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  • Ku Band Multimedia System

    The Ku Band Multimedia system will not only bring the benefits of satellite radio to users across Europe but multimedia applications as well. Developing and marketing it represents a fantastic opportunity for European industry. This page contains technical information, the history and future of Europe's next step in media delivery.

  • AmerHis: A Switchboard in Space

    A new approach to satellite transmission is being made possible by AmerHis. By using satellite capacities more efficiently, AmerHis will function as a kind of telephone switchboard in space.

  • Broadband on Trains

    European citizens are today demanding access to broadband networks, not just while stationary but also while travelling. Users are already able to access Internet at train stations and airports. Providing this access while passengers are aboard the trains is the logical next step.

  • The REMSAT Demonstration

    REMSAT - A Demonstration of the Use of Satellite Techniques to Help in the Battle Against Forest Fires

  • Developing a new European multipurpose platform for large telecommunications payloads

    Interview with Jack Bosma, Head of Large Platform Mission Office, about the new European Cooperative that ESA and CNES are implementing:

  • European Third Pillar for Satellite Telecommunications

    The Final report and the Executive Summary "European Third Pillar for Satellite Telecommunications" are the result of the JADES study (Joint Alphasat Definition Study) performed jointly by Astrium, Alcatel and Alenia for the European Space Agency.

  • Alphabus equipment phase C/D selection

    Alphabus is the industrial programme for the development of a generic line of large platforms. Alcatel Space and EADS Astrium are cooperating to develop and market Alphabus with the objective to compete successfully on the global commercial satcom market. The objective of the phase C/D programme is to establish the Alphabus product line and to procure its first flight model.

  • Security Issues for satcom

    The expanding use of internet communications and the reliance on this technology by users is making security issues increasingly important. ESA's role is to ensure that new techniques can be implemented for satellite communication. Issues related to security will appear on this web page.

  • REMSAT (Real-time Emergency Management via Satellites)

    REMSAT (Real-time Emergency Management via Satellites)

  • Digital Cinema successfully demonstrated using the Cast4All multicasting platform

    Cast4All, a Belgian company specialising in developing, managing and marketing digital networks for rich-content delivery has successfully demonstrated the fully reliable and automated distribution of very large files for digital cinema, based on its multicast management platform.