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2017 ARTES Final Presentation Days for Platform and Ground Segment
7-8 March 2017, ESTEC (Noordwijk, the Netherlands)

Update: Registration now open. ESA's directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (TIA) is organising this workshop dedicated to final presentations of ARTES-supported activities relating to Platform and Ground Segment. 

Workshop on Microwave Technology and Techniques
3-5 April 2017, ESTEC (Noordwijk, the Netherlands)

The next edition of the Workshop on Microwave Technology and Techniques (MTT) has been announced. The call for abstracts is now open.

Mulcopim 2017 Workshop
5-7 April 2017, ESTEC (Noordwijk, the Netherlands)

The next edition of the International Workshop on Multipactor, Corona and Passive Intermodulation (MULCOPIM) has  been announced. The call for abstracts is now open.

2017 UK Space Conference
30 May to 1 June 2017, Manchester (UK)

Held every two years, the UK Space Conference is an important forum for the UK and international space community, particularly for organisations eager to expand into this growing sector.

 

News

A full house for ESA's ScyLight industry day

21 February 2017 – The large turnout for this recent event indicates tremendous interest in optical technologies within the satellite communications industry.

ScyLight Outline Proposal template is now available

New templates now available for ESA's latest ARTES programme element: ScyLight

First SmallGEO mission reaches geostationary transfer orbit

28 January 2017 – The first flight opportunity for the new SmallGEO platform, Hispasat's H36W-1 satellite, was succesfully launched from the European Spaceport at Kourou, French Guiana, in the early hours of this morning.

SmallGEO media briefing

18 January 2017 – A special media briefing on SmallGEO and its first flight took place on Wednesday 18 January, at ESA HQ in Paris. Hispasat 36W-1 will be the first satellite to use the SmallGEO platform, marking the first partnership between ESA and the Spanish operator.

New ARTES programme element dedicated to optical communications: ScyLight

18 January 2017 – ESA's Telecommunications and Integrated Applications Directorate (TIA) has launched a new ARTES programme element dedicated to Optical Communication Technologies: ScyLight.

 

Latest Projects

Network Security on Multi-Spot Beam Broadband Networks for Multicast Based Interactive Systems
Status Date: 20 February 2017
In this project a secure multicast framework and architecture is defined on top of a multi-spot beam interactive satellite system, including the proposed application scenarios and use cases. A demonstrator is designed and developed to verify and demonstrate the defined secure multicast solution and proposed enhancements. Finally, implementation guidelines and standard evolution recommendation for the secure multicast satellite system are produced.
MTN-CCN2
Status Date: 20 February 2017
In the main study "Characterization of the Mobile Tracking Needs // ESA AO/1-6669/10/NL/NR" a measurement database was designed, developed and published. The database provides statistics of motion dynamics for mobile satellite terminals. The database (with access to industry residing within ESA member states) supports the design and testing of Satellite Communications On-The-Move (SOTM) tracking systems. The activity included a data gathering campaign and the development and population of a database. In this Contract Change Notice (CCN) standard motion profiles are defined based on the full set of measurements (including new measurements). The motion profiles are included in the GVF-105 standard SOTM test recommendations and their usability and applicability were tested in a pilot test with a commercial SOTM terminal at the Fraunhofer IIS Facility for Over-the-air Research and Testing (FORTE).
HEVC_4K
Status Date: 20 February 2017
The project developed key technologies for UHD satellite broadcasting systems both for direct-to-home (DTH) services as well as for presenting live events in digital cinemas. It successfully developed and implemented a real-time encoder for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) supporting High Dynamic Range video.
KaLQ
Status Date: 17 February 2017
Through the Artes-34 R&D project “KaLQ” with ESA, Kongsberg Norspace has developed and successfully qualified the two frequency converter units for conversion between Ka- and L-band frequencies. The up- and down-converter units are tailored for use on in a Ka-Band Terminal for Inter Satellite Links.
INSTINCT
Status Date: 31 January 2017
This project investigates the feasibility of satellite networks integration with terrestrial clouds to dynamically and optimally offer services. It identifies suitable solutions in connection to key satellite capabilities, such as broadcasting/multicasting, large coverage areas, ability to reach remote areas, mobility support, service resilience and flexibility for extending capacity, as well as uniform QoS irrespective of distance to end user.
 

Latest Invitations to Tenders

Open date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Closing date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Reference Number: 16.1TT.67
Open date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Closing date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Reference Number: 14.1TT.19
Open date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Closing date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Reference Number: 16.1TF.05
Open date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Closing date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Reference Number: 16.1TT.19
Open date: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Closing date: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Reference Number: 16.1TT.82
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