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  • IBC 2015: Satellite TV over IP with content encryption

    8 September 2015 – Global Invacom and satellite operator Avanti, with the support of ESA under ARTES 5.2, and Microsoft, are presenting an innovative end-to-end solution at IBC 2015 that delivers satellite broadcast TV and broadband to a home environment over standard IP-enabled networks, such as Ethernet and WiFi.

  • Satcoms support for modular smartphones

    26 August 2015 – ESA is making funding available to help promising European SMEs build satcom components for modular smartphones. This ARTES 5.1 ITT closes on 14 October. 

  • Seraphim Space venture capital to nurture ESA space applications

    11 August 2015 – ESA to give the most promising European space applications, services and technologies the chance to access a substantial new source of venture capital finance. 

  • Sentinel-1A—Alphasat laser link delivers excellent stability and robustness

    5 August 2015 – Having recently completed 100 communication sessions, the optical inter-satellite link between Sentinel-1A  and Alphasat is delivering excellent stability and robustness under various conditions, and represents a global first.

  • ESA announces dedicated support for the development of megaconstellations

    31 July 2015 – A new ARTES 3-4 Call for Proposals will be announced in the coming weeks dedicated to supporting the development of megaconstallations, which are poised to offer major breakthroughs in low-cost broadband capacity and other satcoms services.

  • First ESA satcom course a success

    30 July 2015 – The ESA satcoms course at Oxford, which took place on from 8 to 10 July, attracted many different kinds of professionals working in the satcom sector. Speakers included both ESA and industry market leaders, who contributed their expertise and led practical sessions.

  • Flexible payloads key for satcom industry

    25 July 2015 – Two new products developed by Space Engineering Group (Italy) with support from ARTES will be incorporated in Eutelsat Quantum, a new ESA-supported Public Private Partnership that will develop a new satellite platform entirely configurable in software.

  • ARTES Telecom Days - Meet the ARTES team face to face

    12 -13 November 2015, ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands)

    The ESA Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications is providing the satellite communications industry with a unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with Telecommunications Department executives at its European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

  • Norwegian SAT-AIS payload delivered

    10 July 2015 – Two Novel SAT-AIS receivers built by Kongsberg Seatex with support from ESA were delivered to the Norwegian Space Centre for launch on the Norsat-1 satellite in early 2016.

  • Europe's 'chameleon' telecom satellite signed

    The signature for Quantum is signed at the flag-raising ceremony of ESA's European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT) in the UK on 9 July 2015. The contracts were signed by Magali Vaissiere, ESA Director of Telecom, Nick Daly, MD of Eutelsat UK and Colin Paynter, MD of Airbus Defence and Space UK. Speeches by Magali Vaissiere, Eutelsat CEO Michel de Rosen and Colin Paynter.