RHEA Group and 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 on-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.”