Aerospacelab gains momentum through the ESA ScaleUp Program

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Aerospacelab has joined the European Space Agency (ESA)’s newly launched ScaleUp INVEST program as one of its first participants. Through this initiative, the European Space Agency provides support to European companies with a developed technological product or service in their scaling-up phase and accelerates their growth trajectory and time to Market and in a novel for the Agency manner.

With this support from ESA, Aerospacelab, emerging as a key figure in satellite manufacturing, is making space more accessible through a vertically integrated approach to delivering small satellite solutions. It recently broke ground on its Megafactory in Charleroi, Belgium which will advance European space readiness and increase its manufacturing capacity as the continent upcoming largest satellite manufacturing facility and third largest in the world.

For Benoît Deper, founder and CEO of Aerospacelab, “The ESA ScaleUp INVEST program is an impactful way to grow small companies with great potential and accelerate their plans. Our company sees our work as imperative to democratizing space for a more connected, secure and informed world. This program allows us to access the resources and expertise of ESA to help us realize that vision.

Geraldine Naja, Director of Commercialisation, Industry and Competitiveness declares that “At the 4S Symposium, a premier event for the European space sector organized by the Agency, we are honored to enter into an additional business relationship with Aerospacelab as a growing scale up, recognizing their efforts to demonstrate European capabilities as we support them in their commercial growth. Our ScaleUp Program aims to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercial growth in the space industry!”