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  • SATNEX Summer School 2017

    8-10 May 2017, Malta

    The Satellite Communications Summer School covers applications, methodological advances and basic theory of Satellite Communications. It is organised by the University of Malta in collaboration with Satellite Network of Experts (SatNEx) and with the support of ESA. Registration is now open.


    9-10 October 2017, ESTEC, Noordwijk (The Netherlands)

    High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) are stratospheric platforms that stay over a fixed point on Earth from weeks to months. Capitalising on these developments, the European Space Agency is reaching out to the Telecommunication, Earth Observation and Navigation communities to present and discuss synergies between satellites and HAPS as well as to collect feedback and recommendations regarding a potential ESA HAPS programme.

  • New study: satcoms for the rail industry

    8 March 2017 – The viability of deploying satcoms for rail communications is the subject of a new study prepared for the European Railway Agency by INDRA and ALG

  • Winners of the ESA Female YGT Space Applications competition 2017

    On 10 February 2017, the winners of first ESA Female Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) competition, organised by TIA, were presented at the annual TIA Seminar. The participants were asked to propose an innovative satellite-based Application that would be sustained by collaborative economic models, which would involve the European industry.

  • A full house for ESA's ScyLight industry day

    21 February 2017 – The large turnout for this recent event indicates tremendous interest in optical technologies within the satellite communications industry.

  • ScyLight Outline Proposal template is now available

    New templates now available for ESA's latest ARTES programme element: ScyLight

  • First SmallGEO mission reaches geostationary transfer orbit

    28 January 2017 – The first flight opportunity for the new SmallGEO platform, Hispasat's H36W-1 satellite, was succesfully launched from the European Spaceport at Kourou, French Guiana, in the early hours of this morning.

  • 2017 UK Space Conference

    30 May to 1 June 2017, Manchester (UK)

    Held every two years, the UK Space Conference is an important forum for the UK and international space community, particularly for organisations eager to expand into this growing sector.

  • New ARTES programme element dedicated to optical communications: ScyLight

    18 January 2017 – ESA's Telecommunications and Integrated Applications Directorate (TIA) has launched a new ARTES programme element dedicated to Optical Communication Technologies: ScyLight.

  • ScyLight Workshop

    8 February 2017, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

    ScyLight (SeCure and Laser communication Technology) is the new ARTES programme element dedicated to Optical Communication Technologies. To launch the programmatic process, ESA’s Telecom’s directorate (TIA) is organising a workshop dedicated to the new element.