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  • TESAT pioneers 3D Printing for RF components

    26 May 2015 – TESAT-Spacecom, one of Germany’s largest space technology companies, has pioneered the application of additive manufacturing techniques, also known as 3D printing, for the production of microwave components.

  • Satcoms for the Internet of Things

    30 May 2016 – With the support of ESA, TSAT AS (Norway) has demonstrated and tested a new satellite communications platform prototype designed for service providers who are keen to tap into the narrowband Internet of Things market.

  • ASMS/SPSC 2016

    5-7 September 2016, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    Learn about recent advances and emerging technologies in mobile, broadband and broadcast satellite communication systems at this year's joint ASMS/SPSC conference, of which ESA is a co-sponsor.

  • Flexible payloads come of age

    29 April 2016 – The Third ESA Workshop on Flexible Telecom Payloads which recently took place at ESTEC confirmed the evolution towards flexible payloads in the satellite industry.

  • The 22nd Ka and Broadband Communications Conference

    17-20 October 2016, Cleveland, Ohio (USA)

    These year's theme Communications Satellite Systems: A Look Back at the First 50 Years and Thoughts on the Next 50. ESA is a co-sponsor of this event. Registration now open

  • Govsatcom - ESA and Space Industry supporting a European solution

    12 April 2016 – At an event held on 5 April at ESA Headquarters in Paris, more than eighty high-level representatives from the European space industry and government discussed project proposals for the ESA Govsatcom Precursor programme.

  • Short course satellite communications

    5-7 July 2017, Oxford, UK

    ESA’s Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (TIA) is co-organising with the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education a short course in satellite communications for professionals.

  • Electric propulsion gets a boost from TAS

    29 March 2016 – Thales Alenia Space Belgium (TAS-B) has announced that its PPU Mk3 power supply for plasma thrusters has now been qualified. The development and qualification of the new unit was supported by the Belgian government and by ESA through the Competitiveness & Growth element of the ARTES programme.

  • Pioneer: Announcement of Opportunity

    23 March 2016 – Pioneer is a new ESA initiative that aims to facilitate in-orbit test flights for innovative services, applications, systems and technologies by providing affordable, timely and efficient access to space.

  • Megaconstellation as Enablers for New Service and Applications Opportunities

    Open Invitation To Tender - Closing date: 30 December 2016

    The main purpose of this activity is to identify and analyse services and applications for which a disruptive change could emerge from the deployment of mega-constellations. The activity shall focus on the down-stream space applications segment and shall characterize concrete service opportunities.