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  • MENOS recognised for innovation

    The Belgian company Newtec has been recognised for its work on a networking system concept called MENOS, a project developed with the assistance of ESA through its Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) programme.

  • Test of RCS2 standard successful

    The new DVB-RCS2 standard was put to the test in Oslo, Norway on 8 June, under the watchful eyes of ESA and the Norwegian Space Center. STM Norway AS, a division of STM Group, Inc., provided the first demonstration of RCS2.

  • PSM connector small but mighty

    It may be small and lightweight, but the new Power Sub-Miniature (PSM) connector promises to pack a real punch.

  • Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Ground and Space Applications Workshop 2010

    The Communications-TT&C Systems and Techniques Section of the Directorate of Technical and Quality Management is pleased to announce the Fifth Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Ground and Space Applications, TTC 2010.

  • Final Presentation: DVB-S2 Satellite Experiment 2010

    The final presentation of the ARTES 5 DVB-S2 satellite experiment activity was held on October 19th. Different questions on the test campaigns results and interesting debates on the commercial application of the combination of VCM&SVC technologies were sustained.

  • Static sparks testing on solar arrays

    Have you ever touched your keyboard, received a static electric shock, and then watched your monitor go dark? Imagine this shock happening to a telecommunications satellite in geostationary orbit. The power loss is severe and impossible to fix.

  • Picture perfect with DVB-S2

    Thanks to ESA-supported DVB-S2 technology, we experience the delights of high definition television (HDTV) via satellite, although heavy rain can, at times, affect our viewing experience. An ESA ARTES 5 project has proven that issues with extreme weather may become history.

  • Successful test campaigns for DVB-S2

    Recent experiments on the Digital Video Broadcast (DVB)-S2 standard via satellite have successfully demonstrated its extended capabilities. Tests were conducted through the ARTES 5 project DVB-S2 Satellite Experiment and presented recently at ESA´s ESTEC Centre in Noordwijk, The Netherlands

  • S-Band Experimental Campaigns event showcases four activities

    An S-Band Experimental Campaigns event will take place on 9 September 2010 in the Einstein Room at ESA´s ESTEC facility in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. All those interested are welcome to attend.

  • youDO ensures easy installation of DVB-RCS terminals

    “How much does it cost?” “Is it easy to install?” While the thought of having the latest satcom technologies may be exciting, many consumers will make their decision when these two questions are answered.