Euroconsult and Iceye have joined forces to lead a new consortium of European space companies called AEGIS². The consortium will conduct a study on a potential European Union Earth observation governmental service. The study, which was requested by the European Commission, aims to explore the feasibility of such a service for government-authorized users. It is expected to be completed within 12 months and will provide recommendations to the European Commission.
AEGIS² consists of 15 members from eight European countries, including AerospaceLab from Belgium, CloudFerro from Poland, Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), Satconsult, Sophia Engineering, and Unseenlabs from France, European Space Imaging and IABG from Germany, D-Orbit, Sitael, and Istituto Affari Internazionali from Italy, Indra from Spain, and 3IPK from Slovakia. The consortium brings together expertise in security, operating constellations in Europe, and capabilities such as high-resolution hyperspectral systems and quantum encryption.
Euroconsult CEO Pacôme Révillon emphasized the consortium’s unique combination of experienced Earth Observation companies and defense firms with extensive knowledge in security and resilience. The collaboration aims to leverage this expertise to develop an advanced and innovative Earth observation service for the European Union.
“ICEYE is honoured to be leading this initiative jointly with Euroconsult to strengthen the European Earth Observation capabilities. National security requires timely and reliable data to inform accurate decision-making. We are excited to be working alongside some of the leading companies in Europe to explore new and innovative solutions to provide persistent situational awareness”
says Rafal Modrzewski, CEO and co-founder of ICEYE.