NMHH congratulates SMOG-1 for entering orbit

Published: 25 March 2021

The National Media and Infocommunications Authority supported the development of the latest Hungarian picosatellite with HUF 16 million asset support.

SMOG-1 the latest Hungarian satellite developed by the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) started operation in space at dawn on Thursday.

“We have been through long hours of waiting. Last night SMOG-1 reached space from aboard the Italian satellite UNISAT-7 and can now start its operation. The National Media and Infocommunications Authority hereby congratulates this outstanding achievement of space-based telecommunication” - said Deputy Director-General Péter Vári.

During the development of SMOG-1, NMHH supported the development of a new satellite-tracking antenna system with HUF 16 million. NMHH has been contributing to the development of the SMOG satellite family both with expertise and funding for several years. The purpose of the new satellite includes studying electrosmog and a new frequency band, mostly 700-960 Mhz.