ESA role in Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite17 October 2017
ESA role in Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite17 October 2017 Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite has reached its final working orbit above the Pacific Ocean. Eutelsat-172B, built for Eutelsat by Airbus, carries new technologies developed through ESA-led projects, including fully articulated thruster a...
Telemedicine via satellite improves care at astronaut landings29 September 2017
Telemedicine via satellite improves care at astronaut landings29 September 2017 Tempus Pro, a portable vital-signs monitor offering telemedicine via satellite, is helping medics at ESA astronaut landings. Thomas Pesquet was the first to benefit at the end of his mission in May.
ESA and European space industry join forces on ‘Satellite for 5G’21 June 2017 ESA and 16 satellite industry leaders today signed a joint statement on their collaboration over ‘Satellite for 5G’ at the Paris Air and Space Show.
ESA to present two new satcom projects at Paris Air and Space Show19 June 2017 On 21 June, at the airshow in Le Bourget, France, ESA will unveil two new satcom initiatives, Govsatcom Precursor and Satellites for 5G.
First Sentinel-2B images delivered by laser12 June 2017
First Sentinel-2B images delivered by laser12 June 2017 With the Sentinel-2B satellite close to beginning its working life in orbit, this latest Copernicus satellite has linked up to Alphasat by laser, across almost 36 000 km of space, to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.
First SmallGEO mission to start service06 June 2017
First SmallGEO mission to start service06 June 2017 After four months of exhaustive testing in space, the flagship SmallGEO mission Hispasat 36W-1 has passed all trials with flying colours, which means control has been handed to the operator.