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Welcome to Telespazio VEGA Deutschland

Telespazio VEGA Deutschland is a well-established consulting, technology and engineering services business. Over the past 30 years, we have built up a first-class reputation in high-technology markets, where quality and reliability are essential. Our roots are in the Space market and the experience we have developed there brings benefits to our other core markets of Aviation and Defence.

Telespazio VEGA Deutschland was created in early September 2012 when Telespazio Deutschland and VEGA Space GmbH merged into one company. These changes were made in order to serve the needs of our markets better and provide more integrated services to our clients worldwide.

      | August 2016 |
      Telespazio VEGA secures business relationship with ESOC for another five years

      Press release - Darmstadt, 3 August 2016  

      ​The Aerospace Company Telespazio VEGA Deutschland, a subsidiary of Telespazio (Leonardo/Thales) has successfully qualified for the Frame Contract with the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) of the European Space Agency (ESA). With this, the company has secured more than 160 existing jobs for the next five years.

      The areas of activity in the Frame Contract range from system development to 24/7 satellite operations. More specifically the Frame Contract covers six disciplines: satellite operations, operations engineering, IT services, ground station operations, data systems development and flight dynamics & navigation. The consortium led by Telespazio VEGA, was the only one that bid for all six disciplines, and was evaluated with high scores overall in comparison to the competing consortia.

      This outstanding outcome is a success for the whole of the international Telespazio VEGA consortium, which includes Serco Services, CGI Deutschland and CGI UK, Telespazio SpA, Rartel, Rhea System S.A., Hessentech, Solenix Deutschland, Thorn Sicherheits GmbH, VisionSpace Technologies, PosiTim and the TU Darmstadt.

      The initial work awarded to the consortium covers 47% of the contract volume in the above mentioned six disciplines.

      Sigmar Keller, Chief Executive Officer, is very pleased with the strong position of the company as expert in ground data systems development and operations engineering:

      „It is the first time that ESOC combines so many disciplines in one contract. The Frame Contract is definitely one of the most important ones for our company and we are very proud of the result we achieved. This underlines our expertise, our long standing relationship with ESOC, as well as our excellent cooperation with our consortium partners.“

      PR_ESOC Frame Contract_ English_2016_08_03.pdfPR_ESOC Frame Contract_ English_2016_08_03.pdf

      | July 2016 |
      Australia - Helicopter Simulator undergoing Final Acceptance Test and Evaluation

      ​Over the past 12 months, the Training Solutions team in Telespazio VEGA has been working on a tight schedule to finish the development of the Aircraft Systems Trainer (AST) for the Australian MRH90 Helicopter. The AST, including a replicated cockpit has been delivered last week to Airbus Group Australia Pacific. The AST will be used by the Rotary Wing Aircraft Maintenance School (RAMS) of the Australian Army in Oakey, Queensland, Australia.

      Set-up completed

      The set-up now consists of the replicated cockpit which has been shipped to and has been re-assembled in Australia; the computer infrastructure, consisting of a server and about 20 PCs; and the networked training classroom consisting of 12 student workstations with 4 screens each and an instructor station.

      Customer Training

      Prior to the Final Acceptance Test and Evaluation (FATE), a set of training sessions has been conducted in order to teach the instructors of the Australian Forces how to use and also how to maintain the simulator. Once operational, the AST hardware will be maintained by Airbus staff on-site. Already after the first day of training, the Training Solutions team was able to report first success

      • At the end of the first day, the future instructors were familiar enough with the system to perform a maintenance procedure consisting of 230 steps in less than an hour
      • Instructors who work with the real helicopter got along with the AST immediately
        Final Acceptance Test and Evaluation (FATE)

      On 15 July, finally, the Test Readiness Review (TRR) for the Final Acceptance Test and Evaluation (FATE) of the MRH90AST has successfully been passed!

      Now that this important milestone has been accomplished, the door to the final project phase is open. FATE will extend over another week and the AST will be tested in depth by several representatives of the end-user.

      MRH90 AST Kangaroo team.jpg

      The MRH90 AST "Kangaroo team", checking out the real helicopter.

      About the MRH90 AST project

      The Australian MRH90 helicopter is similar to the European version, known as NH90 TTH. Within its NH90 training product line, Telespazio VEGA Deutschland has previously developed a Virtual Maintenance Trainer (VMT) which is being used by the Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian and French Armed Forces. The MRH90 AST confirms the confidence that customers have been placing in Telespazio VEGA’s simulation-based training solutions for over 20 years. 

      Further Links

      Press release 23 March 2015: Telespazio VEGA Deutschland to develop Aircraft Systems Trainer for MRH90 Helicopter

      | June 2016 |
      Having more fun with end-to-end solutions

      Latest after the recent WhatsApp update, everyone knows the term end-to-end encryption. End-to-end solutions in space though? Is space not the equivalent of infinity? We have spoken with Chief Operations Officer, Yves Constantin, wanting to know more.

      Question: There is more and more talk of end-to-end, but all in different contexts. Can you explain what is meant by end-to-end in the space context?

      Yves Constantin: Complex systems have in fact several ‘ends’. On the one hand we are speaking of a whole number of sub-areas to be taken care of, in order to make a mission successful. For the case of a Ground Segment for example we need as a minimum a ground station with antennae, hardware and software for sending and receiving of data. Then we need a control centre from where the satellite is being controlled – and of course the necessary control systems and planning systems enabling this. And last but not least the payload data that the satellite is collecting sending us back, needs to be further processed into a format that is useful for the end user.

      On the other hand we are speaking also about the value chain within each single sub-area: You need many clever heads to make concepts, to plan, develop, operate, maintain or further develop them. We as a company may become expert in one of these areas and dive into the depth of the matter. Or you decide to grow beyond and gradually become expert in all of these areas. Then we are talking about end-to-end: From the planning stage to the use of data. This is after all why we do it: Because of the data in which we are curious; they bring us further, in science, development or knowledge about the Earth and Space.

      What does that mean exactly? In which area do you need to be a specialist?

      Yves Constantin: First we need to be really good in all these areas and understand how they influence each other. Above all, you need to understand how the different interfaces work together and say goodbye to our insular thinking. For example, involving operations teams already at the beginning of the design of a control system may lead to a different solution.

      Isn’t this being done already?

      Yves Constantin: Of course there is collaboration. The difference between an end-to-end solution in comparison with a solution that involves many different service providers shows in the amount of effort for the client and the cost that he has. If the client decides to distribute contracts to several partners, he has to provide more preparatory work and define the interfaces. If not, everybody goes their own way. Bringing them together takes time. However if he decides to give one single contract to a service provider who takes care of everything, he needs to have faith that we do it well – but the client will also save the effort, time and cost.

      Does this mean, looking from the service provider’s perspective, such as Telespazio VEGA, that this causes more responsibility and more work?

      Yves Constantin laughs): First of all it means securing jobs! We don’t bid for contracts to cause more work but because we want to give work to our employees. But seriously: You just have more fun in an end-to-end contract. You can grow your knowledge, you have more exchange between the teams – and less interaction cost for the client. The potential for optimising the solution is also bigger since everything is in one hand. And if the playground is bigger there is also more opportunity for creativity and ingenuity. For this, we like to take the responsibility.

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