ESA’s Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (TIA) is co-organising with the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education a short course in satellite communications for professionals.
9-10 October 2017, ESTEC, Noordwijk (The Netherlands)
High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) are stratospheric platforms that stay over a fixed point on Earth from weeks to months. Capitalising on these developments, the European Space Agency is reaching out to the Telecommunication, Earth...
The European Space Agency (ESA) and Dublin City University have joined forces to establish a Satcom IoT ‘Maker Space’, which will support the development of innovative Machine-to -Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for satellite communications.
Govsatcom services shall be provided to European Public Safety entities thanks to different means : classic commercial services, adequate procurement schemes to ensure immediate and guarantee access on either commercial assets or governmental assets, or dedicated Govsatcom assets.
The aim of Securesat study is: first, to assess the Users and Mission requirements for Govsatcom communications, secondly to identify existing (or soon to be deployed) assets and adequate procurement models that can answer to these requirements,and then to identify the remaining gap and to define complementary new assets to fulfil the full set of requirements. The candidate solutions shall be evaluated through a trade-off to identify the best solutions (taking into account cost-effective parameters).
Among the future assets, the development that could be part of a precursor will be identified and a first design will be realised.
Sunsensor that can withstand both the heat and the cold associated with extendable solar panel mounting and exhibiting increased radiation tolerance so as to allow prolonged operation in or near the radiation belts.
Following key development activities in the on-board processing
converter product area have been performed:
- The development of a Ka to L Downconverter
- Development of converter multipliers MMICs.
- Market survey for commercial off the shelf MMIC image reject mixers (IRM).
In the frame of the contract 4000110670/14/NL/US a 100 Volt High torque Wheel Drive Electronic with analogue interface for a Reaction Wheel was qualified.
In the frame of this qualification, which was performed on Reaction Wheel Assembly level, several features of the heritage wheel drive electronics were improved and qualified.