TOP STORIES: January 2021

9 February 2021

Each month we round up some of the top stories in space, entrepreneurship, innovation, finance and technology.

Here’s our round-up for January:

Europe in space in 2021: Major stories and missions to follow

Jean-Jacques Tortora, Director at ESPI (European Space Policy Institute) writes how 2021 promises a number of exciting missions and new space sector developments. Read more at LinkedIn.

Artistic impression of Europe from space (Credit:

Space synergies key for EUSPA

EUSPA was on the spotlight at last month’s 13th European Space Conference #BBESpaceConf. The creation of the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) will generate synergies between the different components of the EU Space Programme, particularly navigation, earth observation (EO) & telecomms. Read more at the European GNSS Agency.

Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency, Rodrigo da Costa at the 13th European Space Conference. Credit: European GNSS Agency

Iceye launches three SAR satellites on SpaceX rideshare flight

Iceye sent three Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites into orbit on the SpaceX Falcon 9 small satellite rideshare mission on launch Jan. 21. Read more by SpaceNews.

Iceye synthetic aperture radar image of Queensland, Australia. Credit: Iceye

EARSC Industry Survey 2021

EARSC, the European Association of Remote Sensing companies, is conducting its industry survey to map the state and health of the companies providing EO services in Europe. We conduct a full survey every 2 years with an annual update for some of the key figures. The current report can be found here and previous reports can be found in the library at the following link.

Get ready for another year of empowered IoT innovations using Galileo technologies!

Point.IoT is a fast-paced programme that fosters the growth of next-generation IoT solutions using Galileo technologies. Now in its second year, Point.IoT aims to spark creativity and problem-solving among Europe’s most innovative IoT developers and entrepreneurs. Read more here by Point.IoT.