History

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Quick facts

Founded
2002
Employees
52
Business Units
6
Furthest project
384403 km from Earth

Located in the Scientific and Technological Park of Cantabria (43º26'59''N, 3º52'36''W), in the city of Santander, on the north coast of Spain.

How it began

In December 2002, Founder Luis García decided to start a new company in order to apply innovative concepts and technology available in at that time rising mobile phone industry, to the more conservative space industry.

ERZIA won its first contract with the European Space Agency in 2003 for the development of a Satellite Link. Emulator to be used for testing and type approving satellite user terminals against the newly created Satlabs standard for DVB-RCS.

In 2005, ERZIA won its first ever contract to design and manufacture spaceflight hardware for the LISA Pathfinder mission. That was followed by a number of other programs and ERZIA started its career in Space

In 2007, TIRSO Group entered the shareholding of the company to reinforce ERZIA both with capital and industrial expertise.

In 2008, ERZIA designed and built along with MTN Satellite Communications of Florida, USA, the satellite communications systems for the new Spanish Antarctic Base Juan Carlos I. This complex project was the birth of a long relationship between ERZIA and MTN that culminated with the creation of Santander Teleport, a Joint Venture between both companies.

Santander Teleport was built in Santander, Spain and was inaugurated in 2011 after a record of only one and a half year to build a full new world class teleport. The teleport received in 2012 the distinction by the World Teleport Association (WTA) as the World’s fast growing teleport.

In December 2013, China’s Moon mission Change’3 successfully landed a rover on the surface of the Moon for the first time since Apollo mission’s Era. On board of the rover, four ERZIA RF amplifiers located in one the scientific instruments performed their mission successfully.

At present time, we have just delivered more RF amplifiers for ESA’s Exomars mission, and the story continues, now heading to Mars.

Expanding into the future

A history of clients and successes

Since 2002, ERZIA products have earned an enviable reputation for being reliable and performing in extreme environments, from deep space to the oceans.

Ranging from the European Space Industry companies and agencies such as ESA, Astrium, RUAG, Thales, DLR, to the Chinese Space Agency (CNSA), US Army, Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy BIRA-IASB and a many of the World’s leading defense companies, ERZIA has provided them reliable systems and services.