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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
“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.