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  • ESA MC 8585

    This activity is aimed at identifying and analysing services and applications for which the deployment of satcom mega-constellations could bring remarkable changes. After the identification and assessment of six promising areas of interest, a business case and gap analysis particularly highlighted three most promising areas in which potential...


    The objective of this project is the assessment of satellite networks technology evolutions that can mitigate the effect of satellite latency on the user quality of experience, so that satellite networks can be integrated more seamlessly within the 5G ecosystem.

  • ALIX

    Through its activities, ALIX supports the satellite communication community to engage with 3GPP in order to develop contributions and advocate positions favourable to the SatCom sector within the 3GPP standardisation process such that they result in tangible industrial opportunities. The project gathers organisations from the satellite...


    Two antenna configurations have been selected as references for future development of Large Deployable Reflector Systems. One of 12 meters aperture for say L-S band and one of 5 meters aperture for say Ka band. For each Antenna, the architecture of the reflector has been identified and investigated, inclusive of accommodation on commercial...


    Mega-constellations are large networks of low-cost satellites, operating in Low Earth Orbit, providing low latency communication, worldwide coverage and low-cost broadband capacity. This study identifies promising services/applications based on mega-constellations, starting from user requirements, deriving the system architecture, assessing the...


    The feasibility study of VDES satellite component system consisted in exploring user needs and required services, defining satellite technical solutions in response of the user needs and performing trade-off analyses of the satellite technical solutions.


  • Maria Guta
    • ARTES contact
    • ESA/ESTEC, Telecommunications Technologies, Product & Systems Department - Directorate of Telecommunications & Integrated Applications, Keplerlaan 1 P.O. Box 299
      2200 AG , Noordwijk ZH
    • +31 (0)71 565 3392
    • +31 (0)71 565 4093
  • Frank Zeppenfeldt
    • ARTES contact
    • P.O. Box 299
      2200 AG , Noordwijk ZH
    • +31 (0)71 565 4376
    • +31 (0)71 565 4598
  • Damien Roques
    • ARTES contact
    • ECSAT Atlas Building Fermi Avenue
      OX11 0QX , Didcot
    • +44 1235 444 342
    • +44 7900 696 526
  • Andrew Murrell
    • ARTES contact
    • ESA / ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1, P.O. Box 299
      2200 AG , Noordwijk ZH
    • +31 (0)71 565 8481
    • +31 (0)71 565 4596