studies of the properties of the atmospheres and surfaces of planets and bodies of the Solar System. The most noteworthy missions with Polish instruments on board are: Rosetta Mars Express The Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences developed for the mission the MUPUS instrument (MUlti PUrpose Sensor for surface and subsurface science). This instrument is a mechanically advanced manipulator and penetrator, whose purpose is to dig into the surface of the 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko comet. The penetrator has several detectors which, upon the landing expected in 2014, will allow to study the physical properties and composition of the comet’s nucleus. Polish engineers developed the power supply unit and pointing system for the Planetary Fourier Spectrometer (PFS). The purpose of this spectrometer is spectral analysis of the light reflected and emitted by the surface and atmosphere of Mars. Cassini-Huygens The instrument constructed in Poland is the THP (Thermal Properties) Sensor for measurement of temperature and thermal conductivity. The sensor was installed on board the Huygens spacecraft, which in 2005 landed on the surface of Titan – a moon of Saturn. The measurements made by the sensor allowed the study of Titan’s surface properties. 8 Herschel Space Observatory The telescope, launched in 2009, is used to help explain the creation of galaxies and the formation of stars, as well as studying gas, dust clouds and comet matter. The Polish contribution to the construction of this telescope is significant. Key elements of the Local Oscillator System for the Heterodyne Instrument (HIFI) were designed and built in the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences – HLCU block (HIFI Local Oscillator Control Unit) constitutes a complete power supply and control unit of the Local Oscillator.
  9. 9. 73 Polish satellites Polish trace on Mars The first two Polish research satellites were developed under Polish-Canadian-Austrian programme BRIght Target Explorer (BRITE). Both satellites, named Lem and Heweliusz, are of nano class, weighing less than 10 kg each. Their task is to study the largest and brightest stars in our galaxy in order to learn more about their internal structure. Engineers and scientists of the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences have been responsible for constructing these satellites. One of the most spectacular planetary missions has been the Mars Science Laboratory. Planetary robot Curiosity, which has been exploring the surface of Mars since 2012, is equipped with a number of research instruments – one of them is a tunable laser spectrometer, which includes uncooled infrared detectors MCT, designed and produced by VIGO Systems. The spectrometer collects information about the environment on Mars’ surface. Optical instruments The Creotech Instruments company developed a series of CCD cameras to observe gamma-ray bursts. “Pi of the Sky” system allows the quick processing and analysis of data in real time. The cameras provide scientists with data on black hole creation. A network of robotic telescopes allows the observation of a large area of sky and can be used to detect and monitor space debris. Polish instruments in space Precise time systems The Piktime Systems company designs and constructs precise time receivers, which allow the comparison of satellite navigation signals and indications of satellite clocks’ differences. Piktime’s solutions are used by a time laboratory of the main ground-based control station of the European satellite navigation system Galileo (Galileo Control Centre, Precise Time Facility, Fucino, Italy). 9
  10. 10. 04 DOWNSTREAM Satellite images in the public sector Precise agriculture Polish companies offer a wide spectrum of services based on analysis of satellite imagery. The products supplied include analyses of agglomerations development for spatial planning, analyses of environmental changes for the purposes of environmental protection and various maps aiding the forest management sector. Agricultural lands constitute around 60% of the total area of Poland. Due to this, the satellite services market for agriculture has huge potential for growth and new technologies may improve the effectiveness in this sector of economy. Polish companies offer precise agriculture services, providing solutions that allow the evaluation of local crop conditions and tools for crop optimisation. Road navigation Polish satellite navigation system Automapa gained great popularity thanks to the integration of multiple satellite technologies. The system makes use of maps which are regularly updated through detection of new buildings on satellite images. The maps contain a complete road grid, 3D visualisations of buildings and their detailed addresses. Based on user movement analysis there is a mechanism that allows the detection and avoidance of traffic jams or unexpected congestions. In addition, up-to-date maps and information about the road situation are posted on the map portal Targeo.pl. Vehicle monitoring Due to its geographical location, Poland belongs to the group of so-called transit countries. In order to lower costs, improve fleet management and increase safety, more and more Polish transport companies are using satellite monitoring of their vehicles. This is possible thanks to the platform AutoControl 2.0, developed in Poland, whose scope of operation encompasses the whole of Europe. 10 Crisis management The location and climatic conditions of Poland cause regular flood and fire threats. Observed climatic changes indicate that material losses resulting from these threats will increase. For this reason, Polish crisis management authorities are beginning to make use of satellite imaging for threat evaluation, operational planning and damage assessment, such as during the flood recovery action in 2010. The Crisis Information Centre was established in Poland and provides operational support to rescue services and crisis management authorities in use of satellite applications.
  11. 11. Polish advantages Large number of enthusiasts, fascinated with space, engaged in education and amateur projects. Great interest and high level of technical courses in higher education institutions. A SPACE FOR YOUTH Different NGOs and student associations are very active groups in the Polish space sector. They take part in informing public opinion about the advantages of investing in the space industry and provide a place for young people to gain their first experience in the sector. Long before Poland joined ESA, Polish students participated in the majority of the Agency’s educational programmes. Among them were projects connected with constructing satellites, such as Young Engineers’ Satellite 2 (YES2), SSETI Express, European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) and European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO). Furthermore, Polish students’ scientific and technological experiments were tested during the parabolic flights campaigns and flights of stratospheric balloons. In 2012, the first student satellite “PW-Sat” was launched into orbit. Its task was to test a passive deorbitation system. The satellite, constructed in the Cubesat standard, was developed in the Warsaw University of Technology in cooperation with the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Of equal importance was a double win by Polish-made robots, constructed by the students of the Białystok University of Technology, in the prestigious University Rover Challenge in the United States, organised by an international organisation – The Mars Society. The most active Polish organisations involved in education projects are: Mars Society Polska, Studenckie Koło Astronautyczne (Student’s Space Association), Polskie Towarzystwo Rakietowe (Polish Rocket Society), ARISS Polska and Copernicus Project. 11
  12. 12. 05 ADAPTRONICA AMMONO ASSECO POLAND The company conducts research and provides services and products in intelligent technologies. The largest producer of gallium nitride (GaN) in Europe. The largest IT company in Poland, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The parent company of international group Asseco has associated IT companies operating in Europe, Russia, Israel, the United States, Canada, Japan, Georgia and South Africa. 12 COMPANIES Its offer includes technical condition monitoring systems, piezoelectric actuators, calculations using MES software, consultancy regarding technical diagnostics of machines and devices. The company operates in the safety engineering sector. The company’s research sectors include intelligent sensors and actuators, adaptive impact energy diffusion and construction vibration attenuation. One of the company’s activity areas is development of technologies for improving small aviation safety. Since 2008, it has operated as a spin-out company, originating from the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. SME www.adaptronica.pl ul. Szpitalna 32 05-092 Łomianki The company specialises in semiconductors. Based on its own patented technology, The company develops the production of gallium nitride substrates and exports them abroad. The materials produced are characterised by the highest quality worldwide. The main applications of gallium nitride are in high-power and high-frequency transistors, lasers and light emitting diodes (LED). Polish company established in 1999. SME www.ammono.com ul. Strużańska 8 05-126 Stanisławów Pierwszy Asseco specialises in software production and development. It provides and implements integrated, comprehensive solutions for the banking sector, insurance companies, energy sector, telecommunications, health care, local governments, agriculture and uniformed services. In 2012, the Asseco group was ranked in the top ten of the “TOP 100 European Software Vendors”. LARGE COMPANY www.asseco.pl ul. Olchowa 14 35-322 Rzeszów
  13. 13. ASTRI POLSKA ASTRONIKA BCM LOGIC SOLUTIONS CREOTECH INSTRUMENTS Joint-venture company, established jointly by European concern EADS Astrium and the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The company specialises in constructing space mechanisms and structures. The company specialises in providing support tools to large, medium and small businesses, facilitating Business Continuity Management of their organisations in real time. The company designs and provides complete products in the following areas: time synchronisation systems, M2M systems, digital camera systems, measurement systems and power supply systems. It specialises in electronics, optoelectronics and projects in the areas of: GNSS, satellite observations, telecommunications and robotics. It offers integrated satellite applications combining localisation, observation and telecommunication technologies. Applications provided by Astri Polska are used in crisis management, spatial planning, environmental protection and precise agriculture. The company has implemented the space technology transfer programme in Poland and participates in eight research projects of FP7 and a number of ESA projects. EUROPEAN INVESTMENT IN POLAND T h e p r o d u c t s o ff e r i n c l u d e s Lock&Release devices, an ultralight extended antenna systems and innovative solutions for mechanisms for the exploration of other planets. The company designs, constructs, integrates and tests space mechanisms. It also constructs satellite devices from prototype to flight models. Astronika is a spin-out company established by engineers with extensive experience in the construction of innovative research instruments for the purposes of international space missions. SME www.astronika.pl ul. Bartycka 18A 00-716 Warszawa Its products aim to improve businessIT cooperation in a company as well as project portfolio management. The company, established in 2011, operates in the IT and consultancy sector. SME www.bcmlogic.com ul. Grzybowska 80/82 00-844 Warszawa Creotech is currently undertaking a contract for the installation of a power supply unit in an instrument to be installed on the International Space Station. In the near future, the company will focus on the further development of specialised digital cameras and new generation computers for space missions. The company was established in 2008 by three former employees of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. SME www.creotech.pl ul. Gen. L. Okulickiego 7/9 05-500 Piaseczno www.astripolska.pl ul. Tamka 3 00-349 Warszawa 13
  14. 14. 05 CUBE.ITG GEOSYSTEMS POLSKA GMV INNOVATING SOLUTIONS IT firm creating and implementing the most effective and innovative solutions in their class. The company specialises in spatial information, technologies for its acquisition, processing, analysis and presentation. The company provides innovative IT solutions for the space sector in the upstream and downstream segments. Research and development activity of the company focuses on finding new applications for satellite teledetection and photogrammetry, multisource data fusion and development of spatial information systems. GEOSYSTEMS Polska has the largest and most up-to-date spatial data for the country. GMV offers solutions in the areas of: systems and applications based on global satellite navigation, flight dynamics systems, satellite real time supervision and control systems, space mission analysis and planning systems. GMV provides software for managing on-board systems and payload data, creates attitude and orbital control systems (AOCS), guidance, navigation and control systems (GNC) and IT systems for research operations centres. The company offers a wide spectrum of IT solutions in the area of satellite communication, mission simulation and test station software. CUBE.ITG works closely with universities and research institutes in order to compose its own products and services for the space sector, which are to become the basis for the development of future space programmes. Based on constantly developing experience, the company aspires to become the leading provider of services in BigData management, robotics and efficient data processing and analysis. 14 COMPANIES LARGE COMPANY www.cubeitg.pl ul. Wołowska 6 51-116 Wrocław The company is a co-producer of the most popular car navigation system in Poland, Automapa, and map portal Targeo.pl, which allows the user to observe current road traffic congestion. The company was established in 1995. It operates in the area of geoinformation technology and satellite teledetection. SME www.geosystems.pl ul. Smolna 38/5 00-375 Warszawa EUROPEAN INVESTMENT IN POLAND www.gmv.com ul. Hrubieszowska 2 01-209 Warszawa
  15. 15. HERTZ SYSTEMS ITTI KENBIT PIKTIME SYSTEMS The company operates in the defence, safety, transport, telecommunication and space sectors. A company operating in the ICT sector. It participates in over 30 R&D projects in ICT, financed from the programmes of the European Union, European Defence Agency and national programmes. The company specialises in IT systems and telecommunication devices. The company is a global leader in designing and manufacturing of measurement equipment for precise comparison of atomic clocks on very long distances. Its activity areas comprise developing and operating technologies for tactical systems of data exchange on the military market as well as GPS-based telematic systems for civil users (e.g. fleet management), safety management systems and vehicle monitoring for state services. The company has received many awards for its achievements – in 2012, it won, among other things, the Polish Business Leader Golden Statue, awarded by the Business Centre Club. The company has been present on the market for 25 years. SME www.hertzsystems.com al. Zjednoczenia 118 A 65-120 Zielona Góra Its specialisation comprises consulting services in IT and telecommunication and performing applied research in IT/ICT. ITTI develops innovative applications and dedicated software, implements opinion polls and performs market evaluations and analyses using a wide spectrum of methods and research techniques. In addition, the company provides services for project management, fundraising and business and legal consultancy in the area of IT and telecommunications. SME www.itti.com.pl ul. Rubież 46 61-612 Poznań IT systems created by KenBIT are focused on automation and reliability, timeliness of data exchange and ICT safety. The telecommunication devices concern digital radio and cable communication as well as electronic intelligence. Systems developed and implemented by KenBIT are used among others by the Polish Navy, Ground Forces and Border Guard. The company was established in 2003 by employees of the Military University of Technology. SME www.kenbit.pl ul. Żytnia 15/22 01-014 Warszawa Piktime Systems has provided over 140 time transfer systems for customers worldwide. It offers time transfer systems and develops time and frequency algorithms and software. One of the company’s key projects was participation in the implementation of a time laboratory for the main ground-based control station of the European satellite navigation system, Galileo, in Italy. The company was established in 2007. SME www.piktime.com ul. Mazowiecka 59 60-623 Poznań 15
  16. 16. Robotics Inventions 05 16 RADIOTECHNIKA MARKETING ROBOTICS INVENTIONS The largest producer and supplier of armed forces equipment in Poland, Polish Defence Holding has associates in over 40 companies in the defence sector from Poland and abroad that employ nearly 10 000 workers. It is the largest research and development institution in the Polish defence industry. COMPANIES POLISH DEFENCE HOLDING The company is a producer of systems for special applications. Its main customers are military, mining and heavy industry. The company operates in robotics and specialises in systems for autonomy. Holding specialises in manufacturing ammunition and missiles, armoured vehicles and platforms (tanks, specialised vehicles, repair and recovery vehicles), electronic and radiolocation systems (command systems, radars, sensors, antiaircraft and antimissile systems), firearms and individual soldier equipment (protective vests, personal weapon, gunsights and optoelectronic systems, helmets, and gas masks). LARGE COMPANY www.pho.pl al. Jana Pawła II 11 00-828 Warszawa Radiotechnika Marketing designs, produces and performs tests on highly specialised electric, fibre optic and hybrid cables. It specialises in power supply systems and components for these systems, such as high power feeders for military use, energy processing systems, filtration and EMC interference reduction systems. The company also produces drive control systems, actuator systems and is involved in manufacturing and distribution of military plugs. The company conducts R&D activities in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Radiotechnika Marketing continues the manufacturing traditions of the oldest electronic company in Poland – Spółdzielnia Pracy Radiotechnika. SME www.radiotechnika.com.pl ul. Fabryczna 20, Pietrzykowice 55-080 Kąty Wrocławskie Robotics Inventions offers autonomous and semi-autonomous mobile robots for household and industrial use, as well as vision and teleoperation systems, IT solutions for robot swarm control and autonomy systems. Its offer also includes services connected with designing and manufacturing of mobile robots. In 2008, Robotics Inventions expanded its activity to the space sector, beginning implementation of R&D projects in the area of controlling and positioning of robots. SME www.roboticsinventions.com ul. Marynarska 14 02-674 Warszawa
  17. 17. SATIM SATELLITE MONITORING SENER SMALLGIS SOLARIS OPTICS The company’s business areas focus on satellite and aircraft monitoring of natural risks. Sener Sp. z o.o. is a subsidiary company of private engineering company Sener SIS from Spain. SATIM specialises in monitoring of vertical ground movements, studying the stability of surface infrastructure and monitoring of changes in land management. The company acts as an intermediary in purchasing satellite and aircraft spatial data, provides spatial analysis and creates geoportals and spatial databases. Sener specialises in the following areas of space engineering: m e c h a t ro n i c s a n d m e c h a n i c s (deployment mechanisms, linear and rotary actuators, antenna direction mechanisms, lock and release mechanisms, control electronics, structures); optics (designing and integration of complete optical devices, mirror stabilisation systems, optical filter change systems); control systems, attitude and orbital control systems – AOCS and GNC (system engineering, designing of operating parts of control systems and AOCS, applications and software development). The company operates in the geoinformation technology sector. It is an authorised business partner of the key satellite operators. The company operates as a satellite services broker. The company has the capability to design and analyse optical systems and thin layers. It operates its own modern machine and measurement equipment. The company exports over 90% of its products to global customers. The firm was established as a spinoff company of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. SME www.satim.pl ul. Adama Mickiewicza 30 building A0, office 385 30-059 Kraków EUROPEAN INVESTMENT IN POLAND www.sener.pl ul. Żelazna 28/30 00-832 Warszawa SmallGIS renders services and supplies products in the areas of optical and radar imaging, geo-IT software, dedicated GIS systems, as well as GNSS receivers, mobile GIS software and armoured mobile computers. SmallGIS offers advanced services with a high innovation level and added value based on satellite image and GIS data processing. SME www.smallgis.pl ul. Wadowicka 8a 30-415 Kraków Their products are characterised by high quality and are mostly used in industrial lasers, measurement and research equipment and photolithography. Customers are in industries such as semi-conductors, laser processing of materials, telecommunications, defence, scientific research and medicine. The company has been in operation since 1991. Its headquarters and production plant are located near Warsaw. SME www.solarisoptics.com.pl ul. Sobieskiego 49 05-410 Józefów 17
  18. 18. 05 SILESIAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE OF AVIATION INDUSTRY (SCNTPL) The company renders services in manufacturing advanced composite structures. 18 COMPANIES The major recipient of the company’s services is the aviation industry, as well as other industry sectors that require reduction of the weight of a given element, while at the same time preserving its high durability parameters (space and automotive industry, yachting, etc.). The Centre specialises in designing, modelling and manufacturing composite structures. It also has its own material testing laboratory, offering a wide spectrum of strength, fatigue and non-destructive tests. SME www.scntpl.pl ul. Nad Białką 25 43-502 Czechowice-Dziedzice TOPGAN LASERS VIGO SYSTEM One of the first companies to develop and demonstrate laser diode technology. The company manufactures uncooled photon infrared detectors and is recognised as a worldwide leader in this area. The specialisation of TopGaN Lasers comprise laser technologies using a new group of semi-conducting compounds (gallium, indium and aluminium nitride). The company offers nitride epitaxial structures for the purposes of optoelectronic and electronic industries, laser diodes and laser diode matrices. Established in 2001 by employees of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). SME www.topganlasers.com al. Prymasa Tysiąclecia 98 01-424 Warszawa Vigo System specialises in infrared detectors, dedicated electronics, thermographic cameras and measurement systems. Uncooled infrared detectors developed by Vigo System constitute an element of one of the research instruments of the NASA MSL Curiosity robotic rover, which began its mission on Mars on 6 August 2012. SME www.vigo.com.pl ul. Poznańska 129/133 05-850 Ożarów Mazowiecki
  19. 19. VRATIS WASAT WB ELECTRONICS The company develops advanced tools for biomedical image analysis, software accelerating simulation of liquid flow on GPU cards and technologies that allow executing physical simulations in cloud computing. A geoinformation company designing solutions and rendering services based on satellite teledetection, geospatial information systems, satellite and hybrid navigation. One of the major companies in the Polish defence sector, specialising in applications of electronics and IT in the military. The company’s products are highly specialised solutions, purchased mainly by international corporations (e.g. Siemens, Schlumberger), universities (e.g. University of Cambridge, Shanghai University, Iowa State University) and research and development institution worldwide (e.g. ETH Zurich). Since 2013, the company has been contracted by the European Space Agency. The company was established in 2006. SME www.vratis.com ul. Muchoborska 18 54-424 Wrocław Wasat’s offer includes geoinformaiton products, agrotechnical works conducted on farms, services for the environmental protection sector and localisation solutions for the purposes of mobile application developers. The company is currently implementing several R&D projects financed by the European Space Agency, SME www.wasat.pl ul. Żurawia 22 00-515 Warszawa WB Electronics is a supplier of military communication systems, command support systems and services in the field of integration of military vehicles. One of the company’s significant activity areas is the design and construction of complete unmanned aerial vehicles, its strength being specialised remote control systems as well as software and information encoding systems. WB Electronics has been in business since 1997. Its products are used in over 30 countries worldwide. . LARGE COMPANY www.wb.com.pl ul. Poznańska 129/133 05-850 Ożarów Mazowiecki 19
  20. 20. 06 20 SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS SPACE RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES INSTITUTE OF AVIATION The Centre is the only Polish scientific and research institute solely focused on space research and construction of scientific instruments. Since its foundation in 1976, over 70 scientific and research instruments and sub-systems have been constructed for use in international space missions. The first two Polish scientific satellites – Lem and Heweliusz – have also been built in the Centre. Established in 1926, it manages scientific, research and engineering activities in aviation and astronautics. Areas researched in the Institute include developing new space propulsion systems, ecological rocket fuels, studying rocket structures and analysing dynamics of their flight. www.cbk.waw.pl ul. Bartycka 18A 00-716 Warszawa www.ilot.edu.pl al. Krakowska 110/114 02-256 Warszawa INSTITUTE OF GEODESY AND CARTOGRAPHY INSTITUTE OF TELECOMMUNICATION Established in 1945, before the end of World War II. The Institute manages research and application activities (including teledetection) for geodetic and cartographic practice, central and local government administration, environmental protection, agriculture, forestry, spatial planning and management. The Institute conducts scientific and research activities in the area of telecommunications and information technologies. It is involved in planning and designing telecommunication networks, new generation radiocommunication systems, broadband access networks, new generation optical networks, security of networks and services, network management, analysis of electromagnetic compatibility, optoelectronics and development of special telecommunication systems. www.igik.edu.pl ul. Modzelewskiego 27 02-679 Warszawa www.itl.waw.pl ul. Szachowa 1 04-894 Warszawa
  21. 21. WROCŁAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Established in 1945, it now has 12 departments with over 35 000 students. The Wrocław University of Technology developed antennas installed on the Columbus module for broadcasting digital TV signal from the International Space Station, as well as an antenna model for broadband satellites on the request of the French Space Agency. Other projects in which the University was involved include: ESEO, SSETI-Express, ESMO and construction of re-entry vehicles. Established in 1915, it is one of the largest and most prestigious technical universities in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. The university has over 36 000 students in 19 departments. Students of the Warsaw University of Technology take an active part in space education projects. The first Polish student satellite PW-Sat was built at the university. www.pwr.wroc.pl ul. Stanisława Wyspiańskiego 27 50-370 Wrocław The first Polish student satellite was launched into orbit in 2012 www.pw.edu.pl pl. Politechniki 1 00-661 Warszawa INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR AUTOMATION AND MEASUREMENTS (PIAP) MILITARY UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Established in 1965, it conducts research activities in the areas of security, automatics, robotics and measurements. It specialises in mobile robotics, precise mechanics, construction of manipulators, suspension systems for mobile robots and autonomy of robots. The Institute’s work in the space sector focuses on robotics, image processing and GNSS applications. PIAP offers mobile robots for various purposes which are used by the police, border guard and army in many countries. The state military-civil university of technology was established in 1951. Its 7 departments accommodate 10 000 students. In 2013, the National Centre for Space and Satellite Engineering was established within the university, operating in the areas of development of selected space technologies and education. www.piap.pl al. Jerozolimskie 202 02-486 Warszawa www.wat.edu.pl ul. Sylwestra Kaliskiego 2 00-908 Warszawa 21
  22. 22. COMPETENCE MAP 22 Ae rot Au herm tom od En atio ynam n, vir ics T o EE nme elep EC res nta Ele omp l Co ence ntr on ctr & Fli oma ents ol Lif Rob o gh e gn a tD eti nd Q Sup tics c y Gr ou nam Tec ualit port nd hn EC y ics Lif LS e & Stati & G ologi N o es Ma Phys n Sy SS an dT ste ter ica ec Me ials & l Sc m an hn ie ch iqu an Proc nces d Ne es Mi ism tw es ssi ork se s& on s s Tr On O Bo per ibolo Op ard ation gy Da tic ta- and Op s Sy Gr ste o toe ms und lec Pro Da tro pu ta nic Sy s Qu lsion ste alit ms RF y, De Pa ylo pend Sp ac ad a abili ty eD nd a Sp ac ebris Syst nd S eS em afe Sp s ty ac ystem eS Sp yst Con ac em tr e So ol Sp craft f ac ec Elec tware r Str t uc aft E rical t n Sy ures viro Powe ste & P nm r Th m De yrot ent & erm ec s E al ign & hnic ffec Ot ts s Ve he r rifi Ba ca tio se n do Ba se n Ea do rth Ba se n Sat Obse do ell rv Int eg n Sa ite N ation av rat tel ig li ed Ap te Te ation lec pli ca tio omm ns un ica tio n 07 TECHNOLOGIES Adaptronica Asseco Poland Ammono Astri Polska BCM Logic Solutions Astronika Creotech Instruments GEOSYSTEMS Polska CUBE.ITG GMV Innovating Solutions Hertz Systems KenBIT ITTI Polish Defence Holding Piktime Systems Radiotechnika Marketing SATIM Satellite Monitoring Robotics Inventions SmallGIS Sener Solaris Optics TopGaN Lasers SCNTPL VIGO System VRATIS WB Electronics WASAT Institute of Geodesy and Cartography Space Research Centre PAN Institute of Telecommunication Institute of Aviation Wrocław University of Technology Warsaw University of Technology Military University of Technology PIAP SERVICES
  23. 23. Photo Credits: page 4 - Jan Heweliusz-Daniel Schultz (Wikimedia Commons); Mikołaj Kopernik-Jan Matejko (Wikimedia Commons); Mirosław Hermaszewski (Faculty of Physics, University of Bialystok); page 5 - ESA - European Space Agency (background); page 6 - ESA - European Space Agency (background); from left: ESA - European Space Agency; „Pi of the Sky” Consortium; page 7 - from left: ESA - European Space Agency; Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences; strona 11 - from left: Paweł Sańczyk,PW-Sat; Bialystok University of Technology;
  24. 24. Ministry of Economy Polish Agency for Enterprise Development Plac Trzech Krzyży 3/5 00–507 Warszawa tel: +48 22 693 50 00 www.mg.gov.pl ul. Pańska 81/83 00–834 Warszawa tel: +48 22 432 80 80 www.parp.gov.pl