Mr. Julian Fernandez, OSW2020

Julian Fernandez is a 17 year old Student and is the current Co-Founder and CEO of Fossa Systems, an association dedicated to the development of picosatellite technologies and more specifically, PocketQubes. Julian started the development of the first Spanish pocketqube spacecraft, FOSSASAT-1, in mid-2018. This open-source 1P satellite is experimenting with new spread spectrum LoRa technology for the internet of things and is a demonstrator for the new miniaturized architecture. It launched into orbit on the 10th Electron mission and has been operating for around 2 months. Fossa systems will soon be launching two more demonstrator satellites to test ADCS systems, an earth observation payload, new IoT repeater capabilities and pulsed plasma propulsion.