Company Profile

Starion Italia SpA is part of Starion Group, a professional engineering and solutions company, offering system development, security and engineering services for critical infrastructures, in particular the space sector.

Over the past 30 years, Starion Group has supported over 120 satellite missions, including CubeSats, SmallSats, complex science spacecraft, Earth observation and communication satellites, and multi-satellite constellations. Our clients in the space sector include ESA, EUMETSAT, the European Commission, EUSPA and national space and defence agencies.

Starion Italia SpA’s core capabilities are focused on providing support services to the European Space Agency (ESA) for Earth observation missions and the Near-Earth Objects Coordination Centre (NEOCC), for data storage and end-user consumption.

Based on its space heritage and security expertise, Starion has unrivalled experience in cybersecurity for space. We believe space services and solutions must be fully protected from design through to decommissioning to ensure data confidence now and in the future.

Headquartered in Belgium, Starion Group employs over 800 people and has offices in Belgium, UK, Czech Republic, Italy (Frascati), France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Canada, and works at client premises throughout Europe and North America. Starion is ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified.


Via Di Grotte Portella 28, 00044 Frascati Rome, Italy

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    Contact Information
    • Address

      Via Di Grotte Portella 28, 00044 Frascati Rome, Italy

    • Manager

      Giovanni Martucci di Scarfizzi, Business Development Manager, Italia

    • Phone number

      +39 06 9929 8820

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    Our Offices in Italy
    Global Presence - Other Offices in the world

    Belgium, UK, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Canada

    Products | Services | Applications |Technologies
    • ASTRAL: ASTRAL is a component-based satellite ground segment offering, allowing a high degree of flexibility for customers to integrate their own or third-party components, and interface to other systems. it supports small missions and constellations, reducing ground segment and operations costs through end-to-end automation of ground segment elements as well as spacecraft. ASTRAL builds on RHEA’s long-standing operational heritage in ground segment development, mission automation and operations preparation. Operationally proven, it offers a high degree of automation, with a mission control system supporting multiple spacecraft and an industry-leading operations preparation environment. It can be deployed on servers, private cloud and public cloud infrastructures.
    • COMET: RHEA Group is a pioneer in the implementation of concurrent design and the development of platforms to support it. Our concurrent design services include setup, training, hands-on support and audits. Using our unique, standards-based, open source COMET™ software, powered by CDP4®, teams can interact and share engineering models, designs, data and documents in near real-time. RHEA can help its customers transform the design and development of any complex physical entity, from small satellites to naval ships to factories. Concurrent design can also be used to analyze and optimize complex programmes as varied as cybersecurity, manning and automation, programmes of requirements and systems of systems.
    • CITEF: RHEA's Next Generation Cyber-Range Services are based on its leading-edge CITEF assets emulation and automation platform. CITEF has been developed by RHEA to deliver an advanced, state-of-the-art cyber-range capability equipped to support the demanding needs of cybersecurity for space assets and other critical infrastructures.
    • Artificial Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning together are a transversal technology that provides added value to most, if not all, of our offerings. Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning provides technology that enables us to achieve certain goals and needs as defined by the customer, mainly providing automation, autonomy, decision intelligence, etc.Due to the importance of Artificial Intelligence to our solutions and our customers, we have a dedicated Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Competence Area ; this Competence Area is hosted in Italy and supports all RHEA Group activities.
    Our Missions & Programmes

    EO Payload Data Ground Segment Engineering Services ; Copernicus ; IRIDE ; Aeolus ; Galileo ; EGNOS