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  • How ESA helps connect industry and spark 5G innovation

    Connecting people and machines to everything, everywhere and at all times through 5G networks promises to transform society. 

  • Shaken but not stirred: Konnect satellite completes vibration tests

    The first Spacebus Neo satellite – Konnect, a high-throughput satellite ordered by Eutelsat – has successfully completed its mechanical test campaign in Thales Alenia Space facilities in Cannes.

  • Third ScyLight workshop 2019 highlights

    On the 5th and 6th June 2019, the third annual ScyLight workshop took place in the two of the most important Romanian historical palaces: Hilton Atheene Palace and Palais Ghica Victoria in the town of Bucharest.

  • EDRS-C successfully launched

    The second satellite to join the constellation that forms the European Data Relay System (EDRS) has been successfully launched.

  • Space data relay system shows its speed

    A satellite network that can zoom in on ships at sea and check for oil spills in almost real time has demonstrated its capabilities at a high-level international event in Brussels.

  • Space-enabled app for pilots takes to the skies

    An app that integrates navigational data and weather conditions to improve flight safety for pilots has been launched. Its inventors hope to have a full commercial version on sale by the end of the year.

  • Next satellite in the European Data Relay System is fuelled

    The second satellite to join the constellation that forms the European Data Relay System (EDRS) has finished fuelling and is days away from launch.


  • University spin-off puts Perugia on the technology map

    This month an Italian company based in Perugia is celebrating a decade of successful collaboration with ESA. RF Microtech has experienced remarkable growth in the last few years, which has put the medieval town – normally famous for its stunning scenery, legendary chocolate and its jazz festival – firmly on the technology map.


  • Dawn of the terabit era – critical functions of the first European Q/V-band reflector are demonstrated

    The race for in-orbit capacity for data transmission has been given a big helping hand with the development of the first large European Q/V-band reflector. The reflector, which was developed under ESA’s ARTES Advanced Technology (AT) programme, along with German Space subsystems specialist HPS GmbH is a significant step forward in the conception of terabit satellites.

  • ESA helps to drive UK space success

    The Harwell Space Cluster just outside Oxford now employs more than 1,000 people across 92 organisations – and a showcase event on 27 June emphasised that most of those taking part are receiving support from ESA for their growth plans.