World Satellite Business Week sees second cohort of winners at the 2021 annual awards for excellence in satellite business

The second batch of recipients for this year’s edition of Euroconsult’s prestigious Awards for Excellence in Satellite Business have been revealed during World Satellite Business Week. The global business summit welcomes over 180 top-executive speakers from almost 40 countries to share their experience and perspectives of the industry over four days at the Westin in the heart of Paris.

Paris, Washington D.C., Montreal, Yokohama, Sydney, Toulouse, Wednesday 15th December, 2021. Euroconsult, the leading consulting firm specialising in the space sector and satellite markets, continues to unveil the honored recipients of its 2021 Annual Awards for Excellence in Satellite Business, as anticipation builds for the final reveal. The firm is currently holding its flagship executive-level summit, the 2021 World Satellite Business Week held at the Westin Hotel in Paris, which provides an exceptional platform for business leaders to gain market insights, network, conduct business and conclude major deals.

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. The jury is composed of a diverse panel of experts gathered from different corners of the industry to give a comprehensive and rigorous assessment of candidates from another year of highs for the market, despite the challenges of COVID-19.

On Wednesday, the latest categories to were unveiled:

  • The Satellite Information Business Award was won by San Francisco headquartered Planet Labs, a leading provider of Earth observation insights.
  • The Pioneer Space Business Award went to German laser communications company Mynaric, a firm that last month performed an initial public offering of shares on the Nasdaq exchange, raising up to $76 million to fund its growth.
  • The Newcomer Information Business Award went to Capella Space, the first U.S. company to launch and operate Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites.
  • The Sustainable Development & Business Award was given to CLS & BKMG (Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics) for their agreement to deploy a marine meteorology system in Indonesia. CLShas been a global provider of monitoring and surveillance solutions for the Earth since 1986.

The winners on the night were delighted to share their thoughts on receiving this recognition:

Satellite Information Business –  Planet

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

“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!”

Pioneer Space Business – Mynaric

Bulent Altan, CEO, Mynaric

“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.” 

Newcomer Information Business – Capella Space

Payam Banazadeh, CEO, Capella Space

“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.”

Sustainable Development & Business – CLS & BKMG

Christophe Vassal, CEO, CLS         

“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.”

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