RHEA Group and satellite solutions provider GomSpace have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further combine their expertise on Security for Space and the development and operations of large constellations of SmallSats.
The MOU consolidates a closer collaboration between the two companies as a result of past and ongoing activities in related fields. Under this MOU, the companies are partnering on security developments and monitoring operations associated with GomSpace’s present and future in-orbit satellite constellation activities, including taking advantage of RHEA’s Cyber-Range and Cyber Security Operations Centre (C-SOC).
The two companies are joining forces to address the need from customers for secure and cyber-resilient satellite constellations. The partnership will focus on security throughout the design, development and operations of the GomSpace satellite constellations.
“We are delighted to be working closely with GomSpace, which is a thriving example of the new era of space companies. Its innovative approach to the development and use of SmallSat systems and subsystems is very exciting and is a perfect match to the RHEA way of working. This partnership will provide a unique offering for customers needing an end-to-end secure satellite constellation solution”, said Arne Matthyssen, RHEA Group Chief Solutions and Innovation Officer.
Niels Buus, CEO at GomSpace added, “GomSpace and RHEA have worked together on some very interesting projects and we are delighted to consolidate the relationship through this MOU. RHEA has proven to be a front runner in Security and Cybersecurity for Space, and this alliance will enable both parties to benefit from each respective domain expertise and provide GomSpace with a unique selling proposition in the SmallSat market. There is no question that security aspects of future missions are becoming more important for our customers.”
Press contact: MCC@rheagroup.com
About RHEA Group
RHEA Group is a privately-owned professional engineering and solutions company, providing bespoke engineering solutions, system development and security services for space, military, government and other critical national infrastructure organizations. Since its creation in 1992, RHEA has built a reputation as a trusted partner, developing tailored solutions that help drive organizational and cultural initiatives, leading to sustainable added value for its customers.
Headquartered in Belgium, RHEA Group employs over 500 people and has offices in Belgium, UK, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Canada, and works at clients’ premises throughout Europe and North America. RHEA is ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified.
About GOMSpace Group AB
GOMSpace is a leading manufacturer and supplier of CubeSat and small satellite solutions for customers in the academic, government and commercial markets. Founded in 2007, GOMSpace is headquartered in Aalborg, Denmark, with a propulsion technology centre in Uppsala, Sweden, a satellite and constellations operations centre in Luxembourg and a project and business development office in Washington, US. It is listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange in Stockholm (GOMX) and has customers in more than 60 countries. The company is listed on the Nasdaq First North Premier exchange under the ticker GOMX. FNCA Sweden AB, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46-8-528 00 399 is the Company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit our website on www.gomspace.com.