FEATURED ON LE TEMPS— Swiss French-language daily Newspaper

In an article entitled, “Course lancée pour les ressources lunaires“, Sirin Orbital Systems AG‘s technology developments in support of sustainable Lunar exploration was mentioned in the Swiss French-language daily newspaper, Le Temps. Supported by the European Space Agency (ESA), Sirin Orbital Systems AG has been actively leading innovative technology developments including “water storage systems for lunar life support”, “wireless power transfer systems for electrification of lunar robotics and autonomous systems”, and lately “air purification systems for astronautics life support”.

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Sirin Orbital Systems AG is proud to announce that an outstanding book project entitled, “Artificial Intelligence for Space: Trends, Applications, and Perspectives” (ISBN 9781032430898) is successfully completed and is in the production phase. Led by experts at Sirin AI R&D Centre, this project is the outcome of a fruitful international cooperation, gathering expert opinions on the subject, from world-class scholars, researchers and entrepreneurs affiliated with distinguished entities comprising European Space Agency (ESA), Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS, JAXA), University of Colorado, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, Alliance for Collaboration in the Exploration of Space, University of North Carolina, KU Leuven, University of Pisa, Naval Group Belgium, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Cineca, Western Sydney UniversitySapienza University of RomeAIKO S.r.l. and XPRIZE Foundation.

Aimed at space engineers, risk analysts, policy makers, technical experts and non-specialists, this book demonstrates insights into the implementation of AI in the space sector, alongside its limitations and use-case examples. It covers diverse AI-related topics applicable to space technologies or space big data such as AI-based technologies for improving Earth Observation big data, AI for space robotics exploration, AI for astrophysics, AI for emerging in-orbit servicing market, and AI for space tourism safety improvement.

“This book embarks on a journey through the fascinating realm of AI in space, exploring its profound implications, emerging trends, and transformative potential.”

Prof. Dr. Oliver Ullrich
Director UZH Space Hub, University of Zurich

This edited book will be published by CRC Press: Taylor & Francis in December 2023.

・Book website:
Artificial Intelligence for Space: AI4SPACE Trends, Applications, and Perspectives


Sirin Orbital Systems AG filed a patent application for a “mechanically tunable high-precision waveguide phase shifter system”, which enables efficient beam control and beam steering in Wireless Power transfer (WPT) applications. This invention reduces energy losses and makes the design applicable for given high power terrestrial and space WPT applications, notably Space-Based Solar Power (SBSP) systems. This invention is the outcome of an ESA-funded Early Technology Development activity in cooperation with the Institute of Electrical Engineering IET at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU).

A follow-on activity for prototyping and technology readiness enhancement is envisaged.

Patent Priority Date: 19.06.2023
Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI), Bern


Sirin Orbital Systems AG launched the early technology development phase for its innovative series of water/metal-powder micro-propulsion systems for small satellites. Gratefully supported by the Propulsion Section at the European Space Agency (ESA), the activity was kicked off on the 1st of May 2023 aiming at enriching the technology readiness level up to TRL4 within a 15-month project, when it will be then followed up and de-risked through a GSTP-6 Element I “Develop” activity, already endorsed by the National Delegation to ESA.

The project is realized in cooperation with the Zürich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), and receives technical supports from the Space Propulsion Lab at the University of Tokyo.

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Sirin Orbital Systems AG supports – as a member of the Space Energy Initiative (SEI) – UK’s plan for the development of Space Based Solar Power (SBSP).

The Space Energy Initiative is bringing together government, research and industry in the space and energy sectors to develop and deliver a co-ordinated programme of technology development and demonstration for the realization of SBSP. Meeting the timeline set out by the UK Government’s Net Zero pledge, and in partnership with other nations, the aim is to establish the first orbital demonstrator SBSP system by 2030, with the first of a kind operational system delivering power into the grid by 2040. A constellation of Solar Power Satellites would be in operation by the mid 2040s, delivering a substantial proportion of the UK’s energy needs.

Sirin Orbital Systems AG will contribute to SEI with its expertise in the field of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT), a key enabling technology for the realization of SBSP.

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FEATURED — myScience.ch

Sirin Orbital Systems AG was featured in an article published in myScience.ch, entitled “Tinkering for waste collection in space“, describing the R&D efforts at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU), which is performed in cooperation with Sirin Orbital Systems AG. The project was initiated in early summer 2020, within a fruitful internal cooperation supported by Tokyo University of Science (TUS) and NIKON CORPORATION in Japan.

In this joint R&D effort carried out at The Competence Centre Intelligent Sensors and Networks (CC ISN) at HSLU, the development of a smart processor board that provides the possibility for real time detection and classification of space objects based on video image streams from a 2D matrix camera is investigated. A follow-on feasibility study is currently being carried out with the support of the European Space Agency, ESA Initial Support for Innovation (EISI). The final product is aimed to be a fully automated space-qualified camera for space objects detection and classification, with diverse applications such as active debris removal (ADR) missions.

myScience gives an overview of science, research and scientific careers in Switzerland. This platform is intended for researchers, scientists, engineers, academics and everyone interested in science in Switzerland.

Full article on myScience.ch website:
Tinkering for waste collection in space | myScience / news / wire – news in brief

Full article on HSLU website:
Tüfteln für die Müllabfuhr im Weltall (hslu.ch)

INTERNATIONAL— Japan & Switzerland SBSP/WPT Workshop

Full article on swissnex.org

In cooperation with Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH) at Kyoto University, Sirin Orbital Systems AG organized a workshop entitled, “Japan-Switzerland SBSP/WPT Workshop”. The event was hosted at the Kyoto University Tokyo office on the 1st of November 2022. In addition to the Director of Space Industry Office at the Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Head of Science and Technology Office Tokyo, Embassy of Switzerland in Japan, there were 60 hybrid participants among which 17 attended in person.

The workshop was focused on the Japanese and Swiss/European advancements in the field of Space-based Solar Power (SBSP), and more specifically Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) technologies. The following entities presented their technical work on the SBSP/WPT topic in this workshop: Japan Space Systems, SoftBank corp., Kyoto University, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, ISAS/JAXA, and Sirin Orbital Systems AG.


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Sirin Orbital Systems AG sponsored and co-organized a technical talk delivered by Prof. Naoki Shinohara of Kyoto University on the topic, “Space Based Solar Power: Towards a Sustainable Energy Future“. The seminar took place at HSLU – Institut für Elektrotechnik on the 29th of September 2022.

HSLU reference page: https://www.hslu.ch/de-ch/technik-architektur/ueber-uns/campus/veranstaltungen/2022/09/29/iet-techlunch/


Sirin Orbital Systems AG was featured in the ETH Zürich Leading House Asia’s article, describing the successful cooperation of Sirin Orbital Systems AG, HSLU, Nikon Corporation and Tokyo University of Science.

In a joint R&D effort carried out at The Competence Centre Intelligent Sensors and Networks (CC ISN) at HSLU, the development of a smart processor board that provides the possibility for real time detection and classification of space debris based on video image streams from a 2D matrix camera was investigated. A follow-on feasibility study is currently being carried out with the support of the European Space Agency, ESA Initial Support for Innovation.

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