Newtec signs multi-milion Euro ESA contract for production of satellite multimedia networks
In terms of commercial European ground segment activities, the Belgian satellite communications system provider Newtec has been a huge success, with ESA playing a major role in helping them achieve this.
ESA Telecom, in its supportive role to companies developing new business opportunities, helped pave the way for Newtec's quantum leap from equipment manufacturer to complete satellite communications system provider. Newtec in return has a glowing record of achievements in the commercial arena, some resulting from ESA developments.
Originally starting with ESA contracts on Olympus in the 1980's, Newtec now employs over 90 people, aiming with the newly signed substantial ARTES 4 (ESA-Industry Partnership) contract to become a system company for satellite multimedia networks alongside fellow Belgian sub-contractor Alcatel Bell.