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  • Tests of textile antenna prove successful

    With a simple press on the insignia of his shirt, a certain captain in a famous science fiction television and movie series is able to receive and send messages. Now, thanks to the efforts of Patria Aviation Oy, with the support of the European Space Agency, the ability to communicate in this way may not be limited to fiction.

  • ESA Telecom participating in the organisation of the Joint Conference on satellite communications

    As co-organisor, ESA Telecom is involved the '23rd AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference' and the '11th Ka and Broadband Communications Conference' held at the Aurelia Convention Centre in Rome Italy from 25 to 28 September 2005.

  • Adaptive Coding and Modulation in DVB-S2 Standard investigated in ESA projects

    The European Space Agency has been contributing to the adaptive coding and modulation (ACM) introduction in DVB-S2 standardized technology and in DVB-S2 implementation guidelines published by the European Standards Institute (ETSI).

  • Axial Grooved Heat Pipes tests successful

    IberEspacio has successfully concluded the Delta Qualification Programme of Axial Grooved Heat Pipes (AGHPs) as requested by European Space Agency standards. With the sucessful completion of this programme, Iberespacio is able to offer AGHPs in line with ESA standards.

  • Forum on Evolutions in Satellite Telecommunications Ground Segments well attended

    Lively debate and discussion were on the agenda at a recent forum to discuss evolutions in satellite telecommunications ground segments, sponsored by the European Space Agency.

  • Forum to discuss evolutions in satellite telecommunication ground segments

    A forum to discuss the expected evolutions to satellite telecommunication ground segments over the next five to 10 years will take place at ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, during the first week of June. All interested parties from ESA Member States are encouraged to attend.

  • ALUSAT, SatMotion-Pocket streamline installation of remote communications via satellite

    The European Space Agency is supporting several companies interested in streamlining the installation process of satellite terminals. Among them is the Spanish-based company IntegrasSys. Through ESA's Initiative for ESA Telecom Newcomers (formerly the Start Up Projects Initiative) IntegraSys produced the Always Up Satellite Terminal (ALUSAT).

  • Alcatel ETCA develops SADE

    Through an ESA Telecom funded project, SADE (Solar Array Drive Electronics) has been fully qualified for the SpaceBus 3000 platform and added to the Alcatel ETCA product line improving the company's global competitiveness.

  • Lowering the cost of satellite operations

    A new automation software tool developed through a project supported by ESA Telecom will enable satellite operators to decrease operator workload and lead to significant cost savings.

  • Low Cost and Low Profile in one

    UK based ERA Technologies has completed design of a 'Low Cost Scanning Array Antenna' for a wide variety of platforms.