28 June 2016 – ESA has launched a new Invitation to Tender with the goal of encouraging development of low data rate satellite communications concepts that would be suitable for diverse Machine-to-Machine and Internet of Things applications.
Friday 8 July 2016, ESTEC (Noordwijk, the Netherlands)
The world of Machine-to-Machine and the Internet of Things is rapidly evolving, bringing forth new users and new products. This in turn creates challenges and opportunities for the satcom industry. This first ever workshop on M2M and IoT is co-organised by TEC and TIA. Register now
30 May 2016 – With the support of ESA, TSAT AS (Norway) has demonstrated and tested a new satellite communications platform prototype designed for service providers who are keen to tap into the narrowband Internet of Things market.
26 May 2015 – TESAT-Spacecom, one of Germany’s largest space technology companies, has pioneered the application of additive manufacturing techniques, also known as 3D printing, for the production of microwave components.
12 April 2016 – At an event held on 5 April at ESA Headquarters in Paris, more than eighty high-level representatives from the European space industry and government discussed project proposals for the ESA Govsatcom Precursor programme.
ESA’s Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (TIA) is co-organising with the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education a short course in satellite communications for professionals.
29 March 2016 – Thales Alenia Space Belgium (TAS-B) has announced that its PPU Mk3 power supply for plasma thrusters has now been qualified. The development and qualification of the new unit was supported by the Belgian government and by ESA through the Competitiveness & Growth element of the ARTES programme.