References

Assignments

Here are a few samples of recent assignments that we have carried out, presented by type of service:
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  • Satellite System Feasibility Studies;
       

    Customer

    Undisclosed emerging satellite operator

    Mission duration

    Three-month feasibility study and follow-on activities

    Human resources

    Senior space business consultants

    Mission description

    • Detailed market analysis of the satellite telecommunications business in the country and the region, including an analysis of global and regional trends and ten-year demand forecasts with related scenario analysis
    • Detailed review of the status of the country’s orbital filings with the ITU and recommendations for the coordination strategy
    • Preliminary design of a national domestic system with multiple configurations
    • Assessment of the project’s financial attractiveness and recommendations for the financing strategy
    • Identification and introduction to potential joint venture partners
    • Conclusions and recommendations for the implementation of the project
    • Issuance of technical specifications & RFI to satellite operators
       
  • Telecom Satellite Procurement Support;
       

    Customer

    Undisclosed incumbent satellite operator

    Mission duration

    Three-month support to procurement (technical and programmatic review, rating and ranking of bidders, contractual negotiations)

    Human resources

    International team of eight experts covering the whole spectrum of skills (business and strategy, regulatory, technical, contractual, legal, etc.)

    Mission description

    • RFP package preparation

    • Analysis of bids received from four international vendors

    • Attendance of bidders’ road shows and related first round of negotiations

    • Issuance of associated evaluation report

    • Support to customer inquiries

    • Final negotiations with the elected bidder

       
  • Ground Segment Procurement Support;
       

    Customer

    Undisclosed

    Mission duration

    15-month support to procurement (technical & programmatic review, rating and ranking of bidders, contractual negotiation)

    Human resources

    International team of experts covering the whole spectrum of skills (business and strategy, regulatory, technical, contractual, legal, etc.)

    Mission description

    • Support in the procurement of a ground user segment, starting from the assessment of user needs and followed by an overall system definition

    • Support in the separate procurement of a jammer detection system in several steps: definition of user requirements, RFI, industrial demonstrations, and bidders selection

       
  • Satellite Image Reception and Processing Station Procurement Support;
       

    Customer

    Undisclosed

    Mission duration

    10-month support to procurement; legal and technical assistance

    Human resources

    International team of experts covering the whole spectrum of skills (telemetry, image processing, contractual, legal, etc.)

    Mission description

    • Review of key issues (technical and commercial aspects)

    • Analysis of customer needs

    • Preparation and analysis of industrial competition documents, including: specifications, RFI, and RFP

    • Evaluation of bids, recommendations

    • Detailed analysis of the successful tender and recommendations

    • Support to the verification of contract technical and legal aspects

       
  • Satellite Contract Execution & Construction Monitoring;
       

    Customer

    Undisclosed incumbent satellite operator

    Mission duration

    2.5 years

    Human resources

    One communications system/satellite expert

    Mission description

    • Design phase supervision
    • Unit development phase supervision, with monitoring of elementary unit and antenna assembly and acceptance, follow-up of encountered anomalies, etc.
    • Integration and test phase survey from the initial reference repeater tests up to the last satellite pre-shipment tests
    • In-orbit tests validation at customer premises
    • Communication lead between all parties to relay client requests and pursue supplier replies, client technical support, etc.
    • Frequency coordination with adjacent satellite networks, maximizing customer operations possibilities
       
  • Ground Segment & Frequency Coordination Training
       

    Customer

    Undisclosed emerging satellite operator

    Mission duration

    Two weeks

    Human resources

    Three communications system/satellite experts

    Mission description

    • Satellite communications systems overview

    • Client satellite system overview

    • Client satellite payload technical performance

    • Ground segment

    • ITU regulations and procedures

    • Link budget

    • Access in satellite communications

    • Link budget application to client deployment scenarios

    • Transponder loading

    • Ground/satellite/spectrum interconnections summary