November 2003 saw the publication of thirteen project pages on the ESA Telecom website covering a wide variety of satcom activities.
New Media Support Centre
Three project teams headed by CNES of France, FOKUS of Germany, and Siemens of Austria concluded investigations into the development of a New Media Support Centre (NMSC) to benefit the European / Canadian space community and ESA member states. Similarly, Space Engineering of Italy completed a project to define the requirements of the System Simulation Unit (SSU), the constituent of the NMSC.
|EADS Astrium of France and the UK began a project called AMETHYST to study two types of development scenario in the Mobile Satellite Service market. Namely 'Early Entry missions' and 'Geo-Mobile network evolutions'.|
EADS Astrium of France is also in the process of developing TRACKS, a van fitted out with a variety of equipment including a VSAT terminal, GSM Mast antenna.
EADS Astrium of the UK and Tesat Spacecom of Germany concluded a study assessing the System Design Of Future Communications Satellites Using High Temperature Superconductors.
|A Survey of the Telecommunications Industry in Greece, ESA's newest project contributor, was begun by Kantor Management Consultants of Greece. Their goal is to identify companies that are active in the Telecommunication Market define the major areas for a possible co-operation between the Industry of Greece and the Agency.|
To view any of the project pages mentioned in this article just click on the appropriate link on the right side of this page.