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  • 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.

  • New market opportunity becomes commercial success

    In the fiercely competitive telecom satellite microwave products sector, Thales Alenia Space identified a gap in the market for two new products, a 25/17 GHz band receiver and a Ka-band converter.

  • ARTES Applications Workshop 2014

    European Space Agency (ESA) announces the 4th ARTES Applications Workshop will take place on 29th - 30th April 2014 in Luxembourg.

  • A versatile next-generation satcom modem

    ND Satcom's next-generation satcom modem, the SKYWAN 5G, is a bi-directional MF-TDMA and DVB unit that supports voice, video and data applications in the most bandwidth-efficient manner possible.

  • A flexible new satcom-based marine communication system optimises bandwidth at sea

    With support from ESA´s ARTES 3-4 programme, a new integrated marine communications system, has been tested on board five tanker vessels operating in the North Atlantic, US East Coast and Baltic Sea regions.