Our mission is to bring to the market cutting-edge solutions to strengthen access to space.
Founded in 2014, spin-off of the University of Trieste (shareholder at 10%), PICOSATS start-up was born from AtmoCube, a previous educational and research activity aimed at the realization of the first small satellite in Trieste.
Our main motivation was to go beyond this initial experience, and arrive to real and innovative products for space. And here we are.
Trieste, the city of science
Trieste is proudly known in Italy as “the City of Science and Knowledge”. In this so-called “Trieste system” there was no commercial space activity although the corresponding research is definitely top level. PICOSATS is filling this gap.
Awards & Portfolio
Unicredit Launch Pad
Italian Master Startup Award (IMSA)
Space Exploration Masters 2018
Granted by Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1
PICOSATS FAST-PSAT (now BRICSAT) project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, SME Instrument Phase 1 under grant agreement No 782178.
Supported by ASI
SATCROSS project is supported by ASI (Contratto di finanziamento ASI N.2020-2-U.O - CUP: F94I17000010005)
Prime contractor: CNIT - Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni
Sub-contractors: PICOSATS, Consorzio LaMMA
Supported by ESA
PICOSATS RADIOSAT project is supported by ESA in the framework of the activity Miniaturised Ka-band FSS Transponder for Small Satellites (contract 4000117224/16/UK/AD)