ESA Director General Jan Wörner signed a Memorandum of Intent with Rolls-Royce today, as the two entities agree to investigate how space technology can be used to develop autonomous and remote-controlled ships.
5G is expected to bring a revolution in telecommunications; and a coordinated, Pan-European approach to trials is essential if Europe is to achieve leadership in 5G technology, network deployment and penetration of 5G services in key vertical markets.
ESA initiated the third SMP Project in the Pioneer Partner programme, with the signature of the IODA contract by ESA and Airbus Defence and Space (FR), leading a team of Canadian and Europen companies.
PARTNERS: EURESCOM, FRAUNHOFER FOKUS, FRAUNHOFER IIS, NEWTEC, SES, TU BERLIN, UNIVERSITÄT DER BUNDESWEHR
The SATis5 testbed will implement, deploy and evaluate an integrated satellite-terrestrial 5G network, showcasing the benefits of the satellite integration with the terrestrial infrastructures in order to increase the trust in the newly developed 5G technologies and to foster their adoption.
On 18th October His Royal Highness the Duke of York, as patron of the Harwell Campus, hosted a reception at St James’s Palace in London, both to celebrate a series of important new investments at Harwell and to highlight opportunities for future developments.
ESA’s Pioneer partner programme aims to facilitate the emergence of a number of Space Mission Providers (SMPs) who can provide timely, cost-effective opportunities for public and private customers to access space.
Launched on 1 June, EUTELSAT172B is the first European-built satellite to use Electric Orbit Raising. Now in Geostationary Transfer Orbit, the spacecraft is using electric propulsion to raise its orbit to its geostationary In Obit Test (IOT) position. It will reach its 172° East operational longitude by mid-November.