With the support of ESA’s ARTES Programme, the Spanish company SENER has developed and qualified a Detent high Torque rotary Actuator (DTA) at both the component and mechanism levels of an actuator, in order to deploy and to hold the mechanism when no power is applied.
Iris will relieve pressure on terrestrial communication channels by supplementing them with digital text for position reports, clearances and runway conditions, sent and received between pilots and ATC by satellites to terminals in the cockpit and the flight control facility.
13 Mar 2019 - Several national air traffic control organisations have agreed to trial the commercial system, including those of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
ESA and the Romanian Space Agency are jointly hosting a workshop in Bucharest dedicated to ESA’s evolving programme for Secure Satcom for Safety and Security (“4S”). Deadline for submitting a Notice of Intent 22nd March 2019!