Recognizing Excellence and Innovation 

Each year, as part of its executive World Satellite Business Week, Euroconsult honors the most forward-thinking businesses and innovators shaping the future of the global space sector through its “Outstanding Achievement Awards”.

By recognizing those organizations, products and people who bring excellence at the forefront of the Connectivity and Satellite Communications, as well as Earth Observation sectors, we seek to celebrate extraordinary accomplishments and highlight those contributing positively to the space and satellite sectors.

Shortlisted candidates are assessed by a panel of industry experts based on rigorous qualitative (innovation, strategic decisions, impact) and quantitative (financial and commercial indicators) criteria. Award recipients are honored during the World Satellite Business Week – the must-attend global executive conference of the industry – providing recipients with the global recognition they deserve.

With the occasion of the 2020 edition of the World Satellite Business Week, Euroconsult honored nine companies for their decisive contributions towards the space and satellite industries over the previous 12 months. 


2020 Award Recipients: 

Global Satellite Business of the Year 

Iridium logo“It would be a great honor to receive such a prestigious award in even a typical year, but as we all know, 2020 is anything but typical and that makes it all the more meaningful. This award is a testament to the technological and financial transformation Iridium has undergone and the resilience of our business. I’d like to thank all of our employees and our 450-plus partners around the world for their perseverance and determination throughout this year, and over many years. Your hard work and dedication makes it all possible.”

Matt Desch, CEO, Iridium 


Regional Satellite Business of the Year 

sky perfect jsat logo“We are so honored to receive this award ‘Regional Satellite Business of the Year’ by Euroconsult. In this dynamic time when many new things happening in the industry, SJC highly appreciates our customers and partners who have helped us achieve a successful track record so far. We are excited and committed to continue transforming ourselves to be the best solution for the customers.”

Eiichi Yonekura, President, CEO, Sky Perfect JSAT 


Strategic Partnership of the Year  

microsoft azure"On behalf of the entire Microsoft Azure team, I want to thank Euroconsult for their recognition of our Azure Space industry partnerships.  Coupling the power of Azure with technologies across our growing space partnership ecosystem provides value-added services to the end-user, including big data storage and compute, connectivity, machine learning, and world class security.  At Microsoft, we are grounded in the philosophy that when our partners and customers succeed, we succeed – and from the ground, to orbit, and beyond, this philosophy also holds true for our space partnerships.”

Tom Keane, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure Global 


Mobile Connectivity / Universal Access Award of the Year 

intelsat logo"The most impressive part of this effort is its scalability and sustainability. AMN is quickly deploying new sites and connecting millions of people with a model that is sustainable for their business, and for the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) they serve. Intelsat is honored to play a role in important work like this that has such a positive impact on people, communities, and local economies."

Partnership between Intelsat and Africa Mobile Networks - Jean-Philippe Gillet, SVP of Global Sales and General Manager of Networks at Intelsat.


Next Gen Service Provider of the Year 

earth cube logo"EDIDP is a wonderful opportunity to lay the basis of AI and GEOINT and offer to the world a European game-changing solution. Earthcube is very proud to take a significant role in it, along with European leaders such as Airbus, the Joint-Venture Thales/Leonardo and a selection of small and medium businesses with a strong potential. We warmly thank Euroconsult for such a great award."

Arnaud Guerin, CEO, EarthCube 


New Satcom Operator of the Year 

kacific logo“We are grateful for the recognition by Euroconsult as ‘Newcomer Satcom Operator of the Year’. Since the launch of our High-Throughput Satellite, Kacific1, in December 2019, we have had the privilege to deliver affordable internet access to underserved communities around the Asia Pacific region, either through mobile backhaul or trunking services with telco partners or through ISPs directly connecting end-users. We are witnessing the deep enabling effects it has had on livelihoods, healthcare and education. The tremendous value of connecting rural, remote and even suburban areas with satellite broadband in Asia Pacific is matched by the outstanding potential of the communities and markets we serve, and we look forward to growing together.” 

Christian Patouraux, Founder and CEO, Kacific 


New EO Operator of the Year 

iceye logo"2020 has been a very exciting year for ICEYE with remarkable developments in SAR microsatellite technology, innovative achievements in imaging capabilities, and the securing of an extraordinary fundraising. This round of investment ensures the growth of our SAR satellite constellation in 2021, with the revisit rate goal of multiple times each day for any location on Earth. ICEYE is very honoured to be recognized as the “2020 New EO Operator of The Year” by the Euroconsult team of experts." 

Rafal Modrzewski, CEO and Co-founder of ICEYE 


Pioneer Earth Observation: GHGSat  

GHGSat logo"It is an honor for GHGSat to participate at the World Satellite Business week by Euroconsult and be recognized among our peers for the 2020 Pioneer Earth observation award. This was a milestone year for the company on many levels. Thank you to all those involved and our team who is focused on delivering our global emission monitoring constellation."

Stephane Germain, President, GHGSat