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End-to-end services

Lifecycle services from concept to launch.

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Multi-discipline expertise

Led by experienced defence, security and concurrent engineering specialists.

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Complete project assessments

Comprehensive security, financial viability and environmental design assessments.

RHEA Group provides end-to-end design services for spaceports including detailed design using our concurrent design service and CDP4® tool

Full lifecycle services

We can provide end-to-end design services for spaceports including:

  • Viability of design, location and orbital trajectories
  • Concept of operations, business and financial planning
  • Detailed design – sub-orbital and orbital.
  • Physical and digital security design, implementation and operation
  • Team leadership and project management.

Enhanced management through concurrent design

We pioneered the use of concurrent design for managing complex projects in critical infrastructure. Our experts collaborate closely with the European Space Agency’s Concurrent Design Facility and now use concurrent design and our COMET™ software for a broad range of applications. For spaceports, we can:

  • Reduce time to assess and design complex infrastructure and activities
  • Manage interdependencies, including the impact of regulations
  • Optimize collaboration between all stakeholders
  • Save money by implementing security-by-design from the start of any project
  • Provide evidence for regulators, service users and investors.
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Spaceport 1

Spaceport 1 is being developed in North Uist in Scotland’s Western Isles. This will initially provide a suborbital launch facility for research and test rocket launches, and then host commercial orbital launches from 2023.

RHEA is providing end-to-end services for Spaceport 1, including project and financial management and design. The facility is being designed to minimize the environmental impact, prioritizing local land, sea and air ecosystems in both design and operations.

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30 years in space

Tailored engineering solutions, systems development and security services for space for nearly 30 years.

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Trusted globally

Leader in concurrent design and engineering, and cyber and physical security.

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Security-by-design

Expertise in implementing security-by-design for complex projects.

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