On 12 May this year, the Polish Space Agency commissioned an initial feasibility study Astronomical Observation Satellites in the UV band.
The contractor study will be chosen through a competition titled, Center for Astronomical Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish Academy of Sciences (CAMK). The agreement was signed on 12 May 2016 by prof. dr. hab. Mark Banaszkiewicz, President of PAK and prof. dr. hab. Peter both German and Sorbian, Director CAMK in the presence of representatives of agencies - Vice President Peter Suszyńskiego defense and the director of the Department of Military Technology Satellite PAK, Mieczyslaw Lepionki and representatives of the Board CAMK. Development has to be ready by the end of September 2016.
Astronomical observation satellite band UV is to serve scientific purposes. Its main task will be to study the variability of photometric and / or spectroscopic space objects in the field of UV radiation. The ultraviolet spectral region is in which radiate strongly objects hot. Through the use of satellites will be so you can watch both stars and non-stars (including quasars and blazars) or the early stages of supernova explosions close.
Pre-feasibility study of astronomical observation satellites in the band UV prepared on the recommendation of PAK is to describe the technical side of the project concerning the architecture of a satellite system, this technology allows the simultaneous observation of spectroscopic and photometric variability of space objects by a single satellite. It should also provide the relevance and feasibility studies of space objects in the field of UV radiation and technical capacities and potential of the Polish industry related to construction of astronomical satellites.
The contest, in which a contractor pre-feasibility study astronomical observation satellites in the band has emerged out UV Astronomical Center. Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish Academy of Sciences, was announced Feb. 11, 2016. In response to the announcement contest, which was sent to 20 entities to the Polish Space Agency received 2 offers.
In recent months, POLSA commissioned two other feasibility studies - the company Astri Poland Sp. o.o. on the feasibility study of the project system architecture of awareness in the area of space in Poland, with particular emphasis subsystem monitoring and tracking of space objects (in March 2016) and the company PZL "Warszawa-Okecie" SA to develop pre-feasibility study of satellite imaging radar system (in December 2015).