Each year, as part of its executive World Satellite Business Week, Euroconsult honors the most forward-thinking businesses and innovators shaping the future of the global space sector through its Annual Awards for Excellence in Satellite Business.

Recognizing Excellence and Innovation

By recognizing those organizations, products and people who bring excellence at the forefront of the connectivity and satellite communications, as well as Earth observation sectors, Euroconsult seeks to celebrate the year’s extraordinary accomplishments and highlight those contributing positively to the space and satellite sectors. 

A panel of industry experts are tasked with shortlisting and assessing stakeholders and projects based on several qualitative – and quantitative criteria, i.e. innovation, strategic decisions, market impact, financial and commercial indicators. The awards are presented to space companies that have distinguished themselves during the year and look to celebrate outstanding achievements of their business, management and contribution to the sector.

With the occasion of the 2021 edition of the World Satellite Business Week, Euroconsult honored eight companies for their decisive contributions towards the space and satellite industries over the previous 12 months. 

2021 Winners

Excellence in Satellite communications ​

Global Satcom Business

“We are honored to be named the 2021 Global Satellite Business of the Year by Euroconsult. This is a testament to the hard work of our team and our ongoing commitment to transform how people and businesses connect around the world using space-based connectivity. This is an exciting time for our industry, and we’re proud to be recognized as a forward-thinking innovator helping to shape the future of the global space sector with an economically powerful and environmentally safe approach – thank you Euroconsult.”

Rick Baldridge, President and CEO, Viasat

Strategic Transaction

“On behalf of OneWeb, I’m delighted and humbled to accept this joint award with Eutelsat recognizing our strategic shareholder relationship. We thank the satellite community for this honor, and I’d like to take this opportunity as we’re gathered here to assure you that we’re working with Eutelsat and others to ensure interoperability between and GEO and LEO. We know how important this is to our government, aviation and other end users. We’d also like to thank Eutelsat for its support and partnership, which was key in getting us to fully fund deploying our network. We now have a significant number of user terminals already live on our network above the 50th parallel, and we are thrilled to be sprinting toward full global operations.”

Dylan Browne, Head of Government Business Unit, OneWeb

“We are honored to receive this recognition of Eutelsat’s investment in OneWeb which has given us a foothold in the Low Earth Orbit segment. The award cements the company’s ambition to position itself as an operator capable of harnessing the potential of this valuable ecosystem for addressing high growth services, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by 5G and the Cloud for low-latency applications. It crucial for Eutelsat to move into the LEO orbit quickly, as it has room for only a handful of constellations. With this investment, Eutelsat is playing its part in keeping the European space industry fully in the game.”

Michel Azibert, Deputy CEO, Eutelsat

Regional Space Business

We are honored to have been chosen for the “Regional Satellite Business of the Year” Award at World Satellite Business Week. Even amidst the continued challenges across the globe, 2021 proved to be a momentous year, where we continued to make significant advances across all of our business lines while further strengthening our position as a leading FSS and MSS operator for both government and commercial customers across the multiple regions we serve.”

Ali Al Hashemi, Group Chief Executive Officer, Yahsat

Universal Connectivity

This important award is a recognition of Telespazio’s commitment to fighting the digital divide. Our work in in the Amazonian region of Peru demonstrates that satellite technology is now, more than ever, the best way to bring connectivity to every corner of the globe and bring people closer together.”

Luigi Pasquali, CEO, Telespazio

Historically, Peruvians in the Amazon have been forgotten in telecommunications projects. This year 2021, the Peruvian government, through the National Telecommunications Program (PRONATEL), has been implementing the Conecta Selva initiative, so that more than 263 thousand citizens of the towns far from the regions of Ucayali, Madre de Dios, Loreto and Amazonas can access the satellite Internet service. Thus, we are contributing to the improvement of education and telehealth for our compatriots, in addition to offering them opportunities and digital tools to develop. This recognition encourages us to continue advancing towards a more connected Peru.”

Jorge Luis Yupanqui Sagastegui, Executive Director, PRONATEL

2021 Winners

Excellence in Earth Observation

Satellite Information Business Award

We are deeply proud to receive this year’s Satellite Information Business Award from Euroconsult, At Planet, we are committed to delivering innovative and easy-to-use data products that can drive tremendous value for our global customer base spanning markets such as agriculture, governments, mapping, and more. We are honored to be recognized and excited for what’s in store this year at the World Satellite Business Week!

Robbie Schingler, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Planet

The Pioneer Space Business Award

We are honored to receive this recognition from Euroconsult,” said Bulent Altan. “From the official opening of our serial production facility to becoming publicly listed on NASDAQ, this has been an exciting year for Mynaric. We are on a mission to bring global connectivity to the planet which is only possible because of the many strategic and successful relationships we have built with our customers and industry partners this year and that we will build in the future.”

Bulent Altan, CEO, Mynaric

The Newcomer Information Business Award

We are honored to be recognized by Euroconsult as a recipient of the ‘Newcomer Information Business Award,” said Payam Banazadeh. “Since we launched our commercial operations in January, we have been rapidly expanding our constellation of SAR satellites and providing real-time data on what’s happening on Earth. There has never been a higher demand for Earth observation data as commercial and government organizations around the world look to companies like us to help them solve environmental challenges, humanitarian crises and threats to national security. Capella Space is meeting the moment to put mission-critical information into the hands of decision makers. We look forward to continuing to support our customers as they solve some of the world’s toughest challenges.”

Payam Banazadeh, CEO, Capella Space

The Sustainable Development & Business Award

We are honored by this award. We thank Euroconsult, Pacôme Revillon and all the team who selected us. To be recognized as an actor of sustainable development is important for us because this is our mission. Indeed, for more than 35 years we have used space-based systems to study, protect and sustainably manage our planet. The BMKG (Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics) called on CLS to deploy an unprecedented marine meteorological system on the Indonesian maritime territory. We are proud that Indonesia is once again trusting us to help them meet their ambitions and to develop and secure the maritime economy of the country gathering 17,000 islands.”

Christophe Vassal, CEO, CLS         

25th Anniversary

World Satellite Business Week

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