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  • ARTES 25 Years of Telecom: Looking to the horizon

    As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we have examined why it was set up, how it and the European satcom environment have evolved, and the opportunities and challenges that both face today. In this final instalment, we look at what the future holds.

  • Launch-pad for Irish space-tech projects

    The partnership between Dublin City University and European Space Agency (ESA) is succeeding in providing the launch-pad for Irish companies to increase their engagement with emerging space-related technologies. 

  • Call for cross-sector collaboration

    Call closes 18 Jan 2019

    Cross-Cluster Proof of Concept call is now open for applications. The call is for project definition and proof of concept activities, with up to 20k funding per project, to be match funded (in-kind or capitol).

  • Perfect propulsion pointing: A main achievement of the NEOSAT programme

    The first flight models of the Electric Propulsion Pointing Mechanisms (EPPM) have been delivered by RUAG Space Austria to Thales UK’s Belfast assembly centre.

     

     

  • Star tracker: ASTROgyro builds a market with attitude

    Next time you look at the night sky, bear in mind that your favourite constellation is probably being used to steer and orient spacecraft. Thanks to German company Jena-Optronik and ESA’s ARTES programme, that has just become a whole lot easier.

  • Best Safety Service of the Year*

    The International Maritime Organisation’s Maritime Safety Committee has formally recognised Inmarsat’s ‘Fleet Safety’ solution as a new service to support the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System; and the associated Maritime Safety Terminal has won a prestigious award (*Safety at Sea Awards 2018).

  • 4th ESA Workshop on Advanced Flexible Telecom Payloads

    4-8 Mar 2019, ESTEC, Noordwijk (The Netherlands)

    The European Space Agency’s directorates of Technical and Quality Management (TEC) and Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (TIA) are organising the 4th ESA Workshop on Advanced Flexible Telecom Payloads.

  • ARTES 25 Years of Telecom: Interview with Nick Appleyard

    As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we will be examining why it was set up, how it and the European satcom environment have evolved, the opportunities and challenges that both face today, and what the future holds.

  • UK Space Conference 2019

    24 - 26 Sept 2019, ICC Wales (United Kingdom)

    More than 1,400 decision makers, industry experts, government officials, leading academics & innovators are expected at the 2019 edition.
    Register now! Early Bird Rates available until 1st of March 2019.  

     

  • Space-Enabled Internet of things shown in Berlin

    ESA’s first live demonstration of 5G by satellite began last week, as an ingenious set-up of European space and ground nodes showed a crowd in Berlin how it can help connect devices in the much-lauded ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT).