Monitoring pipelines from space06 June 2016
Monitoring pipelines from space06 June 2016 Dutch company Orbital Eye has developed a service that uses satellites to monitor gas and oil pipelines. A major African pipeline operator has already signed up for the service.
Europe’s SpaceDataHighway relays first Sentinel-1 images via laser01 June 2016 ESA today unveiled the first Sentinel-1 satellite images sent via the European Data Relay System’s world-leading laser technology in high orbit.
Satcoms is changing lives in South African rural schools26 May 2016 Satcoms in rural primary schools in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa looks set to expand following the success of a pilot project.
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.