Creotech Instruments S.A., a leading Polish satellite manufacturer and component provider, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), has signed two cooperation agreements at the 74th International Astronautical Congress in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. These agreements, made with partners from Kazakhstan, underscore the company’s ongoing commitment to international markets and its strategy to expand its satellite system sales globally.
“The agreements in Baku reflect our longstanding efforts to identify potential markets where Creotech can leverage its expertise. Our technologies are now mature enough for us to seek partnerships in countries like Kazakhstan, keen on growing their space programs. Such partnerships, involving the exchange of technology and expertise, are critical for Creotech’s continued growth on the global stage where we aspire to be an important microsatellite technology provider,” said Grzegorz Brona, PhD, President of the Management Board (CEO) of Creotech Instruments S.A.
Partnership with Kazakhstan
The first agreement was ratified with Ghalam LLP, Kazakhstan’s national space system integrator and manufacturer. This contract focuses on joint satellite projects and mutual exchange of information. The second agreement, with the Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications, concerns academic and technological cooperation in the space, energy, and telecommunication sectors. Both agreements were endorsed in the presence of Kamila Król, Poland’s Deputy Minister of Development and Technology, and Malik Olzhabelkov, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Innovation, and Space Industry from Kazakhstan.
Ghalam LLP is a national integrator and manufacturer of space subsystems, overseeing the development of the national space program and new spacecraft. Ghalam also has plans to venture into the space technology testing market, evident from their spacecraft assembly and testing facility built in Astana. Presently, Kazakhstan operates two telecommunications satellites and three Earth-observation satellites in space.
The Gumarbek Daukeyev Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications, one of Central Asia’s top technical universities, offers diverse courses ranging from aerospace engineering to information technology and security, robotics, artificial intelligence, thermal energy, electrical engineering, and telecommunications. Its esteemed faculty caters to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs.
International Astronautical Congress
Since its inception in 1950, the International Astronautical Congress has consistently attracted global space industry stalwarts. The 74th edition, scheduled from 2-6 October in Baku, serves as a hub for space research and technological discussion for representatives of the space industry, fostering international partnerships. With over 5,000 attendees, IAC 2023 holds special significance for Poland as the nation vies to host the 2026 edition in Poznań, with the vote to determine the winning nation being held during this conference. The Polish space sector’s booth, managed by POLSA, sees representatives of the Polish space agency and domestic aerospace businesses showcasing the depth and capabilities of Poland’s space industry offerings.