September, 2021

Exolaunch plays its 'launch' part in New Symphonie consortium created to compete in the European Commission call for connectivity

EXOLAUNCH was invited to join an UNSEENLABS - and EUROCONSULT - led consortium created in response to the European Commission call for tenders aiming to collect disruptive ideas for an innovative European broadband constellation.

Berlin, Germany - September 28, 2021 – The New Symphonie consortium, led by UNSEENLABS, the European leader in satellite-based RF geolocation of ships at sea, and EUROCONSULT, the global strategy consulting and market intelligence firm specialized in the space sector and satellite enabled verticals, is competing in the European Commission call for tenders “New Space solutions for long-term availability of reliable, secure, cost-effective space based connectivity”. Exolaunch, an environmentally conscious global leader in rideshare space transportation with a decade of flight heritage in providing turnkey launch solutions for the New Space industry, flight proven and proprietary deployment technologies and a top-notch customer portfolio, was invited to join the Consortium to cover launch and deployment operations, small satellite in-space logistics and deorbiting. In total, the consortium counts more than twenty European space companies, best in their respective fields, together showcasing an integral supply chain ensured by Europe for Europe.

“We are pleased to be part of this powerful consortium composed of the strongest market players, including our customers and partners,” said Jeanne MEDVEDEVA, VP of Launch Services at EXOLAUNCH. “It's great to be united under the umbrella of this European Commission call to demonstrate the European space strength driven by clear common vision. To go far, we go together.”

Clément and Jonathan GALIC, Co-founders and respective CEO and CTO of UNSEENLABS, stated “We are delighted to offer a credible, affordable and disruptive vision, with a purposeful but pragmatic step by step approach matching the European Commission's expectations.”

This tender aims to identify and assess new disruptive ideas for moving from GOVSATCOM to a secure space connectivity system and tap into the exciting potential of the commercial space ecosystem, in order to define an innovative EU Space-based Global Secure Connectivity System that can deliver communication services for governmental and non-governmental users. The procurement will award up to two six-month long contracts, each with a maximum value of 1.4 M EUR, with award criteria assessing the degree of innovation and inclusion of leading-edge technologies, as well as aspects such technical quality and originality of response.

Pacôme REVILLON, EUROCONSULT Group's CEO said, “Each member of New Symphonie is a recognized leader in its business field, and as a whole the consortium is greater than the sum of its members, ready to contribute to a more sovereign and autonomous EU, as well as provide socio-economic benefits to its 450 million citizens.”

The New Symphonie boasts an extensive European footprint, bringing a multi-national approach to its core. The grouping has New Space at its heart, with the majority of members representing agile, responsive and commercially minded small and medium sized businesses.

“At EXOLAUNCH we prioritize comprehensive solutions. This is something that has also been laid down as the core philosophy of the Consortium – to conceptualize an end-to-end service with engagement of representatives of the entire value chain,” said Olga STELMAKH-DRESCHER, Chief Policy and Government Relations Officer at EXOLAUNCH. “Such calls are a perfect proof of the essence of a team play and the weight of every single member in a game outcome. We are pleased to be a launch pillar of this Consortium and partner with those who drive the European space innovation setting a benchmark on a global scale”.

By working together in harmony, the New Symphonie consortium has expressed confidence in producing the most innovative system design solution and the most credible business case, leveraging EUROCONSULT's expertise and experience in satcom business cases, combined with UNSEENLABS proven ability to deliver operational services and mobilize investors for commercial, New Space ventures.


About Exolaunch

Exolaunch is a global leader in rideshare launch, deployment, in-space transportation, and integration services for the New Space industry. With a decade of flight heritage and 170 satellites launched on 13 missions across world known launch vehicles, Exolaunch has an industry insight it can leverage to develop one-stop-shop solutions tailored towards meeting customer needs and addressing market trends. Exolaunch executes launch contracts for the New Space leaders, the world’s most innovative startups, research institutions, government organisations, and space agencies. The company manufactures advanced lightweight and flight-proven separation systems to deliver the best-in-class integration and deployment services for small satellites. Exolaunch is also developing a line of environmentally-conscious space tugs named Reliant to provide last-mile delivery services and remove space debris reliably. Exolaunch is committed to making space accessible for everyone and to promoting safe, sustainable and responsible use of space.

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