EDRS-A testing the waters15 April 2016
EDRS-A testing the waters15 April 2016 EDRS-A, Europe’s SpaceDataHighway pioneer, has been in orbit for a month and its testing is going well. The Redu team in Belgium are now pushing it ever-closer to full service by laying the groundwork for it to be ready for its first laser links to th...
All-electric satellites in sight for Europe11 March 2016
All-electric satellites in sight for Europe11 March 2016 ESA’s partnership with satellite operator SES will bring a new generation of small European telecommunications satellites that are propelled by electric thrusters, with a first launch by the end of 2021.
Space keeps us safe as air travel rises 08 March 2016
Space keeps us safe as air travel rises 08 March 2016 ESA and UK satellite operator Inmarsat are forging ahead with the development of air–ground communications via satellite as part of Europe’s plan to keep our skies safe as air traffic increases.
Keeping transport systems on track29 February 2016
Keeping transport systems on track29 February 2016 Operators of UK transport networks are the first who are set to benefit from Live Land, a satellite-based land monitoring system developed through ESA.
ESA in partnership with Europe’s railways22 February 2016
ESA in partnership with Europe’s railways22 February 2016 Europe’s railway network plays a vital role in keeping our continent on the move. A new ESA initiative is considering the ways that space can add value to the network as it enters its third century of operations.
First SpaceDataHighway laser relay in orbit30 January 2016
First SpaceDataHighway laser relay in orbit30 January 2016 The European Data Relay System’s first laser terminal has reached space aboard its host satellite and is now under way to its final operating position.