Sentinel-1 soon to make first laser link01 April 2014
Sentinel-1 soon to make first laser link01 April 2014 The Sentinel-1 Earth observation satellite, set for launch on Thursday as the first space element of Europe’s Copernicus global monitoring programme, will be the anchor customer of another milestone ESA programme: the laser-equipped European Data Rela...
Neosat boosting Europe’s telecommunications by satellite20 February 2014
Neosat boosting Europe’s telecommunications by satellite20 February 2014 ESA is forging ahead with the Neosat next-generation satcom platform, planning the first flights within five years. The goal is for European satellite builders to capture at least half of the world’s satcom market in 2018–30 through innovation and eff...
FlySafe helps Dutch start-up to new heights07 February 2014
FlySafe helps Dutch start-up to new heights07 February 2014 Over the past four years, small Dutch company Robin Radar has been building a business out of FlySafe, ESA’s project for preventing bird strikes on aircraft, but has recently taken the technology down a new and unexpected path.
DeSIRE II cooperation06 February 2014
DeSIRE II cooperation06 February 2014 Through their 2011 Administrative Arrangement and active policy and programmatic coordination, the European Defence Agency (EDA) and European Space Agency (ESA), have today agreed to pursue their cooperation in the domain of Remotely Piloted Aircraft...
Saving costs on satcoms at sea22 January 2014
Saving costs on satcoms at sea22 January 2014 A new marine communications system developed with ESA support is allowing ships to optimise their bandwidth use at sea.
Alphasat’s pioneering high-frequency hosted payload set for experiments21 January 2014 European scientists can now begin probing unexplored frequencies, as mega telecom satellite Alphasat’s ‘Aldo Paraboni Q/V Band’ hosted payload has been given the green light to begin experiments.