Space Consortium for a Resilient, Interconnected and Secure Europe

Introducing SpaceRISE

As we move into an increasingly digital era for Europe and the world, the needs for secure and resilient connectivity globally increase. This is why the European Union, in close cooperation with ESA, has put forward IRIS², Europe’s space-based Secure Connectivity system, inviting the industry to participate through a tender for a Concession Contract in early 2023.

SpaceRISE is our response. It stands for Space Consortium for a Resilient, Interconnected and Secure Europe. We seek to bring together Europe’s key space and telecom companies, as well as SMEs, start-ups, and new space players in a multi-national footprint throughout the EU27 Member States.

We are currently responding to the IRIS² tender and are working closely with like-minded industry partners – whether big or small -- to design Europe’s own sovereign and secure constellation.

Our Members

The SpaceRISE teaming is currently composed of the following European companies: Airbus Defence and Space, Deutsche Telekom, Eutelsat, Hisdesat, Hispasat, OHB, Orange, SES, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space and Thales.

The teaming is open to further partners, with a particular focus on New Space players.

Seeking New Partners

As of today, there are several ways to get involved with SpaceRISE during the tender process, with a particular focus on New Space involvement:

  • Become a subcontractor for the infrastructure or service delivery
  • Work with us on Hosted Payloads on the IRIS² satellite
  • Team with us on precursor satellites

Companies who are already in contact with SpaceRISE teaming members will not have to fill out the form.