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  • Phase B2 of ANTARES project begins

    Phase B2 of the ESA Iris ANTARES project is now underway. This phase will advance ANTARES to the System Preliminary Design Review.

  • 2013 Iris Information Event agenda now available

    An information event apprising actors and stakeholders of the latest progress in the Iris Programme will take place on 4 and 5 February 2013 in Salzburg, Austria. Participation is open to all actors involved in Iris and interested stakeholders in satellite communications for Air Traffic Management.

  • Iris ANTARES study produces first draft of satellite communications standard

    The first draft of the ANTARES Technical specifications is now available for download. Produced by the Iris ANTARES project, this document defines a new satellite-based communication standard for air traffic management (ATM).

  • Iris Public Event presentations online

    Presentations given at the 2011 Iris Public event are now available for download. One hundred participants representing the satcom and airline industries, government agencies and aviation regulatory bodies attended the ESA-sponsored event.

  • Iris Public Event 2011

    The purpose of this event is to brief stakeholders on the progress of the Iris programme and to encourage interaction with aviation.

  • Belgium joins Iris Programme

    On 20 September, Belgium became the 13th ESA Member State to support the ARTES 10 Iris Programme for Air Traffic Management. Belgium is joining Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the Czech Republic in this ESA initiative for aviation.

  • Further details released for Iris Public Event on 10-11 October

    ESA is organising a public information event on the Iris programme for all interested parties on 10-11 October 2011, in Noordwijkerhout , The Netherlands.

  • Iris Information Event to take place in The Netherlands

    An information event on the Iris Programme will take place on 10 and 11 October 2011 in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

  • First Invitiations to Tender Posted For Iris (ARTES 10)

    The New Iris Programme for Air Traffic Management (ATM) Communications via Satellite has posted its first two Invitation To Tenders (ITT). The ITTS opened September 25 and will close November 6, 2007.

  • Aviation stakeholders begin scrutinising system design options

    The work of close to 90 engineers from 23 companies will be under the microscope as the official System Requirement Review (SRR) of the Iris ANTARES study begins.