Airbus has announced its Bartolomeo platform has been launched on from Cape Canaveral, Florida, US to the International Space Station (ISS), and will be installed outside of the Columbus Laboratory, the European module of the ISS built by Airbus, the company said.
The platform will offer new and affordable Earth observation applications and give companies and research institutions the unique opportunity to explore their project quickly and easily in space.
Bartolomeo – named after Christopher Columbus´ younger brother – is funded by Airbus and will be operated with the support of the European Space Agency (ESA). The platform can host up to 12 different payload slots, providing them with a power supply and data transmission back to Earth.
Bartolomeo is an all-in-one mission service that pioneers sustainable space for a safe and united world.