This ITT focuses on Integrated Applications and User Terminals which, from the users' point of view, are crucial elements in determining the attractiveness of the system and in its eventual success in the market place.
Designed as a prototype for the ideal urban vehicle of the future, this ESA van is fully equipped with cutting-edge technology and equipment supporting a host of satellite-based UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) services.
ESA is committed to bringing the benefits of satellite telecommunication to Europe. In this spirit ESA has developed a strategy to support Satellite Communications for Air Traffic Management in the framework of the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research programme (SESAR).
A key role of the European Space Agency is to respond to the needs of its Member States, the European Union and user communities, including the institutional sector. This is especially clear in the area of Disaster Relief and Emergency Management. ESA has been leading activities in this area for more than a decade.