BARSC member CGI UK, that delivers mission-critical space software systems for clients around the world, has teamed up with Serco, Inmarsat, and Lockheed Martin UK, to create a new organisation called, Athena. 

While continuing to operate as separate companies, Athena aims to develop shared capabilities that will meet the likely future demands for space-enabled solutions in both commercial and government applications.

Kevin Craven Serco Chief Executive, UK & Europe, said: “I am delighted to introduce Athena as an exciting new team that will deliver enhanced space-based technologies and services from the UK. Athena will boost British capabilities, as well as the economy, via growth in this fast-moving, developing sector. The launch of Athena also ensures diversity and choice in the UK space sector for future sustainable development.”