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  • Perfect propulsion pointing: A main achievement of the NEOSAT programme

    The first flight models of the Electric Propulsion Pointing Mechanisms (EPPM) have been delivered by RUAG Space Austria to Thales UK’s Belfast assembly centre.

     

     

  • Star tracker: ASTROgyro builds a market with attitude

    Next time you look at the night sky, bear in mind that your favourite constellation is probably being used to steer and orient spacecraft. Thanks to German company Jena-Optronik and ESA’s ARTES programme, that has just become a whole lot easier.

  • Best Safety Service of the Year*

    The International Maritime Organisation’s Maritime Safety Committee has formally recognised Inmarsat’s ‘Fleet Safety’ solution as a new service to support the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System; and the associated Maritime Safety Terminal has won a prestigious award (*Safety at Sea Awards 2018).

  • 4th ESA Workshop on Advanced Flexible Telecom Payloads

    4-6 Mar 2019, ESTEC, Noordwijk (The Netherlands)

    The European Space Agency’s directorates of Technical and Quality Management (TEC) and Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (TIA) are organising the 4th ESA Workshop on Advanced Flexible Telecom Payloads.

  • ARTES 25 Years of Telecom: Interview with Nick Appleyard

    As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we will be examining why it was set up, how it and the European satcom environment have evolved, the opportunities and challenges that both face today, and what the future holds.

  • UK Space Conference 2019

    24 - 26 Sept 2019, ICC Wales (United Kingdom)

    More than 1,400 decision makers, industry experts, government officials, leading academics & innovators are expected at the 2019 edition. Register now! 

  • Space-Enabled Internet of things shown in Berlin

    ESA’s first live demonstration of 5G by satellite began last week, as an ingenious set-up of European space and ground nodes showed a crowd in Berlin how it can help connect devices in the much-lauded ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT).

  • ARTES 25 Years of Telecom: Today's challenges and opportunities

    As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we will be examining why it was set up, how it and the European satcom environment have evolved, the opportunities and challenges that both face today, and what the future holds.

  • ARTES 25 Years of Telecom: Interview with Carlo Elia

    This week we spoke to Carlo Elia, Head of the Telecommunications Technologies, Products and Systems Department, who told us how his area supports Europe’s industry.

  • Space Making the Virtual a Reality

    What do astronauts, Pokémon, wildlife park rangers and surgeons all have in common? The answer is virtual and augmented reality, or VR and AR.