Our first major piece of equipment, VaQube-1 was delivered. More details here.

VaQube-1 Delivered

Our colleagues have delivered today VaQube-1, our first major piece of equipment for conducting tests on products for space. The main component of the installation is a vacuum chamber for long duration tests, built based on the requirements of the client, as it will be used for contracts with the European Space Agency (ESA). Our AIT facilities team was able to design, manufacture, test and deliver the product within 6 months from the order. VaQube-1 is a compact, Read more…

Announcing HaPPi HAT Compact GNSS receiver

Today we have finished the assembly and testing of our first product for the mass market: the High Accuracy Positioning Pi HAT. The HAPPi HAT is a Raspberry Pi extension board targeting autonomous rovers and UAVs offering sub-decimetre positioning accuracy in a compact and low-power device. For developing the HAPPi HAT we have leveraged years of experience in GNSS signal processing with our capabilities of high skilled electronic design. The board utilizes a professional grade GNSS receiver to compute solutions based Read more…

Iaso Presented Publicly

Today we had a public presentation of the Iaso COVID-19 Response Platform as part of the Sol-2020 Matchmaking Day event organized by UEFISCDI – the financing authority for R&D in Romania. The final presentation of the solution our consortium proposed took place in September 2020, when the full platform was demonstrated in real time with officials from the Ministry of Education and Research, the Romanian Space Agency, the Ministry of Health and the Special Telecommunications Read more…

Stratospheric Balloon Launches in 2020

RISE is announcing the finalization of its 2020 campaign of high altitude balloon launches. This year we have managed to have 4 balloon launches coordinated by us and also help our friends at kidibot​​​​​​​ with the launch of an educational balloon. Besides carrying several experiments on hardware we produced, we also managed to pass the record for the highest HAB flight in Romania. We thank all our partners who helped in development and tracking of our flights Read more…

MARGOT Project Results at ION GNSS+ 2020

The MARGOT project was successfully completed this month. With almost 2800 hours of data collected in different maritime and fluvial navigation environments and an in-depth analysis of the local errors that impacted the GNSS measurements, the project provided conclusions for local error modelling and recommendations for future maritime regulations. The project was included in ESA’s NAVISP Element I programme and it was developed by RISE, with the Romanian Space Agency, GMV, Joanneum Research and GeoEcoMar Read more…

CovTrack Featured on ESA’s WebSite

We are proud to notice that the website of the European Space Agency​​​​​​​ recognizes our efforts of rapidly re-orienting our background experience in space towards mitigating, at least in part, the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic. CovTrack is a contact tracing application for mobile devices notifying users of potential interactions with confirmed COVID-19 patients and helping them decide if self-isolation is necessary when exposures are confirmed. The application has at its foundation our Agora suite – Read more…

Space Summer Academy

Together with the University Politehnica of Bucharest and companies from the Romanian space sector, RISE has organized the first edition of the Space Summer Academy​​​​​​​. The event was dedicated to students interested to learn more about space projects through courses and applied workshops. Our experts held several lectures and guided the student teams towards their final goal of formulating complete proposals for CubeSat missions.  We were thrilled to meet engaged future specialists and we are looking forward Read more…

Marking 50 Years from The Moon Landing

RISE is marking 50 years from the moment of the first crewed mission to the surface of the Moon by unveiling a Memorial Plaque during an event at the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest.  The plaque depicts the crew of the Apollo 11 mission: Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin A. Aldrin and Michael Collins. The unveiling and the reception was coordinated by the Romanian Space Agency and took place in the presence of representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Romania. Although Read more…