Hungary's R&D Minister Károly Molnár and Indian ambassador to Hungary Ranjit Rae laid the cornerstone of a more than HUF 2 billion (EUR 7.72 million) R&D center in Budapt on Wednesday, October 15th, 2008.
EL-TECH Center, a consortium of four companies including BHE Bonn Hungary will host 8-10 technology companies and provide work for about 300 people, said Károly Kazi, managing director.
The grand opening of the ICT center is planned in May 2010. The center will also serve as an Aerospace ICT Incubation House for SME-s.
Budapest University of Technology and Economics started to develop the first experimental Hungarian mini-sattelite. Three University departments and two companies are taking part in the project. CAD-Terv Llc. Is taking part in the CAD design, BHE Electronics Llc. will ground-test the 1kg sattelite.
The MaSat-1 will be able to function for 3 month at 2000km above the earth. The major systems are: high reliablity power supply system, low power-consumption communication system, redundant on-board data acquisition and computer system, orientation monitoring and control system.
The project cost is planned for 30 million HUF. The launch of the satellite is planned at the beginning of 2010.
Eight Hungarian aerospace companies visited the Aero Friedrichshafen 2009 expo in April 2009.
Corvus Aircraft Llc., Avana Industries., Halley Llc., Idea Aircraft Llc., BHE Bonn Hungary Llc., Dioferr Llc., Naturen Llc., and Produktum Llc. exhibited all the 9 Hungarian aircraft under production and development.
This event was a remarkable show for our young industry showing the world for the first time the full product range of our newest sport aircraft.