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Sapienza Consulting awarded a Contract for the “Provision of POLARIS ESA Corporate Services”

14 / 11 / 2015

Noordwijk, November 5th 2014 – Sapienza Consulting Ltd, a company of the Sapienza Consulting (Holding BV) Group is pleased to announce that today inked an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide (Corporate) consolidated management services for ECLIPSE and PRISMA applications. The service will be available from any ESA location, however, Sapienza service operations’ staff will operate primarily from the ESA/ESTEC centre and Sapienza own offices across Europe.

The three-year contract awarded, (with an optional extension of a further two), focuses on the provision of ECLIPSE-PRISMA corporate-level services to all ESA establishments worldwide. The contract is underpinned by an incorporated licensing agreement between ESA and Sapienza for the provision of an ECLIPSE corporate-license available to all ESA Directorates for the same duration of the contract.

As part of the contract, Sapienza and ESA will work together to standardise and improve the delivery of the services, to increase efficiencies, as well as promoting the transition from the heritage PRISMA software to the eclipse software suite, where this meets the individual requirements of the Programmes and Corporate users’ base.

With this contract, Sapienza Consulting makes a substantial step forward in establishing itself as a leading European provider of Space Projects and Mission Support through its people, software and services.

Furthermore, the formalisation of the eclipse suite as the corporate tool of choice for ESA, brings Sapienza a step closer to its declared ambition for the eclipse suite to become the European Standard tool for supporting space project Document Management & Configuration Management, Product Assurance, Quality Assurance and Project Management activities throughout the space supply chain. In fact, this latest contract award comes after a series of industrial contracts resulting in the adoption of various eclipse modules from Major Space sector actors such as Airbus Defence and Space, Thales Alenia Space and OHB System.


The ECLIPSE software suite is a unique web-based, software platform designed for commercial Prime-Contractors, SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and Governmental Space institutions alike. ECLIPSE suite empowers its users with a unique toolset supporting the management of:

  • Product Assurance
  • Quality Assurance
  • Document & Configuration Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Project Management
  • activities in space projects and missions according to the requirements of ECSS Standards.

The Sapienza Consulting Group is a leading provider of space mission and project support through people, software and services. Since 1994 Sapienza has been a supplier to the European Space Agency as well as the other key players of the European institutional and commercial space sector. The Group now consists of strategically located offices in Germany, The Netherlands, Italy,The United Kingdom and France.

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Sapienza Consulting Group
Space Business Park
Kapteynstraat 1
2201 BB
The Netherlands
Ph: +31(0)71 407 6518
Fx: +31(0)71 407 6536


The European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, is the largest ESA establishment, a test centre and hub for European space activities. It has responsibility for the technical preparation and management of ESA space projects and provides technical support to ESA’s on-going satellite, space exploration and human space activities.

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European Space Research & Technology Centre
Keplerlaan 1
2200 AG
The Netherlands
Ph: +31 (0)71 565 6565

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