“Space Technologies for Innovation s.r.l.”, “ST4I”, is an Italian SME.
Credibility, Competence, Innovative Ideas as well as Enabling Technologies development and Detailed Design Control attitude are believed of paramount importance by ST4I. That is the main reason for the presence in the company of owners - individuals and SMEs - exhibiting deep knowledge of the European Space’s Industry as well as excellent technical background gained through the participation to the most important Space R&D and Commercial European programs over last 40 years.
ST4I’s mission is to conceive and develop, in the field of satellite segment, products and related services based on added-value technologies, through applied research, technology transfer and engineering activities. Such effort shall be addressed to on-board satellite and on-ground at the level of component, equipment and sub-system in the domain of Telecom, Navigation, Earth Observation and Science at all operating bands and set of applications.
Innovative enabling technologies development is considered the “key” to maintain appeal to market especially when on-board and on-ground market ask for product miniaturization and cost minimization.
The participation to the ESA world of opportunities - through the support of ASI - is considered by ST4I the preferred approach to allow the growth of SMEs according to their own identified Products roadmap.
ST4I is addressing interest on technological opportunities characterized by low TRL recommending high innovation substantiated by credible solutions.
The (V)HTS scenario is the one ST4I is investing at the end identifying innovative solutions where the active antenna and associated BFNs play an important enabling role. Particular attention is devoted by ST4I to flexible and reconfigurable satellite payloads through analogue and/or digital configurations.
ST4I autonomously manages the whole set of the project development phases, being operational over the entire value chain, from the initial offer preparation to the product manufacturing process and test passing through all qualification processes. ST4I is in the position to address and manage all the necessary competence in terms of state-of-art electrical design, thermo-mechanical analysis, passive and active components and equipment, technology assessment and future needs as well as devices integration and test.