Eutelsat achieves platinum score in Space Sustainability Rating

Eutelsat has surpassed 80% threshold, resulting in the highest-level rating, a platinum level Space Sustainability Rating score.

Eutelsat Group has announced that its first generation of more than 600 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites has received a platinum rating in the Space Sustainability Rating (SSR). This prestigious recognition underscores the company’s commitment to responsible space utilisation.

The SSR, first conceived at the World Economic Forum (WEF), aims to mitigate the creation of space debris, minimise the risk of satellite collisions, and promote safe and sustainable space operations. An international consortium developed the rating methodology, including experts from the European Space Agency, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BryceTech, and the University of Texas at Austin. eSpace – EPFL Space Center was selected to operationalise the SSR and oversee its implementation, with the goal of acknowledging and encouraging responsible space practices among various space actors.

The SSR rating evaluates six modules: Mission Index, Collision Avoidance Capabilities, Data Sharing, Detectability, Identification and Trackability, Application of Design and Operation Standards, and the use of future External Services. Eutelsat Group’s LEO satellite constellation surpassed the 80% threshold, earning the highest-level rating of platinum. This achievement highlights the company’s dedication to sustainable design and operational practices.

“With our increased presence in both LEO and geostationary orbit (GEO), we remain committed to the sustainable and responsible use of space” said Eva Berneke, CEO of Eutelsat Group. “We are honoured to receive SSR’s recognition and congratulations to the entire team for their hard work and dedication to sustainable and safe operations.”