Vyoma Secures Two Contracts from European Defence Fund to Enhance Space Security

Vyoma Secures Two Contracts from European Defence Fund to Enhance Space Security

Vyoma, a Germany-based company providing Space Domain Awareness capabilities, has been awarded two contracts by the European Defence Fund (EDF) program of the European Commission. Specifically, the EMISSARY and STAALION projects seek to augment European intelligence sovereignty and enhance threat response capabilities. 

These contracts represent a significant milestone in Vyoma's mission to empower the defence sector with independent space domain awareness capabilities, thereby contributing to European geostrategic autonomy and the protection of critical infrastructure security in the continent. 

EMISSARY proposes to develop a network of ground- and space-based sensors that feed a European Space Command and Control (SC2) centre. The SC2 processes the data and disseminates it to national defence entities with the sole purpose of generating a harmonized picture of threats in space across participating Member States. 

Among others, Vyoma's contribution includes the development and testing of the scheduling module for space-based sensors. The scheduling strategy shall consider, for instance, operational processes to improve the efficacy of onboard operations and data retrieval by the SC2 centre EMISSARY will demonstrate and qualify technologies of predecessor projects (incl. INTEGRAL, where Vyoma was also a participant) completed in the frame of the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) calls, in 2020. Leonardo will lead this €100 million EMISSARY project, which will span 4 years and involve over 40 partners from 13 EU countries, including diverse SMEs and major enterprises.

STAALION, headed by Nurjana Technologies, is backed by a €6 million budget spanning 2 years and aims to design a system that protects strategic European assets via in-situ detection and characterization of threats, from LEO to GEO. Ultimately, the system shall be designed to provide a fast and reliable detection-to-action process, through a decentralized onboard processing network and an optimized communication architecture. Crucially, Vyoma is responsible for developing the LEO space segment of the constellation (orbital design, pointing strategy and operations concept, mission analysis, etc.) and implementing the detection and identification software.

Vyoma's involvement in both EMISSARY and STAALION underscores its dedication to fortifying European defence capabilities by providing cutting-edge space domain awareness and management systems. The award of these projects highlights Vyoma's expertise and leadership in advancing space technologies that align with European strategic and security goals. Vyoma is honoured to continue contributing to the safeguarding of Europe's autonomy and sovereignty in space intelligence.

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BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
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GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
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GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


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Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
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Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
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Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


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NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013