Remote Sensing

Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about the Earth’s surface by sensing and recording reflected or emitted energy in the visible, infrared and microwave segments of the electromagnetic spectrum.


For monitoring weather systems, meteorologists use satellite images that show current conditions. To forecast weather, a much wider collection of data is needed – most of it is derived from satellite based sensors and atmospheric sounding.


As a large part of electromagnetic spectrum cannot penetrate the Eearth’s atmosphere, astrophysics is strongly linked to satellite technology for studying the overall image of the Universe.

Micro- and nanosatellite technologies

Micro- and nanosatellite technologies will focus on techniques for accurate maneuvering of orbital platforms for interactive remote sensing and formation flying.

Satellite Communications, Hybrid Antennas and Radar Technologies

As part of a work package a  ground control station system (consisting of a 5m and smaller arrays)  for communication with a wide array of academic and commercial satellites will be developed and installed.

Development of a multidisciplinary laboratory for testing space technologies

A multidisciplinary terrestrial laboratory for research of highly accurate closed loop solutions will be started within the framework of Space-SI.

Collaboration in International Space Missions

Centre of Excellence Space-SI will take part in numerous international space missions in the fields of science (Rave, GAIA, Kepler, Planck, Swift and Fermi) and development of new technologies for interactive remote sensing (LAPAN-TUBSAT) and autonomous formation flying (PRISMA).

Transferring Space Technologies to Terrestrial Applications

The Centre of Excellence will forward the outcomes of micro- and nanosatellite space technology developments to areas of terrestrial applications such as telecommunications, machine engineering, electrotechnics, biomedicine, etc.

Dissemination of RTD Results

The results of developmental, scientific and technological projects will be available in various ways.