SWISSto12 to offer advanced payloads for mini-GEO telecom satellite missions


Santa Clara, CA – August 29, 2019 – SWISSto12, a provider of 3D-printed telecommunications equipment announced today the launch of its advanced payload products for mini-GEO satellites based on 3rd party satellite BUS systems.

The evolution of mini GEO missions (GEO satellites of 100-500kg) is complementary to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellations offered by the satellite communications industry. However, the market lacks experienced and trusted mini-GEO solution providers that can offer reliability and high performance at a price point compatible with the market’s new expectations. SWISSto12’s end-to-end telecom payload and 3-D printed RF products bring a new level of innovation to the GEO market. Together they will deliver highly efficient and customized min-GEO satellites at competitive costs, covering frequency bands from X-band to Ka-band and Q/V bands. Capitalizing on engineering teams from both Europe and the U.S. together with small satellite BUS partners, SWISSto12 aims to expedite the delivery of mini-GEO satellite fleets.

“There is a lot of opportunity in mini-GEO satellites but the pace of development and delivery is hindered by the availability of products that can truly handle the performance and cost challenges while mitigating the risks of space,” said Dr. Emile de Rijk, CEO of SWISSto12.

About SWISSto12

SWISSto12 is a leading provider of telecommunications equipment for the satellite and aerospace industries. The company’s advanced 3D printing technologies deliver lightweight, highly performing and competitive communication products and payload systems. SWISSto12’s lead customers in the space industry include Airbus Defense and Space, Thales Alenia Space, Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions and the European Space Agency. For more information visit or contact us at [email protected]