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Interview: Jonata Puglia, Leaf Space

27 Sep 2016, 10:00 UTC
Interview: Jonata Puglia, Leaf Space
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Italian space startup, Leaf Space, recently announced it has secured one million Euros in financial capital as it aims to simplify access to space for microsatellite operators. This capital will be used to launch on the market Leaf Line, the first telecommunication service completely dedicated to these users. Spaceoneers spoke to Co-Founder and CEO, Jonata Puglia, to find out more.Spaceoneers: First tell us a little about a bit about your company and services.Jonata Puglia: Platform to deliver services for microsatellite operators and we first look towards the communication service which is really … and then the long-term project is to develop ultra-light launch vehicles called Primo.Our core project at this moment is Leaf Line and in particular it solves a problem with communication issues between the ground and space, tailored to microsatellites. We aim to deploy a network of 20 ground stations all around the world with the first eight in Europe. We have already implemented the first ground station here near Milan. It is active and we are already receiving data from space. Another three are in Lithuania, Spain and Ireland. With these 4 we will go to the commercialisation phase and start the service, then higher to implement ...

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