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Top 10 Satellite Tech Solution Companies in Europe - 2021

The satellite industry is utilizing emerging technologies including 5G, 3D printing, big data, and quantum technology to upgrade and scale activity and operations in space. Many services such as weather forecasting, remote sensing, global positioning system (GPS) navigation, satellite television, and long distance communications systems critically rely on space infrastructure. Moreover, smart propulsion, space robotics, and space traffic management are also gaining traction in the emerging satellite industry. Together with increasing private investment in the industry, startups develop the technologies to ease movement, operations, and communications.

Small satellites like CubeSats and NanoSats are becoming increasingly common in recent years. Miniaturized satellites allow for cheaper designs and advancements in industrial technologies enable their mass production. Startups develop small satellites that enable space companies to conduct missions that large satellites typically struggle with. Moreover, small satellites are well-suited for use in proprietary wireless communications networks, as well as for scientific observation, data gathering, and monitoring the earth using the GPS. With an expected growth in space traffic, startups are creating feasible solutions for space travel and traffic management, as well as junk and debris removal. Finally, low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites, along with big data and analytics, play a crucial role in the success of future space exploration and missions.

At this juncture, there are a wide variety of solution providers entering the industry with a set of advanced satellite tech solutions. To help companies navigate through the best-of-breed satellite tech solution providers, Aerospace and Defense Review has compiled a list of ‘Top 10 Satellite Tech Solution Providers in Europe – 2021.’ The enlisted organizations offer innovative satellite tech solutions. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.

We present to you Aerospace and Defense Review’s, “Top 10 Satellite Tech Solution Providers in Europe – 2021.”

    Top Satellite Tech Solution Companies in Europe

  • Eidsvoll Electronics AS (EIDEL) utilises its defence sector knowledge in encryption and security solutions and industry-related expertise around telemetry and data acquisition to develop tomorrow’s space solutions. Unlike most of today’s space technology companies, EIDEL does not resort to building ultra-sophisticated infrastructures or sourcing in billions as investments to develop space/satellite technologies. EIDEL looks into the R&D of universities and their scope in space technology applications. Then, they work closely with the students, scholars and researchers to bring out the R&D initiatives as commercial products


  • EnduroSat was established in 2015 with the idea of bringing space closer to people. Turning fiction into reality for itself and its customers, EnduroSat has introduced under its hood a plethora of products and services. To begin with are the high performance CubeSat Platforms with in-built flight heritage in them. Through a Software-driven approach and extremely easy to integrate and operate solutions, CubeSat eradicates the multiple redundancies that might occur in any satellite. CubeSat comes in different variants such as 12U, 6U, 3U, and others and offers high speed data communication from space via various band transmitters like X, S, UHF, and the likes of it


  • A leading manufacturer and supplier of CubeSat and small satellite solutions for academic, government and commercial markets, GomSpace’s offering includes nanosatellite systems integration, CubeSat platforms, advanced miniaturised radio technology and satellite operations. Headquartered in Denmark, GomSpace's international team is devoted to understanding its customer's requirements and flawlessly delivering holistic space and aeronautics solutions. GomSpace has been chosen to develop advanced satellites for global air traffic management by Indra and Enaire's Startical consortium. Further, the space organisation will deliver a large-scale development and demonstration project, including the launch of three dedicated in orbit demonstration (IOD) nanosatellites


  • OHB


    Germany-based OHB is is one of the 3 major space systems companies in Europe. The company specializes in high-tech solutions for space, including low-orbiting and geostationary satellites as well as dedicated systems for manned space flight, aerial reconnaissance and process control. And with a workforce of 2800 committed and creative minds, OHB is currently working on several projects, which include major European space programs such as the Galileo navigation satellites, the SARah reconnaissance system, the MTG meteorological satellites, the EnMAP environment satellite, the TET-1 technology testing vehicle and the HispaSat, ELECTRA and EDRS-C telecommunications satellites


  • Peak Technology manufactures lightweight and durable components for the aerospace and motorsports sectors. The firm combines groundbreaking innovations in fibre composite lightweight structures with solid craftsmanship. This combination has turned the company into one of the world's most impressive high-tech manufactories in the field of development and production of lightweight parts. Working in close cooperation with its customers, Peak Technology creates individual, flexible and highly innovative solutions that pass from initial prototypes to production readiness in record time.


  • Hellas Sat

    Hellas Sat

    Hellas Sat is a premium satellite communications solutions provider founded in 2001 and acquired by Arabsat, the 6th largest satellite operator in the world in 2013. The company's satellites are located at 39°E orbital slot offering excellent coverage over Europe, Middle East and Southern Africa. From 39°E, Hellas Sat serves leading DTH operators by delivering content to more than 3 million households, while it provides cost-effective solutions to enterprises and governments that want to expand connectivity to every location of their network in our coverage areas

  • AAC Clyde Space

    AAC Clyde Space

    AAC Clyde Space specialise in providing advanced small spacecraft, mission services, and subsystems. The company is the market leader in small satellite solutions and services for government, commercial, and educational organisations. AAC Clyde Space's team offer specialist expertise and experience in delivering a wide range of commercially focused satellite solutions, including Space-as-a-Service; a comprehensive end-to-end mission service where it takes care of everything from design to data delivery, enabling its customers to concentrate on their core business

  • Airbus Defence and Space

    Airbus Defence and Space

    Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2020, it generated revenues of €49.9 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide

  • ArianeGroup


    With roots reaching back more than 70 years into the history of space activity in Europe, ArianeGroup embodies Franco–German technological space program heritage. The company is responsible for both design and the entire production chain of the Ariane 5 and Ariane 6 rockets, including launch services by its Arianespace subsidiary. ArianeGroup is also prime contractor for the strategic missiles of the French oceanic deterrent force. Its wide-ranging expertise covers propulsion systems and equipment for space and defense programs

  • AVIO


    Avio s.p.a is a leading company in space propulsion based in Colleferro, Rome, Italy. The expertise and know-how acquired in over 100 years in explosives and more than 50 in space activities allow Avio to compete with the top players in the Space Launch Systems definition and integration as well as in the segment of solid, liquid and cryogenic space propulsion. Avio plays a strategic role in the global space industry through VEGA, a light launcher of satellites in the range 1500kg - 2,000kg in LEO produced by ELV (70% Avio, 30% ASI), and Ariane 5, the biggest European launcher which reaches geostationary orbit at 35,786 kilometers (22,236 miles)