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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.

2017 ARTES Telecom Days
8-9 June 2017, ESTEC, Noordwijk (the Netherlands)

This two-day event is dedicated to the ARTES Satellite Telecommunications, Technologies, Product development and Integrated Applications programmes. Additional details will be published shortly.

 

News

Winners of the ESA Female YGT Space Applications competition 2017

On 10 February 2017, the winners of first ESA Female Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) competition, organised by TIA, were presented at the annual TIA Seminar. The participants were asked to propose an innovative satellite-based Application that would be sustained by collaborative economic models, which would involve the European industry.

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.

 

Latest Projects

RAMSES
Status Date: 24 February 2017
The RAMSES (Roadmap for Advanced Mobile SatellitE Systems) project has been defined in order to contribute to the definition of roadmaps of new solutions – new technologies, new products – for the successful deployment of Next Generation Mobile Satellite Systems in the 2025 timeframe.
GNSS in GTO
Status Date: 22 February 2017
The Airbus DS GmbH LION Navigator is a multi-GNSS-constellation multi-frequency receiver for spacecraft that is space qualified for operation in low Earth orbits and in-tended for geosynchronous Earth orbits. The goal of the activity is to enlarge the application area of the LION Navigator to launch and early operation phases on transfer up to and including the nominal operation in geosynchronous orbit.
BEHOP
Status Date: 21 February 2017
This project represents the basis for enabling satellite systems using beam hopping capabilities to support distributed coverage areas. The coordination between input data, modulator and beam switching payload will be addressed. Furthermore, a receiver capable of operating with bursty DVB-S2X super-framing format 4 waveforms will be designed and implemented.
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.
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.
 

Latest Invitations to Tenders

Open date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Closing date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Reference Number: 16.1TT.54
Open date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Closing date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Reference Number: 16.1TT.01
Open date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Closing date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Reference Number: 16.1TT.67
Open date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Closing date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Reference Number: 16.1TF.05
Open date: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Closing date: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Reference Number: 16.1TT.82
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