UCD graduate company awarded €650,000 contract with European Space Agency 

ENBIO has announced a European Space Agency (ESA) contract worth €650,000 to develop advanced surface coatings for Neosat, Europe’s next generation of telecommunications satellites. ENBIO, a graduate of NovaUCD, is working with ESA as part of its Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems programme (ARTES).

The aim of the Neosat platform is to create the next generation satellite platforms and allow European manufacturers to capture over half the world’s satcom market between now and 2030, potentially worth €25 billion.

The announcement was made during an Enterprise Ireland trade mission visit to the European Space Agency Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, led by John Halligan TD, Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation.