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  • Low Cost and Low Profile in one

    UK based ERA Technologies has completed design of a 'Low Cost Scanning Array Antenna' for a wide variety of platforms.

  • Newtec Cy and Sinosat agreement opens door to SATMODE field trial

    Newtec Cy of Belgium and Sinosat of China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop Digital iTV via satellite based on the ESA Telecom supported project SATMODE.

  • 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.

  • Security at nuclear plant improved through satellite

    The ESA Telecom supported project 'Satellite based Alarm and Surveillance System' (SASS) has recently begun field trials connecting, among others, a nuclear power plant in Slovakia to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna Austria.

  • Satellite saves lives

    The International Conference on Civil Protection and Space Telecommunications presented the results of a survey of various Civil Protection authorities. The aim was to find a European consensus on the actions required to enable full and complete use of space telecommunications in civil protection.

  • SWRA conducting Satellite Broadband research in Ireland

    Are you or have you ever been a user of Satellite Broadband in Ireland? If so, the Southwest Regional Authority is asking you to complete a simple online survey and be entered into a draw for a weekend for two to Amsterdam, including a visit to ESA/ESTEC.

  • NERA prepared for large-scale DVB-RCS deployment

    A spring forward in terminal transmit speeds has been accomplished by Nera Satcom of Norway. The ESA Telecom supported project has achieved a very significantly improved utilisation of the return link spectrum than in common VSAT systems and at a much reduced cost.

  • SatLabs launches Qualification Program for Interoperability

    The SatLabs Qualification Program, which aims to achieve DVB-RCS interoperability testing and certification, was launched at the beginning of April 2005.

  • Romanian Nurses to become European Nurses

    The SkyNurse project, co-financed and supported by ESA, makes use of advanced satellite and web-based technologies to deliver a specially designed training course to Romanian nurses in remote classrooms at the Politehnica of the University of Bucharest and the University of Pitesti in Romania.

  • ESA backing SATMODE, interactivity via satellite for consumers

    The European Space Agency (ESA) has entered into the SATMODE development contract, totalling EURO 49 million, with a team led by SES Astra (Lux).