Iris system takes first flight17 July 2018
Iris system takes first flight17 July 2018 Europe is one step closer to a safer, cleaner sky, as the Iris aviation satcom system completes its first set of test flights.
EDRS-C on the home stretch20 June 2018
EDRS-C on the home stretch20 June 2018 ESA’s laser satellite EDRS-C has settled at its new home in Munich for the last tests before launch.
Space photons bring a new dimension to cryptography03 May 2018 ESA and its partners will investigate how satellites can distribute photon ‘keys’ to help secure encryption.
Full house for EDRS13 March 2018
Full house for EDRS13 March 2018 The EDRS–SpaceDataHighway has now begun regularly relaying Earth images from Sentinel-2A, which marks the last of four Copernicus satellites in orbit being brought under the EDRS service.
Satellites paint a detailed picture of maritime activity18 January 2018
Satellites paint a detailed picture of maritime activity18 January 2018 ESA has helped coastal authorities to track up to 70% more ships and pick up nearly three times more ship positions via satellite than was possible before.
ESA to clear congested skies with Iris17 January 2018
ESA to clear congested skies with Iris17 January 2018 ESA has signed a €41.3 million contract with Inmarsat to help get more flights in the air with fewer delays, increased safety and reduced carbon dioxide emissions.