Edinburgh, 16 August 2022. – Estonian space technology startup Spaceit, has signed an agreement with Rhea System to participate in the development of the new Cyber-Security Operations Centre (C-SOC) for the European Space Agency (ESA), Spaceit announced. The center will be a key infrastructure for the economy and security of Europe.
Spaceit is part of a 19 companies’ consortium which will design, implement, build, validate and operate ESA’s C-SOC. The consortium is led by Leonardo, a high-tech company, while Rhea System, an engineering company, is the technical and managerial coordinator for six companies within the consortium, including Spaceit.
Spaceit’s cloud-based mission operations platform and simulators will be utilized for validation purposes during the project. C-SOC is expected to become operational in 2024 with the aim of strengthening the cyber protection of European space systems. This will be achieved by managing and monitoring vulnerabilities around the clock as well as improving security for ESA Member States and partners.