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Decisions from the 290th ESA Council meeting

The ESA Council met today in its 290th session and took some important decisions regarding the Executive’s senior management. ESA’s 22 Member States approved the Director General’s proposal to appoint Elodie Viau as Director for...

Mobile ad hoc networks bolster public safety operations

The role of telecoms in any emergency setting is fundamental and there is a growing demand for wireless broadband data transmission during crisis operations. ARTES Core Competitiveness have recently co-funded the project ‘Mobile...

Space-equipped lab tests key workers for COVID-19

Space-enabled tests are underway to empower healthcare workers, civil protection volunteers and members of the emergency services to help other people. As the immediate crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic fades in Europe,...

Flight trials for greener aviation set for take off

Commercial flight trials that use satellite-enabled communications to reduce the environmental impact of flying are scheduled to commence once normal traffic levels resume.


    The M2M market is increasing fast and more bandwidth is required. Ku-band M2M services can offer this bandwidth but require low-cost front-end components to be accepted by the market. The SiGeM2M project is demonstrating the implementation of the complete front-end transmitter functionality in a low-cost and low-power SiGe RF IC.

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