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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 Observation and Navigation communities to present and discuss synergies between satellites and HAPS as well as to collect feedback and recommendations regarding a potential ESA HAPS programme.

New study: satcoms for the rail industry

8 March 2017 – The viability of deploying satcoms for rail communications is the subject of a new study prepared for the European Railway Agency by INDRA and ALG

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.

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. Registration will open mid-April.

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.

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.

ScyLight Workshop
8 February 2017, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

ScyLight (SeCure and Laser communication Technology) is the new ARTES programme element dedicated to Optical Communication Technologies. To launch the programmatic process, ESA’s Telecom’s directorate (TIA) is organising a workshop dedicated to the new element.

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.