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  • ARTES 4.0 – a new proposal for a new marketplace

    The world space market is undergoing a deep transformation fuelled by the digitalisation of the economy and society. At the same time, many governments recognise the growing strategic importance of space. 

  • Space2connect 2020 Conference

    The European Space Agency is organising the first ever “Space2connect” conference. Space2Connect is postponed to Q2 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The new date will be communicated as soon as possible later this year.

  • TESAT’s high-flying, high-performance X-band modulator: a data-relay and data-downlink star

    The International Data Corporation (IDC) estimate that by 2020 there will be around 40 trillion gigabytes of data in existence. To cope with this increasing volume, data rates for satellite transmission to the ground need to be augmented. TESAT, experts in manufacturing payload equipment for communication satellites, have developed in response a high-performance 8PSK X-band Modulator under ESA’s ARTES Competitiveness & Growth (ARTES C&G) programme.

  • Keeping Satcom Safe – Anti-jamming Solution for Antennas

    Thales Alenia Space with the support of ESA has successfully developed anti-jamming antenna capabilities for reflector-type antennas – whose appeal is set to generate great interest on the commercial market.

  • First commercial Dutch satellite operator makes a firm footprint in Space

    Two and a half years ago, the founders of Hiber wondered why only 10 per cent of the globe was covered with mobile networks, limiting the availability of the IoT (Internet of Things).

  • Unicorns have reached Space

    The Glasgow-based pioneer of miniaturised satellites, Alba Orbital, started the year by announcing the sale of the first two Unicorn-2 PocketQubes to US-based start-up, Stara Space. 

  • ESA Final Presentation Days – a flying start to 2019

    With over 250 participants from 18 countries coming together at ESTEC in Netherlands, the annual event for Industry and ESA experts in Satellite Communications featured a 15% increase in attendance, making it the most successful edition to date. 

  • Kongsberg Norspace scoop €30 million contract for state-of-the-art space kit

    When the first of the Inmarsat-6 twin satellite constellation is launched into orbit in 2020, the spacecraft’s next-generation digital processor will be equipped with leading-edge pre/post processors provided by Kongsberg Norspace (KNS), in a project supported by the European Space Agency’s ARTES C&G programme.

  • Star tracker: ASTROgyro builds a market with attitude

    Next time you look at the night sky, bear in mind that your favourite constellation is probably being used to steer and orient spacecraft. Thanks to German company Jena-Optronik and ESA’s ARTES programme, that has just become a whole lot easier.

  • SatixFy UK deliver innovative electronically steered array chipset solutions

    SatixFy, the UK-based satellite communication technology company, has announced the availability of functional samples of its chipset products, conceived and produced in record time.