PLATiNO is the all-electric multi-purpose small satellite platform, deployable in constellation and suitable for a wide range of multi-mission applications (e.g. Optical, SAR, Telecom, etc.). It is perfectly compliant with the Italian VEGA launcher.

PLATiNO represents the first Italian answer to the Space Economy, aiming to the development of a new generation of Multi-purpose 200kg small satellites for innovative multi-mission applications.

For this space programme, Sitael has built up an industrial team maximizing the synergies among the high-level key competences and proven heritage of the most important Italian Space industries, such as Thales Alenia Space, Space Engineering and Leonardo.

The PLATiNO programme defines the achievement of the in-flight qualification with two missions (SAR and Thermal Infra Red) scheduled in 2022 and 2023.

Our involvement

Celestia Antwerp's Test System team will design, developed and manufacture the PDT & TTC SCOE (Payload Data & Telemetry, Tracking, and Command Special Check-Out Equipment) for Sitael.

The PDT and TTC SCOE is a combined Test System to check out the Payload Data interfaces as well as the Telemetry and Telecommand interface. The project builds further on our expertise in delivering RF and TTC-type of SCOEs.

Celestia Antwerp is involved in the Program since 2021.