Enbio wins contract to improve protection of satellites in space

Irish surface technology company Enbio has secured a €500,000 (£405,190) contract from the European Space Agengy (ESA) to optimise a proprietary surface treatment to better protect satellites in space.

As part of the contract, Enbio will also establish its first manufacturing facility at its headquarters at NovaUCD, the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs, at University College Dublin.

In its new facility, the company will use its patented technology platform, CoBlast, to produce ‘black’ surfaces, which it will then deploy on the internal and external surfaces of satellites.

The contract was secured with support from Enterprise Ireland, the co-ordinating body for ESA in Ireland.