Welcome to ThorGroup

Our Passion is space - our knowledge is technology, data, politics and open source intelligence.

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Consulting and Strategy

The core element of our business is consulting for our global clients at the intersection of space and cybersecurity policy, geopolitics, and strategy, directly addressing their unique needs.


ThorGroup publishes the online magazine SpaceWatch Middle East, providing business and geopolitical intelligence for the space sector and satellite industries in the region. By measuring the pulse of Middle East space developments, SpaceWatch Middle East provides market analysis and insightful forecasts on the developments in space that impact the region and beyond.
SpaceWatchME.com is ThorGroup's information portal and online magazine dedicated to covering all Middle Eastern space activities, from commercial New Space developments to the intersection of space and geopolitics in one of the most consequential regions in the world. 
Stay tuned and follow us on @SpaceWatchME on Twitter.

ThorWatch Open Source Intelligence Products

Powered by our partner SecDev Analytics, ThorGroup provides the ThorWatch range of open source intelligence (OSINT) products, ranging from space and cybersecurity policy reporting for the United States and Europe to biweekly coverage of crisis hotspots. Standard reports and tailored briefings are available. To learn more follow us at @ThorWatch_CH on Twitter or visit our webpage at www.thorwatch.ch.

Business Development and Project Management

The ThorGroup team and its experienced network of industry experts provides Project Management and PMO services for commercial space projects, such as satellite acquisition, ground stations and space business plans. The Team provides business development market access, networking, and business intelligence services to clients across the globe.


Dr. John B. Sheldon
Chairman and President

An expert in space and cyberspace policy and strategy, John has covered the implications of space and cyberspace for contemporary geopolitics over many years for governmental and commercial clients around the world.

Torsten Kriening
Chief Operating Officer

With a background in computer science, IT and space management, Torsten is as technical as they come. His specialty is business development.

Michael Buholzer
Chief Executive Officer

Running companies with the Swiss spirit is key. With a journalism background, Michael combines technology with extensive media know-how.

Mathieu Habegger
Chief Information Officer

He is the IT nerd with media knowhow. Bit-level experience on all current online platform developments make him unique in the team.


ThorGroup GmbH
Waaghausgasse 18
3011 Bern

Tel: +41 31 511 25 50