CERIDES Implements the Kick-Off Meeting of the Cyprus GOVSATCOM Study (CGS) Project

November 16, 2023
Christos Dimopoulos

European University Cyprus / CERIDES is happy to announce the official start of the Cyprus GOVSATCOM Study (CGS) project. The kick-off meeting of the project took place at CERIDES premises on Friday the 10th of November 2023. The project is funded through the 7th ESA (European Space Agency) PECS (Plan for European Cooperating States) Call.

The kick-off meeting of CGS was attended by the Project Officer Mr Michael Hadjitheodosiou (Satellite & Telecomm System Engineer at European Space Agency) and Mr. Kendeas Karantonis, Hellas Sat Space Programs Manager.

The aim of the project is to form a definition study that will assist the efficient integration of Cyprus into GOVSATCOM (European Union Governmental Satellite Communications) and IRIS2 (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite) programmes.

The aim of the project is also to prepare the ground so that the local industry can participate in these programmes’ evolution. To achieve this, the project consortium will seek synergies with existing initiatives on quantum cryptography, such as CYQCI (co-funded by the Digital Europe Program and the Republic of Cyprus), as well as the CyOGS and MOGS-CyX projects that are also funded through the 6th ESA PECS program.

The Consortium of the Cyprus GOVSATCOM Study (CGS) project consists of:

Hellas Sat (Project Coordinator)

European University Cyprus / CERIDES

University of Aegean

The CGS project Technical Team of CERIDES consists of:

Dr. Konstantinos Katzis of CERIDES, CERIDES Project Manager

Dr. Christiana Panayi, CERIDES Research Fellow

Mr. Orestis Pavlou, EUC Research Officer

Ms. Eva Demetriou, CERIDES Research Associate