On behalf of the SpaceOps 2021 committee, we would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support and contribution to the SpaceOps 2021 Virtual Conference

Platinum Sponsors


The European Space Agency (ESA) works to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space delivers benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. ESA’s missions are flown by a multidisciplinary ‘team of teams’ based at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) comprising experts in spacecraft operations, flight dynamics and mission analysis, space communication and mission data systems. ESA builds and develops ground segments that enable all types of missions from cubesats to one-of-a-kind exploration and fundamental science missions voyaging in deep space. ESOC is home to ESA’s Space Safety Programme and serves as a driver for spaceflight innovation that boosts the competitiveness of European industry.
Website: https://www.esa.int/

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) came into being in December 2010, but South Africa’s involvement with space research and activities started many decades earlier with helping early international space efforts in the second half of the 20th century, and observing the Earth’s magnetic field at stations around Southern Africa. SANSA was created to promote the use of space and strengthen cooperation in space-related activities while fostering research in space science, advancing scientific engineering through developing human capital, and supporting industrial development in space technologies. The research and work carried out at SANSA focuses on space science, engineering and technology that can promote development, build human capital and provide important national services. Much of this work involves monitoring the Earth and our surrounding environment, and using the collected data to ensure that navigation, communication technology and weather forecasting services function as intended.
Website: https://www.sansa.org.za/

Gold Sponsors


Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people’s lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com, go to Viasat’s Corporate Blog, or follow the Company on social media at: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.


The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), founded in 2003 merging three aerospace organizations, is a National Research and Development Agency that conducts research and development on the operation and utilization of space and supports the activities of the government based on the national space policy.

JAXA’s corporate slogan is “Explore to Realize,” which reflects its management philosophy on the use of space and the sky to realize a safe and affluent society. JAXA is committed to succeeding and delivering its achievements along with broader wisdom to society by utilizing leading technological developments.


From our headquarters in Norway, we have been pioneering the ground segment business since 1968, and have introduced the near real-time concept within operational monitoring services as early as the 1990’s. KSAT was established in 2002, but our journey began already in 1967 when the Tromsø Telemetry Station was inaugurated After decades of business in a high pressure, extremely challenging environment, with ground-breaking achievements, we can now celebrate more than 50 years of delivering excellence.
Website: https://www.ksat.no/


We are an intergovernmental organisation based in Darmstadt, Germany, currently with 30 Member States. EUMETSAT operates the geostationary satellites Meteosat -9, -10 and -11 over Europe and Africa, and Meteosat-8 over the Indian Ocean. We also operate three Metop polar-orbiting satellites as part of the Initial Joint Polar System (IJPS) shared with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Website: https://www.eumetsat.int/

Silver Sponsors

DLR – German Space Operations Center (GSOC)

The German Space Operations Center (GSOC) in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich is DLR’s center for space operations, currently operating 12 satellites in geostationary and low-earth orbits. Those and other missions are supported by DLR’s ground station in Weilheim with more than 15 antennas.
On behalf on ESA, DLR operates Columbus, the European Science Module at the ISS. In Cologne, the Microgravity User Support Center (MUSC) houses DLR’s European User Support Operation Center (USOC) and the Lander Control Center (LCC). DLR also hosts and supports the European Astronaut Center (EAC). DLR with its Mobile Rocket Base is in charge of planning, preparing and executing a large variety of sounding rocket missions.
Website: https://www.dlr.de/content/en/articles/missions-projects/iss/german-space-operations-gsoc.html\


GMV is a privately owned technological business group with an international presence. Founded in 1984, GMV offers its solutions, services and products in very diverse sectors: Aeronautics, Banking and Finances, Space, Defense, Health, Security, Transportation, Telecommunications, and Information Technology for Public Administration and large corporations.
In the global world we live in, the individual and complex needs of our clients are usually met with technological products, solutions and services that are constantly evolving and that were not originally designed with the clients’ specific needs in mind, but rather to cater to the common denominator in a global market.
Website: https://www.gmv.com/en/

Telespazio Germany GmbH

Telespazio Germany GmbH is a well-established Aerospace company for IT and engineering solutions & services. Over the past 40 years, we have built up a first-class reputation in high-technology markets, where trust and quality are essential. Our roots lie in the Space market and the experience we have developed there, combined with our ambition, has allowed us to also become a trusted supplier in the Aviation, Defence, Security and Telecommunications markets.

The focus of Telespazio Germany’s capabilities in the space domain is spacecraft operations. We develop the required infrastructure and systems and we provide the operations engineering services. Our work starts during the ground segment & operations preparation phases and continues until the end of a mission. Our expertise covers all mission types: from robotic to human spaceflight; from large, complex, long duration missions to smallsat, agile missions; from single spacecraft to constellations and from Earth orbiting to interplanetary missions.

Our staff are key to our success. We promote a company culture that stimulates client-oriented innovation, collective and individual excellence and professional satisfaction. We believe that everyone is trustworthy, works with integrity, approaches the world with curiosity and desires to participate in shaping our company’s identity.

We are proud of our achievements, excited about our latest innovative developments, and look forward to your visit to our booth where we can tell you more.

Website: http://www.telespazio.de

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

For almost 15 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any cloud workload, and it now has more than 200 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 80 Availability Zones (AZs) within 25 geographic regions, with announced plans for 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in Australia, India, Indonesia, Spain, and Switzerland. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit aws.amazon.com


Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 506,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners, and communities.

Visit us at www.accenture.com/za


Providing reliable, safe and secure space services is our daily business – and our passion. We are responsible for managing Europe´s biggest spacecraft constellation: the European Satellite Navigation System GALILEO. On behalf of the European Commission we operate from our headquarters at the Galileo Control Center (GCC-D) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. With our international team of experts, we offer our customers excellent service and navigate the Galileo project with foresight into the future.

Thanks to the technical infrastructure we have implemented, we ensure 99,99% service availa-bility. DLR GfR’s constellation operations services at GCC-D comprise 24/7 routine operations and maintenance of the 26 Galileo satellites and of the related ground segment infrastructure.
From GCC-D we organise the operation of the globally distributed Galileo infrastructure, both on-ground and in-orbit, throughout all mission phases. This includes mission planning and flight dynamics services, efficient team training and management, reliable configuration monitoring and global service-level tracking and monitoring.
Get more information on our website: https://www.dlr-gfr.com/en/

Other Sponsors


The Italian Space Agency, which was born in 1988, is a national public body steered and supported by the “Interministerial Committee for Space and Aerospace Policies” (COMINT). The agency, although being still supervised by the Ministry of University and Research carries out its institutional activities according to the Government directions and, basing on these guidelines, elaborates the National Space Policy Strategic Document (DSPSN) and the Space Strategic Vision Document (DVSS). The COMINT has been has been established in accordance with the Law 11th January 2018 n. 7 that, modifying the Legislative Decree 4th June 2003 (“ASI’s reorganisation”), upgrade ASI’s structure and tasks
Website: https://www.asi.it/


Aerospace Logistics Technology Engineering Company is the Italian Center of excellence for the provision of engineering and logistics services to support operations and utilization of the International Space Station and the development and implementation of planetary exploration missions. ALTEC is a public-private company owned by the major European space company.
Website: https://www.altecspace.it/


Established in January of 2015, CONTEC is a spin-off company from KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) and is offering Space Ground Station Services and Satellite Image Processing & Application Services as well as a whole ground integration solution. At CONTEC, we strive for excellence and we think that it is only with talented people that this goal can be achieved.
Website: http://www.contec.kr/

Swedish Space Corporation (SSC)

SSC is a global provider of advanced space services. We develop experiment payloads and provide rocket and balloon launch services at our unique facility Esrange Space Center. To meet the increasing need for launch opportunities for small satellites, CubeSats in particular, SSC has initiated SmallSat Express, a European launch capability for small satellites from its launching facility Esrange Space Center.

We also provide reliable access to satellites through SSC’s global network and ground stations, one of the largest ground station networks in the world. Furthermore, we provide engineering expertise to all phases of our customers’ space programs. With extensive experience and a solid understanding of the rapidly changing space market, we tailor innovative and sustainable solutions to institutional and commercial customers worldwide.

SSC covers the global market through its offices in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Chile, Australia, China and Thailand, along with the global network of ground stations. SSC was founded in1972 and has 500 employees.

Read More: https://www.sscspace.com/


The National Centre for Space Studies (CNES-Centre national d’études spatiales) is the French government space agency (administratively, a “public administration with industrial and commercial purpose”). Its headquarters are located in central Paris and it is under the supervision of the French Ministries of Defence and Research.

It operates from the Toulouse Space Center and Guiana Space Centre, but also has payloads launched from space centres operated by other countries. The president of CNES is Philippe Baptiste. CNES is member of Institute of Space, its Applications and Technologies. It is Europe’s largest and most important national organization of its type.
Website: https://cnes.fr/en


Spaceopal, a joint venture by DLR Gesellschaft für Raumfahrtanwendungen (GfR) mbH and Telespazio, a Leonardo and Thales Company, is the prime contractor for the operational services of Galileo, the satellite navigation program of the European Union, and is the world’s largest navigation satellite service operator. As Service Operator of Galileo, Spaceopal is the key partner of European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA), and provides best in class quality navigation services, enhancing position, and precise timing for users worldwide. In addition to its core activity, through the years Spaceopal has created, together with its shareholders, a technology framework dedicated to innovation, research and development for new solutions, applications and services. The aim of this so called tech lab is building a long-term view of all the opportunities in the GNSS sector and to create concrete paths of innovation

Website: https://spaceopal.com/

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