8 December 2016 – After a decade of development and the long-term support of ESA, CAN Bus for Space will be deployed for forthcoming missions. The new data bus has been adopted by all the major European satellite manufacturers.
3 December 2016 – ESA’s Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) programme adds new elements and strengthens existing ones, with an overall subscription of €1.2 billion following the Council meeting at Ministerial Level in Lucerne, Switzerland.
1 December 2016 – The first telecom satellite built using the SmallGEO platform, Hispasat 36W-1, arrived in Kourou today after completing its final tests at IABG in Germany. Preparations are now being undertaken for the January launch on a Soyuz rocket.
11-12 January 2017, ESTEC (Noordwijk, the Netherlands)
This annual event is to share the results of recently completed Future Preparation (formerly ARTES 1) activities. Registration for the event is free and open to anyone based in the ARTES Participating States.
23 November 2016 - The European Data Relay System began servicing Europe’s Earth observing Copernicus programme yesterday, transferring observations in quasi-real time using cutting-edge laser technology.
22 November 2016 – The Seraphim Space Fund of venture capital, currently worth £50 million, is set to boost European small, medium and start-up companies developing space-based applications, services and technologies.