We are a unique boutique consultancy as our team combines years of consulting craftsmanship with in-depth expertise of the space industry.
SpaceTec has several service lines but they all have one common element: defining the right strategy adapted to the client and its context, and providing assistance in its implementation.
SpaceTec’s broad area of expertise is focused on space and its applications. Nevertheless, we believe in cross-fertilisation of industry’s best practices and our consultants have gained experience in other sectors as well.
A new dawn for satellite ground stations
As the emergence of NewSpace is fueling growth across the entire industry, traditional business models within the ground segment market are coming up short. Increasing competition and the high cost of ground infrastructure requires a new approach to keep up with NewSpace players’ ambitions.
How to succeed as a defence start-up
The defence market is growing after recent geopolitical developments around the world. As the main innovation drivers, start-ups and SMEs play an important role in the supply chains. With continuous competition for better technology, new opportunities for start-ups emerge, but overcoming the hurdles of the industry is a complicated endeavour.
The future of robotics in space
Robots are changing the way we live and work on Earth. But they are also on a path into space, where they will push the boundaries of human reach both for manned and unmanned exploration missions.
The growing demand for micro-launcher services
Constellations of small satellites are increasing and so too is the need for dedicated launch services. Micro-launchers can serve this need, providing on-demand services to the desired orbit at the desired time, and/or target replacement of individual satellites.
Space and the 5G IoT value proposition
5G is expected to revolutionise the way we live by spurring countless new applications. Space has an invaluable role to play in the 5G ecosystem and its IoT value proposition. It offers ubiquitous connectivity and enhanced capacity with the help of satellite communication, accelerated deployment of 5G networks with the help of state-of-the-art geospatial data, and high-accuracy positioning with the help of GNSS.
The SpaceTec Curve
The SpaceTec Curve shows the current maturity of technologies relevant to the space industry with an estimation of the time needed to reach its full potential in the market.
Several of the technologies listed have been touted as game changers, however the market readiness for several technologies remains suspect.
How NewSpace changes the S-Curve of space ventures
The life cycles of technological innovations can be described using an ‘S-curve’ which maps the financial return of the technology over time. In the early stages, the technology is immature and requires investment to develop. Over time there is a positive return as the technology is adopted, before an eventual decline as the technology reaches its limits and becomes replaced by new technologies.