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  • Payload Technologies and Products

    Event: Final Presentation Days

    To be held 3-5 February 2015, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

  • ADS's new dual feed subreflector assembly

    News: ARTES 3-4 success story

    With the support of ESA, Airbus Defence and Space has developed a key component for the commercial satellite market – a versatile subreflector assembly – that is now validated for flight.

  • Satellite broadband for all

    Thanks to European telecoms satellites equipped with powerful, high-frequency Ka-band communications, affordable broadband Internet access via satellite is becoming a reality.

  • Another commercial breakthrough for Kongsberg Norspace

    Kongsberg Norspace (Norway) books its first commercial order for the company's new-generation command receiver.

  • Logging the smart way

    With the support of ESA, Irish company Treemetrics has developed an innovative system that uses space and ground assets to map forests and monitor tree-harvesting machinery.

  • HYDRA, the multi-headed star tracker

    Sodern has introduced a version of its HYDRA star tracker specifically designed for the telecommunications market.

  • 1964-2014: fifty years of European cooperation in space

    We mark the 50th anniversary of European cooperation in space with some notable milestones and events from our past:

    • 11 May 1978: The successful launch of OTS-2 (Orbital Test Satellite-2), the first ESA telecoms satellite.
    • 29 May 1969: As a part of the Aerosat programme, an ad hoc air traffic control expert group is set up by ESRO.
    • 30 May 1975: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany (Federal Republic), Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom sign the convention establishing ESA.
  • Safer flying with satcom weather app

    Pilots using a satellite service can now receive inflight updates on weather hazards and warn other aircraft of storms they see ahead.

  • ESA Historical Timeline

  • ARTES Call For Ideas

    ESA is pleased to invite members of the satellite communication industry from European Member States and Canada to participate in the ARTES Call For Ideas. ESA is looking for proposals for long-term preliminary studies and technology development-related activities.