From satellites to the sea: VDES offers global link for ships10 January 2018 There are yawning gaps in our interconnected world: unable or unwilling to take up satellite communications, many smaller ships find themselves isolated on the high seas. ESA is part of an ambitious effort to upgrade an existing VHF system to provide...
Space technology to drive autonomous ships30 November 2017
Space technology to drive autonomous ships30 November 2017 ESA Director General Jan Wörner signed a Memorandum of Intent with Rolls-Royce today, as the two entities agree to investigate how space technology can be used to develop autonomous and remote-controlled ships.
Crossing drones with satellites: ESA eyes high-altitude aerial platforms28 November 2017 ESA is considering extending its activities to a new region of the sky via a novel type of aerial vehicle, a ‘missing link’ between drones and satellites.
Pooling and sharing for secure government satcoms21 November 2017
Pooling and sharing for secure government satcoms21 November 2017 Today, ESA and an SES-led European consortium agreed to join forces to set up a new platform that will make secure and affordable satcoms available to public users, as part of a Europe-wide push to help governments get the most out of existing systems...
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.