Close-up of the rim of a large unnamed crater north of a crater named Da Vinci, situated near the Mars equator.  Credit: ESA/Roscosmos/ExoMars/CaSSIS/UniBEClose-up of the rim of a large unnamed crater north of a crater named Da Vinci, situated near the Mars equator.  Credit: ESA/Roscosmos/ExoMars/CaSSIS/UniBE

ExoMars returns first close-up photos of Mars

2 December 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA)’s Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) made its first scientific observations last week, after testing its suite of instruments.  The orbiter’s first…
Galileo control room at the CNES space centre in Toulouse, France. The joint ESA/CNES mission control team works, alternately, from here and from ESOC, in Darmstadt, Germany, to oversee the critical launch and early orbit phase flight control of Galileo satellites. Credit: CNES–E. Grimault, 2015Galileo control room at the CNES space centre in Toulouse, France. The joint ESA/CNES mission control team works, alternately, from here and from ESOC, in Darmstadt, Germany, to oversee the critical launch and early orbit phase flight control of Galileo satellites. Credit: CNES–E. Grimault, 2015

Behind the scenes of Galileo

25 November 2016

Last week Europe moved a step closer to having its own navigation system with the successful launch of four more Galileo satellites. The launch brings the number of Galileo satellites in orbit to 18, of a planned total of 24. The Galileos are at their target altitude, and the European Space Agency’s…
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“CDP facilitates information exchange, allowing the team to come up with the design of a complex system in a collaborative way”

24 November 2016

The design of complex engineering systems requires a multidisciplinary team to share…
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The three Cybersecurity Trends that we will face in 2017

23 November 2016

Cyber criminals are continually looking for more effective ways to infiltrate and compromise networks. This year we have witnessed some of the worst cyber-attacks affecting critical…
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Northstar: a Canadian commercial venture opening new markets for geospatial services

22 November 2016

The NorthStar system is revolutionary both in its hyperspectral data acquisition…
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ExoMars’ orbiter begins scientific observations

21 November 2016

Over a month after the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) entered Mars’ orbit, the European mission is preparing for its first scientific observations at the Red Planet during two…
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Watch launch of four Galileo satellites live

17 November 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA) will launch today four Galileo navigation satellites, boosting the size of the fleet to 18 spacecraft. This will mark the first time that ESA deploys…
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Beagle 2 may have landed successfully on Mars, new research reveals

15 November 2016

For over a decade, the fate of the European Space Agency’s Beagle 2 lander remained unknown. The probe was supposed to land on December 25, 2003. However, it failed to make contact…
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SECESA 2016: The Latest Developments in Concurrent Design and System Engineering

10 November 2016

SECESA has become one of the most important conferences in the systems and concurrent…
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Demonstrating Innovative Approaches for Cyber Defense

9 November 2016

In November 2013, the PANOPTESEC project set out to develop a beyond-state-of-the-art prototype of an automated cyber situation awareness and decision support system. Following…
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Digital transformation means embracing the cloud

9 November 2016

Security is a concern and so it should be, says Charles Loomis, SixSq CTO and co-founder in an interview with The Business Debate. Together with Marc-Elian Begin, SixSq CEO and co-founder,…
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Cloud Computing for Scientific Research and Innovation

7 November 2016

The scientific community relies heavily on processing big data sets. For example, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) received more than 50 petabytes of data…
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Developing Collaborative Opportunities for Cyber Defense

3 November 2016

Cyber defense situation awareness of the cyber environment is an important requirement for cyber defense. Recent research has focused on situational awareness metrics, visualization,…
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Solar Orbiter: Become part of an ambitious mission to fly closer to the sun than ever before

3 November 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA)’s Solar Orbiter mission will provide unprecedented…
Left: Trudo Motmans, Chairman of the Board, ASCO – André Sincennes, CEO RHEA Group – Jason Langrish, Chair of the Canada Europe Roundtable for Business – Benjamin Van Zeveren, Canada Desk Officer, DG Trade, European Commission – Léa Auffret, Trade Policy Officer, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) – Celso Boscariol, President EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West – Frédéric Agneessens, Vice-Président CanCham Belux, Honorary Consul of Canada for Flanders –  Olivier Joris, Executive Manager EU & International Department FEB/VBOLeft: Trudo Motmans, Chairman of the Board, ASCO – André Sincennes, CEO RHEA Group – Jason Langrish, Chair of the Canada Europe Roundtable for Business – Benjamin Van Zeveren, Canada Desk Officer, DG Trade, European Commission – Léa Auffret, Trade Policy Officer, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) – Celso Boscariol, President EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West – Frédéric Agneessens, Vice-Président CanCham Belux, Honorary Consul of Canada for Flanders –  Olivier Joris, Executive Manager EU & International Department FEB/VBO

CETA: What are the business opportunities for Europe?

28 October 2016

The Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (VBO-FEB) and CanCham BeLux held a seminar on Wednesday, October 26th in Brussels, Belgium, to…
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The latest developments in concurrent design and system engineering

21 October 2016

Discover some of the latest developments in the area of concurrent design and system engineering that were presented during SECESA 2016:
  • CDP4™: The next generation of concurrent
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ExoMars successfully enters Mars’ orbit while Schiaparelli lander status remains uncertain

20 October 2016

After a journey of seven months and half a billion kilometers across the solar system,…
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Register for a live demonstration of PANOPTESEC

20 October 2016

The EU-funded PANOPTESEC project will come to an end this Monday, 31 October. As a part of the finale of the project, the PANOPTESEC Consortium is hosting two weeks of live demonstrations…
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Analysis of security incidents in EU telecoms reveals system failures are the main cause of disruption

18 October 2016

System failures and human errors account for vastly more telecommunication disruptions…
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Mars Exploration: 50 Years of Red Planet Landings

17 October 2016

Next Wednesday, 19 October, the ExoMars’ Schiaparelli module is expected to land on Mars after a seven-month cruise through space. If successful, the mission will demonstrate…
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ExoMars ready for landing on the Red Planet next week

13 October 2016

The next milestone of the ExoMars mission is around the corner. On Sunday, October 16, the Schiaparelli module will separate from the spacecraft and the lander will descend on the…
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SECESA 2016 presentations available online

13 October 2016

SECESA has become one of the most important conferences in the Systems and Concurrent Engineering community. This year the European Space Agency (ESA) organized this event in collaboration…
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Finding the answer to the origins of our solar system

30 September 2016

The European Space Agency’s pioneering Rosetta mission officially came to an end in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet today. We pay farewell to this fascinating…
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Exploring comets and their formation

29 September 2016

The European Space Agency’s pioneering Rosetta mission will come to an end in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet this Friday, 30 September. We pay farewell to the mission by releasing each day of this week a poster featuring the key accomplishments of the mission. You can download…
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The first mission to land on the surface of a comet

28 September 2016

The European Space Agency’s pioneering Rosetta mission will come to an end in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet this Friday, 30 September. We pay farewell to…
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Unconvering the complex history of asteroid Lutetia

27 September 2016

The European Space Agency’s pioneering Rosetta mission will come to an end in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet this Friday, 30 September. We pay farewell to…
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The first spacecraft to orbit a comet’s nucleous

26 September 2016

The European Space Agency’s pioneering Rosetta mission will come to an end in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet this Friday, 30 September. We pay farewell to…
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Unleash your engineering potential. Download CDP4™ Beta version

22 September 2016

The beta version of CDP4™ will be officially released on October 5th during the next SECESA conference, but you can already take a sneak peek at the next generation of concurrent…
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Sign up for a sneak peek of CDP4™

19 September 2016

The beta version of CDP4™ will be officially released on October 5th during the next SECESA conference.  In that occasion, Sam Gerene, RHEA Group Senior System Engineer, will demonstrate the new features of the concurrent design software during the “Next Generation Concurrent Design and…
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Discover the top five space missions of the last 20 years

16 September 2016

The MOIS7 software developed by RHEA Group orchestrates the various complex processes involved in spacecraft validation, mission preparation, operations, and automation. …
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Why investing in physical security can save you thousands in the long-term

12 September 2016

There is a growing concern for the security of organizations, companies, and countries.  The rise of security breaches and cyber-attacks over the past years is motivating organizations…
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Sentinel-1 satellite maps Italy’s earthquake

6 September 2016

On August 24th, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake affected central Italy, claiming nearly 300 lives and leaving hundreds injured. This devastating event took place 100 km north of Rome,…
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ESA’s Planck reveals first stars were born later than previously thought

5 September 2016

As part of its efforts to explore the history of our Universe, the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Planck Satellite recently revealed that the first stars to form were born later…
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Behind space missions: 5 Space Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

2 September 2016

1st Fact: Concurrent Engineering reports are used to support mission selection process The European Space Agency (ESA) performs assessment studies based on the concurrent engineering…
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The three most common cybersecurity misconceptions

30 August 2016

Recent high-profile cyber-attacks and data breaches affecting large companies and critical infrastructure have put cybersecurity on the agenda for businesses and organizations…
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“Concurrent design is about integration and creating common understanding of each discipline challenges from the start”

25 August 2016

Products that are result of complex engineering processes can now be designed and engineered…
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A look into the turbulent region where stars originate

24 August 2016

Molecular clouds are of great interest to astronomers. The formation of stars occurs exclusively within these clouds, and at their edge atoms react and form molecules by key astrochemical…
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Defining the real cost of cyber-attacks on Critical Information Infrastructures

22 August 2016

Understanding the real impact of cyber-attacks on Critical Information Infrastructures…
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The three biggest cyber-attacks of 2016

19 August 2016

Cybercrime continues to escalate. It has become this year’s second most reported economic crime according to PwC’s Global Economic Crime Survey 2016. Although we are only…
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Cyber Defence Situation Awareness Symposium extended its call for papers

16 August 2016

The call for papers for the ‘Cyber Defence Situation Awareness’ symposium organized by Information Systems Technology Panel and NATO has been extended. The new deadline for…
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Take a closer look to Mars

15 August 2016

In October, the ExoMars Schiaparelli module will land on Mars’ surface to search for evidence of biological and geologic activity. The European Space Agency (ESA) revealed last week that Schiaparelli will target the Meridiani Planum region for its landing, located in the southern highlands of…
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Get your Copy of OpenSpace

11 August 2016

  • The world’s most complex radio telescope
  • The SECESA 2016 conference
  • The ESTEC Open Day, coming
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ExoMars on track to arrive at the Red Planet in October

11 August 2016

ExoMars is one step closer to reach Mars’ orbit on October 19. The mission went through a second deep space maneuver (DSM-2) today that will further guide the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter…
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What’s on at SECESA 2016

9 August 2016

SECESA has become one of the most important conferences in the Systems and Concurrent Engineering community. This year the European Space Agency (ESA) organized this event in collaboration with the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), and it will take place in Madrid, Spain, on 5, 6 and 7 October…
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Steps to move your cybersecurity strategy forward

8 August 2016

The European Commission approved in July the first EU-wide regulation on cybersecurity. The Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive) enters into…
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Capability Awareness Day at the European Defence Agency

5 August 2016

The European Defence Agency (EDA) is hosting its 2nd Capability Awareness Day with focus on Cyber Situation Awareness. The event will give member states (and their selected industry…
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The three challenges affecting industrial control systems security

3 August 2016

Organizations widely perceive their control systems to be more threatened than ever before – according to the 2016 State of Industrial Control Systems Security Survey published…
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NATO SYMPOSIUM ON CYBER DEFENCE SITUATION AWARENESS

1 August 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS NOW OPEN
On 3-4 October, cyber defence experts and practitioners from NATO member military agencies, industry leaders and academic visionaries will come together…
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Sentinel-2B goes through environmental testing at ESTEC

29 July 2016

Sentinel-2B will be the next satellite launched for Europe’s Copernicus Program. In 2017, the satellite will join its twin, Sentinel-2A, to provide regular cloud-free coverage…
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Cooperation on Cyber Defence to Enhance Cyber Situational Awareness

27 July 2016

The Ministry of Defense for the Slovak EU Presidency and the European Defense Agency organized the “Cooperation on Cyber Defense Conference,” held on July 20–21 in Bratislava,…
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MARVL at SECESA 2016

22 July 2016

The engineering industry is moving to a more Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) as opposed to document-based information exchange. MBSEs improve efficiency, provide more transparency in design choice and facilitate the exchange of engineering information between the customer, the operator,…
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European Commission adopts cyber security directive to support Europe’s cyber resilience

18 July 2016

Given the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape and the increase of cyber-crime…
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Infographic | Cyber Security in Review

14 July 2016

 
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ESA Cyber Range at Redu: Specialised Cybersecurity for Space

12 July 2016

Security on space operations is essential for protecting critical infrastructure systems that affect every aspect of daily life. Whether related to telecommunications, navigation,…
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European cyber security partnership to generate €1.8 billion of investment

11 July 2016

The global cyber security market is one of the fastest growing segments of the ICT sector. Last week the European Commission took a major step towards strengthening the competitiveness…
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How to Optimize Your Engineering Processes

7 July 2016

Concurrent design has proven to be a cost-effective methodology to streamline the development of complex engineering products and systems. The implementation of Concurrent Design…
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Shaping the Future of Astronomy with the World’s Most Complex Radio Telescope

1 July 2016

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) was created to study some…
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Downstream Space Activities to Play a Major Role in Market Growth

29 June 2016

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Space Agency (ESA) brought together the main private industries and public institutions in…
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ALMA Telescope to Expand our Knowledge of the Universe

28 June 2016

Ever since the age of Galileo, scientists have used optical telescopes to study the universe and find the answer to some of the most intriguing astronomy questions. However, such…
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‘La Fête Nationale du Québec’ in Brussels

23 June 2016

On the occasion of La Fête Nationale du Québec, the General Delegate of the Québec Government Office Michel Audet hosted a reception at his residence in Brussels, Belgium, to promote…
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Expert engineering services to support GSA for Galileo and EGNOS programs

21 June 2016

The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) is taking over the operations and service provision of Galileo from 2017. RHEA Group is supporting the GSA with the…
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Concurrent Design method contributes to the maritime sector

20 June 2016

In collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) Concurrent Design Facility section, RHEA Group has recently supported the implementation of the Concurrent Design methodology…
From left to right: Raoul Delcorde, Ambassador of Belgium to Canada, André Sincennes, RHEA Group Managing Director, Hubert Roisin, Consul general for Belgium in Montreal, and Christophe Sepulchre, President, Canada-Belgium Committee and President, CFS Security Consultants Inc.From left to right: Raoul Delcorde, Ambassador of Belgium to Canada, André Sincennes, RHEA Group Managing Director, Hubert Roisin, Consul general for Belgium in Montreal, and Christophe Sepulchre, President, Canada-Belgium Committee and President, CFS Security Consultants Inc.

RHEA Group supports Canada-Belgium relations at the Belgian Days in Toronto

7 June 2016

On May 11-12, 2016 the Belgian Federal government with the support of its Ambassador to Canada Mr Raoul Delcorde organized the ‘Belgian Days’, an initiative geared to further…
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14 Galileo Satellites Now in Orbit

27 May 2016

On May 24th Galileo 13 and 14 lifted off together atop a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana. With 14 satellites in orbit, the Galileo network is on track to offer initial services late this year, and full service in 2020. It is a critical moment to reinforce the GNSS Security team to support them with Mission…
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RHEA Group’s Managing Director André Sincennes appointed Honorary President of the Cercle d’Affaires Belgique-Québec

23 May 2016

André Sincennes, RHEA Group’s Managing Director, has been appointed Honorary…
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Sentinel-1B to be launched today after 48h delay

25 April 2016

Sentinel-1B’s launch was originally planned for April 22, but weather conditions and an anomaly observed in the Soyuz flight VS14 carrying the satellite delayed liftoff. The…
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Sentinel-1B satellite set to launch today. Watch live @ESA live webstream

22 April 2016

Sentinel-1B, the second of the satellites of the Sentinel-1 mission to go on orbit, will be launched on a Soyuz rocket today, Friday, April 22nd, at 23:02 CEST from Europe’s…
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Sentinel-1B satellite to be launched on Friday

20 April 2016

The Sentinel-1 mission is to provide an all-weather, day-and-night supply of imagery of Earth’s surface. Sentinel- 1A is already in orbit since 2014 and on Friday, April 22, Sentinel-1B,…
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RHEA Group receives ESA ESTEC Preferred Supplier Award Status

18 April 2016

RHEA Group has received the Preferred Supplier Award Status on the European Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) frame contract for the control systems, electromagnetics and…
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Five reasons to implement the Concurrent Design Platform™ to your engineering processes

11 April 2016

A collaborative working environment and the open exchange of design information and…
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Try-out for free a Concurrent Design platform to optimize engineering design processes

30 March 2016

Concurrent Design has proven to be a time, cost-effective methodology to design complex…
Artist’s impression depicting the ExoMars 2016 entry, descent and landing demonstrator module, named Schiaparelli, on the trace gas orbiter, and heading for Mars. Credit: ESA/David DucrosArtist’s impression depicting the ExoMars 2016 entry, descent and landing demonstrator module, named Schiaparelli, on the trace gas orbiter, and heading for Mars. Credit: ESA/David Ducros

ExoMars begins its journey to find life on the red planet

18 March 2016

Determining whether life exists or has ever existed on Mars is one of the major scientific questions of our time. The Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli first triggered the…
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RHEA Group presents the achievements of PANOPTESEC at CIPRE 2016

7 March 2016

Douglas Wiemer, RHEA Group’s Director, Cyber Security, joined the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe Conference (CIPRE) 2016 on March 3 to present…
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RHEA Group provides new space weather support activities to ESA

29 January 2016

RHEA Group has initiated a transnational effort to provide space weather support to the services provided by the European Space Agency (ESA). These key space weather services…
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RHEA Group project sponsor of Sunshine in Nosy Komba

30 November 2015

RHEA Group has participated in the Sunshine in Nosy Komba initiative as project sponsor, contributing to their education program by sponsoring the expenses of one kindergarten…
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NATO demonstrates CIICS software developed by RHEA Group at NIAS 2015

16 September 2015

During the NIAS2015 Cybersecurity Symposium, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) demonstrated the new Cyber Information and Incident Coordination System (CIICS)…
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RHEA Group participates in the next phase of ESA’s SSA Program

10 September 2015

As the current phase of development Period 2, 2013-2016, draws to a close, the European Space Agency (ESA) organized the “Workshop with Industry: Preparing the Next Phase of ESA’s…
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New space weather forecast modelling for the protection of critical infrastructure

21 July 2015

Space weather can impact the performance of the electricity grid, navigation systems,…
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‘Case for Space 2015’ report highlights strong growth in the UK Space industry

13 July 2015

The ‘Case for Space 2015 (C4S 2015)’ report, launched today at the UK Space Conference,…
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Belgium’s role in the European next-generation satellite test and control software

3 July 2015

Space agencies and spacecraft manufacturers in Europe have agreed to adopt a common…
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EU-Funded Privacy and Cybersecurity investment shortening the gap from research to innovation

29 April 2015

Over 40 EU-funded security research projects in areas such as critical infrastructure…
Stefanie Garbade and Norbert Brauer (from left) of the Airbus Defence and Space (Bremen) ‘System Engineering Services' department during a RHEA Concurrent Design training session with CD experts, Sam Gerené and Martin Fijneman, at RHEA’s premises in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Credit: RHEAStefanie Garbade and Norbert Brauer (from left) of the Airbus Defence and Space (Bremen) ‘System Engineering Services' department during a RHEA Concurrent Design training session with CD experts, Sam Gerené and Martin Fijneman, at RHEA’s premises in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Credit: RHEA

Concurrent Design at Airbus Defence and Space (Bremen)

16 April 2015

Following the successful implementation of the RHEA Group Concurrent Design approach and RHEA Group Concurrent Design Platform (CDP™) at Astrium Space Transportation (now…
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Cloud technology tested from CERN, EMBL and ESA starts now commercial operations

9 March 2015

SixSq, a cloud solution provider headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and member…
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Improving Safety of Aircraft Operations during Icing Conditions

9 March 2015

De-icing is time consuming and causes a wave effect of delays at airports as planes line up to be de-iced but it is important for the safety of the passengers and crew. Despite the overall…
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RHEA Group and SixSq to showcase SlipStream SaaS and Helix Nebula Marketplace at Cloud Expo Europe

18 February 2015

SixSq, a cloud solution provider headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and member…
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RHEA Group and ESA present the next generation Mission Operations Preparation Environment

6 February 2015

The MOIS & More (Mission Operations Preparation Environment) project, performed…
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RHEA Group forms a strategic partnership with SixSq, Cloud Computing Company

14 January 2015

RHEA Group is proud to welcome SixSq Sàrl of Switzerland, a European leader in Cloud Computing, within its ranks. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, SixSq produces software…
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RHEA Group leads Belgian space companies to harmonise the European ground systems infrastructure

12 January 2015

The European Space Agency, in partnership with European national space agencies and…
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RHEA Group to play an active role in Copernicus Sentinel-3 Operations

6 January 2015

RHEA Group has been awarded the frame contract to support the operations of Sentinel-3 by EUMETSAT. Sentinel-3, part of the Copernicus programme (formerly GMES), is a Low Earth Orbit…
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RHEA Group provides Cyber Security Information System for NATO

26 November 2014

RHEA Group supports largest ever NATO cyber defence exercise

RHEA Group took part in the seventh annual NATO Cyber Coalition 2014 (CC14) by providing a leading cyber security system…

Rosetta: Turning science fiction into science reality

10 November 2014

Rosetta, the comet chaser mission of the European Space Agency, is controlled and operated from the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, where RHEA Group…
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Mobile app for safer airline winter operations

9 October 2014

APS will provide its Holdover Times application for tablets and smartphones to pilots of major airlines in Canada and the U.S.A. in order to easily calculate the de/anti-icing fluid…

RHEA Group awarded contract for ESA’s new concurrent design software, OCDT

6 October 2014

RHEA Group is awarded the contract for deploying, enhancing and exploiting a second generation concurrent engineering software package that will support the design process in…
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RHEA Group sponsors international conference on Systems and Concurrent Engineering

5 September 2014

The European Space Agency (Technical and Quality Management Directorate and Concurrent
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Rosetta: Operating a long space journey

27 August 2014

Rosetta’s long and eventful journey included four gravity assist manoeuvres by Earth and Mars, the study of two asteroids during flybys and the deep space hibernation for two and…
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Last European Cargo Ship Set for Launch to Space Station

25 July 2014

Loaded with more than six tons of supplies for the station crew, ATV-5 is now scheduled for launch on Tuesday 29 July at 23:47 p.m. GMT on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana.…
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RHEA Group participates at SpaceOps 2014

3 April 2014

RHEA Group  will participate at SpaceOps 2014, the main spacecraft operations conference, to be held on 5-9 May in Pasadena, California. The event theme this year, Exploring Innovation,…
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RHEA Group Awarded ISO 9001:2008 Certification

7 March 2014

RHEA Group has been recently assessed and certified in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 for system engineering consultancy, project management, systems and softwares…
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Our new website is launched. Start exploring!

26 February 2014

The website of RHEA Group has a new look as of today. The new website incorporates graphical elements, based on current technologies also accessible by mobiles devices, to create…
A mock-up of the Space Weather Analysis and Visualisation Toolkit that is developed by RHEA for the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) programme of the European Space Agency. - See more at: http://www.rheagroup.com/new-space-weather-application-rhea/#sthash.W1DNmIZO.dpufA mock-up of the Space Weather Analysis and Visualisation Toolkit that is developed by RHEA for the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) programme of the European Space Agency. - See more at: http://www.rheagroup.com/new-space-weather-application-rhea/#sthash.W1DNmIZO.dpuf

New Space Weather Application by RHEA Group

6 February 2014

RHEA Group leads an international team to provide a strategic enhancement of the successful space weather services provided by the European Space Agency. These additional key space…
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Launch of EU-funded Cyber Security Project – PANOPTESEC

22 January 2014

The EU-funded project PANOPTESEC will address the challenge of modern networks and systems to detect vulnerabilities and possible attacks on sensitive information and essential…
Welcome reception for the Belgian National Trainee Programme organised by H.E. Mr. Frank Geerkens, Ambassador of Belgium in The Netherlands, together with the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office BELSPO and RHEA Group. Credit: RHEAWelcome reception for the Belgian National Trainee Programme organised by H.E. Mr. Frank Geerkens, Ambassador of Belgium in The Netherlands, together with the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office BELSPO and RHEA Group. Credit: RHEA

Welcome reception for the Belgian national trainee programme

24 November 2013

H.E. Mr. Frank Geerkens, Ambassador of Belgium in The Netherlands, together with the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office BELSPO and RHEA Group organised a welcome reception for…
Representatives from the Belgium, European and Canadian space sector at the Space Cooperation Seminar in Montreal, Canada. From left to right: Hugues Gilbert, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Executive Director, Partnership with the European Union; Karl Dhane, General Consul of Belgium in Montreal; General (Ret’d) Ray Henault, Chairman of the ADGA RHEA Group Strategic Advisory Board; André Sincennes, Executive Vice-President of ADGA Group and Managing Director of RHEA Group; Micheline Tabache, Head of the Washington Office at the European Space Agency (ESA); Brigadier General (Retired) Robert J. Chekan; Bernard Falmagne, President of the Cercle Esteler; and Philippe Mettens, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO). Credit: Belgian Cercle Esteler Business NetworkRepresentatives from the Belgium, European and Canadian space sector at the Space Cooperation Seminar in Montreal, Canada. From left to right: Hugues Gilbert, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Executive Director, Partnership with the European Union; Karl Dhane, General Consul of Belgium in Montreal; General (Ret’d) Ray Henault, Chairman of the ADGA RHEA Group Strategic Advisory Board; André Sincennes, Executive Vice-President of ADGA Group and Managing Director of RHEA Group; Micheline Tabache, Head of the Washington Office at the European Space Agency (ESA); Brigadier General (Retired) Robert J. Chekan; Bernard Falmagne, President of the Cercle Esteler; and Philippe Mettens, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO). Credit: Belgian Cercle Esteler Business Network

Strategic talks of CSA and Belspo for joint initiatives in space at the Space Cooperation Seminar

4 October 2013

RHEA Group participated at the Space Cooperation Seminar between Belgium and Canada,…
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RHEA Group establishes its technical centre of excellence in Diegem, Belgium

4 October 2013

RHEA Group establishes its European research and technology centre in Diegem, in the Flanders region of Belgium, which will further enhance its Systems Engineering capacity. From…
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Space Cooperation Seminar

13 September 2013

Canada, Europe and Belgium have been working closely and strategically together in the space sector. A seminar on space cooperation between the two countries and with Europe overall is organised by the Belgian Cercle Esteler Business Network in Montreal on Wednesday 25 September at the Omni Hotel…
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Venus Express goes automatic

31 July 2013

Daily operations of the Venus Express spacecraft are now managed by flight control procedures that are scheduled and executed by an automation system. The new Venus Express automation system is based on the Manufacturing and Operations Information System (MOIS) from RHEA Group and interfaces with…
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Concurrent Design Facility Supported by RHEA Group Wins Technical Award

2 May 2013

The European Space Agency Concurrent Design Facility (ESA CDF), where RHEA Group provides support for more than a decade, won the TCeurope Honours Award 2013 for outstanding services…
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RHEA Group Opens New Office in Harwell, United Kingdom

1 May 2013

RHEA Group, a leading space engineering consulting and software company, opened a new office on 1 May in Harwell, United Kingdom, a focal point for the UK’s rapidly growing…
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Fundraising for Education and Energy Facilities in Madagascar

22 April 2013

Eleven football teams and about 200 guests participated in a football tournament at the European Space Agency (ESA) premises in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, on Saturday 20 April,…
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Inauguration of ESA’s Space Weather Service Coordination Centre

3 April 2013

ESA inaugurated the Space Weather Service Coordination Centre (SSCC) that will serve as the central access point to space weather services and expertise. The SSCC was designed in…
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RHEA Group at the 9th European Space Weather Week

23 November 2012

RHEA Group was pleased to once again  sponsor the European Space Weather Week, which took place this year on 5–9 November in Brussels, Belgium. At this highly successful ninth…
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RHEA Group to Supply Engineering Services to the European GNSS Agency

2 August 2012

RHEA Group has been awarded a contract to provide engineering services to support the GSA in the exploitation of Galileo andEGNOS. The contract initially set duration is…
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RHEA Group’s Participation at SpaceOps 2012

11 February 2012

RHEA Group is pleased to announce its participation at SpaceOps 2012. The event will be held on 11-15 of June 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden. SpaceOps is a technical forum of the space…
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Acquisition of Jaqar Concurrent Design Services B.V.

13 January 2012

RHEA Group is proud to announce that on December 16, 2011 it has acquired JAQAR Concurrent Design Services B.V. (J-CDS), a leading provider of Concurrent Design engineering services…
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RHEA Group at the 8th European Space Weather Week

7 October 2011

RHEA Group is pleased to announce its sponsorship at the Eighth European Space Weather Week taking place on 28 November 2011 – 2 December 2011 in Namur, Belgium.  At this…
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RHEA Group is Awarded the ESOC Engineering Manpower Support 2011-2015

5 July 2011

RHEA Group has qualified for the Engineering Manpower Support (EMS) Frame Contract – Ground Stations Domain 2011-2015 at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt,…
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RHEA Group Contributes to Europe’s Automated Vehicle Johannes Kepler

7 March 2011

RHEA Group is proud to announce its contribution to the operations of ATV-2 Johannes Kepler, which launched on 16 February and docked to the International Space Station (ISS) on…
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RHEA Group Is Awarded the Space Situational Awareness Space Weather Contract

19 November 2010

The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded RHEA Group a €1.7M contract for “Space Weather Precursor Services” as a key element of the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) programme.…
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RHEA Group Is Awarded ESA/ESRIN Engineering and Management Support Contract

1 August 2010

RHEA Group is proud to announce that the European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded to RHEA Group the Engineering and Management (EMS) support Contract at ESA/ESRIN in Frascati, ITALY.…

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