Mew Symphonie Takes Collaborative Approach to European Commission Call For Connectivity
Posted: Monday, September 27, 2021
A newly formed consortium led by UNSEENLABS and EUROCONSULT has responded to a European Commission call for tenders aiming to collect disruptive ideas for an innovative European broadband constellation.
Paris, Rennes, Washington D.C., Montreal, Yokohama, Sydney, September 27th 2021 – A recently established collaboration between more than twenty European space sector companies has been assembled in response to a European Commission call for tenders entitled “New Space solutions for long-term availability of reliable, secure, cost-effective space based connectivity”. The consortium, known as New Symphonie, is being led by UNSEENLABS and EUROCONSULT and was set up specifically for the call, which has been launched by the European Commission with assistance from its Directorate General Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS).
The New Symphonie boasts an extensive European footprint with 22 members from no less than 8 different countries, bringing a multi-national approach to its European 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. Coordinated by UNSEENLABS the European leader in satellite-based radio-frequency detection services, currently operating a constellation of four satellites in orbit (twenty-five projected for 2025) processing and delivering geolocation and monitoring data as-a-service to clients worldwide, in partnership with EUROCONSULT, the leading global strategy consulting and market intelligence firm, specializing in the space sector and satellite enabled verticals.
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, newspace ventures.
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”.
Pacôme REVILLON, Euroconsult Group’s CEO added, “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 E.U, as well as provide socio-economic benefits to its 450 million citizens”.
The consortium name is derived from Symphonie, which was the first operational communication satellite launched in 1974 as a part of a Franco-German agreement. Symphonie was a forerunner for the subsequent French and German national communication satellite programs that altogether permitted the European geostationary satellite industry to evolve into a sovereign industry. Almost 50 years later, New Symphonie have responded to the European Commission call to propose an ambitious system of multi-orbit satellite systems to provide reliable, secure and cost-effective connectivity solutions to European governments and commercial entities globally.
The full list of New Symphonie collaborators represents a large, pan-European mix of organizations; AEROSPACELAB (BE), ANYWAVES (FR), AVIO (IT), CAILABS (FR), DE-CIX (DE), EXOLAUNCH (DE), EXOTRAIL (FR), FRESNEL ALLIANCE (FR), GOMSPACE (DK), GREENERWAVE (FR), INTEGRASYS (ES), KSAT (NO), LOFT ORBITAL (FR), QEST ANTENNA TECHNOLOGY (DE), SATCONSULT (FR), SECURE-IC (FR), SENER (ES), SITAEL (IT), TESAT (DE), TRANSATEL (FR). The tender outcome is set to be announced within the last quarter of 2021.