In recent years, there has been a notable increase in interest in constellation initiatives, bringing Satcoms to orbits progressively closer to Earth. Whilst this brings with it amazing opportunities, such as very low latency and direct-to-handheld communications, flying in VLEO comes with several challenges.
The 1st ESA Workshop on Satcom in VLEO event aims to identify the key technologies, concepts and solutions for the design and implementation of Satellite Communications constellations to fly in Very Low Earth Orbit.
The UK Space Agency (UKSA) and European Space Agency (ESA) will be running a joint optical and lunar communications industry day in Bristol on 14th September 2022.
The focus of the day will be the launch of two parallel competitions. The first competition, OPS-SAT VOLT, will be to develop the next generation optical and quantum payloads, alongside developing the platform and ground segment. The second competition will be the UK’s first dedicated commercial lunar communications call.
The “Fourth Industrial Revolution” comes with an increasing pace of development and digitalisation, driven - and enabled by vast amounts of data. Already today, the limitations of conventional networks impact the deployment and end user service capacity, and today’s Satellite Communication Market must innovate in an ever more digital and connected global market.
ESA-Oxford University Course: Satellite Communications and Navigation: Technologies, Markets and Applications
This 5-day course gives a complete introductory overview of satellite communications and navigation. The target audience is graduates and young professionals with an engineering and/or financial background and senior professionals wishing to expand their background towards satcoms systems and services. The course has been developed by specialists from the European Space Agency (ESA) in conjunction with leading industry experts.
This is an annual event for European and Canadian Industries as well as ESA technical experts to showcase the latest developments in the domain of optical and quantum communication technologies under the ScyLight umbrella and beyond. It will be a unique opportunity to present your results and gain an overview of ongoing activities. The event will give you a chance to discuss, network and exchange with colleagues from both ESA and industry.
The programme will cover technical sessions, such as mission and system analysis, applications such as Earth observation, science, telecommunication and navigation, new technologies at system, sub-system and component level. A special session will be dedicated to small satellites access to space, addressing launchers and platform cross-compatibility.