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  • First Spacebus Neo satellite launched

    Ariane 5’s first launch of 2020 has delivered two telecom satellites, Konnect and GSAT-30, into their planned transfer orbits. Arianespace announced liftoff at 21:05 GMT (22:05 CET, 18:05 local time) this evening from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

  • Plant-powered sensor sends signal to space

    A device that uses electricity generated by plants as its power source has communicated via satellite – a world first. Such sensors could be used to connect everyday objects in remote locations, enabling them to send and receive data as part of the Internet of Things.

  • First Spacebus Neo satellite set for launch

    The first satellite developed under an initiative to help European industry deliver competitive satellites for the commercial telecommunications market has entered its final phase before launch.

  • LEROS 10 reaction control thruster is qualified

    The high-performance and low-cost LEROS 10 thruster, developed by Nammo Westcott Ltd in the frame of ESA’s Neosat Partnership Project, has recently completed its comprehensive qualification programme and is ready to perform its role in the attitude control and station-keeping of geostationary communication satellites.

  • First Spacebus Neo satellite ready to be shipped to launch site

    Konnect, the first Spacebus Neo satellite built by Thales Alenia Space as prime contractor on behalf of operator Eutelsat, has completed its tests and is ready to be shipped to its launch site in French Guiana.

  • Centralised power supply solution now on the market, thanks to ESA’s Eurostar Neo Partnership Project

    Within ESA’s Eurostar Neo Partnership Project, RUAG Space (Sweden) has developed and qualified an RF Centralized Power Supply Unit (RFCPSU), in order to supply a high number of RF equipment like LNA’s and Converters with power, without the need for secondary power conversion at each load.

  • 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. 

  • Saving time and costs thanks to T-Cube wireless sensors

    Environmental testing at system level of complete spacecrafts requires several hundreds of sensors both for mechanical and thermal-vacuum testing. Wireless sensors provide a competitive solution to avoid buying, assembling, installing and in the end, withdrawing hundreds of cables.

  • Huge satellite shipping container arrives in Cannes

    A protective container specially designed for the new family of telecommunications satellites developed under ESA’s Spacebus Neo Partnership Project has arrived in Cannes.

     

  • Shaken but not stirred: Konnect satellite completes vibration tests

    The first Spacebus Neo satellite – Konnect, a high-throughput satellite ordered by Eutelsat – has successfully completed its mechanical test campaign in Thales Alenia Space facilities in Cannes.