Welcome to the first eoMAG of 2022!
Despite the still ongoing pandemic, the EO ecosystem continued its development during 2021 last quarter.
- From the institutional side, EUSPA finalized the signature of the agreements with the European Entrusted Entities and published last week its first report on the EO and GNSS market report (https://www.euspa.europa.eu); ESA launched three Accelerators: Space for a green future, Rapid and resilient crisis response and Protection of space assets.
- On the private side, companies such as Hydrosat, Satellogic and Planet raised significant capital, acquired other companies, and even the later went public with a $300 million war chest after SPAC deal. Additional capabilities entered in services such as Airbus Pléiades Neo 4 mid of December. Added values SMEs actors were also very dynamic, as illustrated by EOMAP creating a new office in Dubai.
2021 ended for EARSC with two key elements: the creation of a Working Group on the Green Deal with 25 companies involved and the closure of one of our project flagship PARSEC (https://parsec-accelerator.eu) at Valencia Digital Summit 2021. With the support of the European Commission, PARSEC distributed 2.5M€ equity-free to 100+ SMEs.
I wish you a happy and safe start to the year and hope to see you in person soon.