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21st Ka and Broadband Communications Conference
12-14 October 2015, Bologna (Italy)

This year's conference, of which ESA is a sponsor, will focus on the latest in satellite communications: broadcast, point to point, mobile, internet, data relay, inter-planetary, optical downloading, dual-use systems, and more. Call for papers now open.

ARTES Final Presentation Days for Platform and Ground Segment
5 - 6 November 2015, ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands)

This event will complement the ARTES 1 Presentations done on 14 - 15 January 2015 and Payload Technologies and Products days held at ESTEC on 3 - 5 February 2015.

Save the date: ARTES Telecom Days - Meet the ARTES team face to face
12 -13 November 2015, ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands)

The ESA Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications is providing the satellite communications industry with a unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with Telecommunications Department executives at its European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

 

News

ESA announces dedicated support for the development of megaconstellations

31 July 2015 – A new ARTES 3-4 Call for Proposals will be announced in the coming weeks dedicated to supporting the development of megaconstallations, which are poised to offer major breakthroughs in low-cost broadband capacity and other satcoms services.

First ESA satcom course a success

30 July 2015 – The ESA satcoms course at Oxford, which took place on from 8 to 10 July, attracted many different kinds of professionals working in the satcom sector. Speakers included both ESA and industry market leaders, who contributed their expertise and led practical sessions.

Flexible payloads key for satcom industry

25 July 2015 – Two new products developed by Space Engineering Group (Italy) with support from ARTES will be incorporated in Eutelsat Quantum, a new ESA-supported Public Private Partnership that will develop a new satellite platform entirely configurable in software.

The EDA's 28th PT SATCOM meeting hosted by ESA at ESTEC
Meeting: 30 June - 1 July 2015, ESTEC (Noordwik, The Netherlands)

On June 30 and July 1, the European Space Agency hosted the European Defense Agency’s PT SATCOM 28th meeting at ESTEC, ESA's space technology center in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

First workshop on satellite terminals organised in the UK

24 June -2015 – At the recent satellite terminals workshop in London, it was decided that a European Terminals Working Group would be established so that synergies between involved stakeholders can be fully exploited, enabling future opportunities for satcoms. 

 

Latest Projects

PACS
23 July 2015
The project aims at developing a testbed in software defined radio to prove the feasibility of and measure the performance achievable in practice by the most promising among a set of advanced multiple access schemes for satellite communications
Ka-Band TC OMUX
23 July 2015
Thales Alenia Space France is looking for solutions to improve its competitiveness in terms of Ka-band equipment, payloads and satellites. As far as Ka-band output filtering is concerned, use of Temperature Compensated OMUX is foreseen. This new technology leads to an improvement of the input power limitation, footprint, useful bandwidth and electrical in band performances The five channels Ka band TC OMUX qualification allows to increase the competitiveness of Thales Alenia Space products by fulfilling identified customer requirements. Those new needs are mainly concerning HDTV application with very high power OMUX (340W / channel).
RADE
23 July 2015
The Reconfigurable Architecture Demonstration Equipment (RADE) program was an ARTES 5.2 program under which an in-orbit reconfigurable platform, making use of the software defined radio technology, capable of operating a sophisticated RF sampling and message decoding application used for the Satellite Automatic Identification of System for ships (S-AIS) was developed.
SatSoHoAfrica
20 July 2015
SatSoHoAfrica is allowing the provision of competitive broadband internet services to Small-office-Home-office (SoHo) users in Sub-Saharan Africa.
ASTROgyro
14 July 2015
Unfolding the synergies of star trackers and gyroscopes, ASTROgyro™ aims to establish a reliable and performant attitude determination system by combining the successful ASTRO star tracker series, as source of absolute and drift-free attitude information based on star pattern recognition, with the broad dynamic range and low noise rate spectrum of Coriolis Vibratory Gyroscopes (CVG) in an Inertial Reference Unit.
 

Latest Invitations to Tenders

Open date: Monday, July 6, 2015
Closing date: Monday, October 12, 2015
Reference Number: 14.1TT.42
Open date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Closing date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Reference Number: 14.1TT.57
Open date: Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Closing date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Reference Number: 15.1TT.76
Open date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Closing date: Thursday, September 3, 2015
Reference Number: 15.1TT.47
Open date: Monday, July 27, 2015
Closing date: Monday, November 2, 2015
Reference Number: 15.1TT.33
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