Very High Throughput Satellite ready to pump heat16 May 2019 Thales Alenia Space has delivered the first Spacebus Neo payload module structure, including the first ever Mechanically Pumped Loop (MPL) to be mounted on a telecommunication satellite designed for 15 years of in-orbit service. It will be flown on th...
Reprogrammable satellite takes shape15 May 2019
Reprogrammable satellite takes shape15 May 2019 The payload and platform of the first European satellite that can be completely reprogrammed after launch have been successfully joined together. The assembly of Eutelsat Quantum took place in the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France, on 10 May.
Maritime microsatellite ESAIL to test the waters as launch contract is signed09 May 2019 The first commercial microsatellite developed under ESA’s SAT‐AIS programme for tracking ships, called ESAIL, has passed another milestone. On 9 May its Canadian operator exactEarth signed the launch service agreement with Arianespace.
Latest node in the European Data Relay System passes antenna tests23 April 2019 The latest component in the European Data Relay System (EDRS) has passed another important milestone. Tests have successfully concluded on the antennas of the EDRS-C satellite.
Chameleon satellite enters antenna testing stage18 April 2019
Chameleon satellite enters antenna testing stage18 April 2019 The first European satellite capable of being completely reprogrammed after launch, developed in an ESA Partnership Programme, has passed another important milestone. The communications module of Eutelsat Quantum has completed its baseline payload tes...
European quantum communications network takes shape09 April 2019
European quantum communications network takes shape09 April 2019 Today’s interconnected world is ever more vulnerable to cyberattacks, emphasising the importance of secure encryption to protect Europe’s critical infrastructure and communications. An agreement forged today between the European Commission and the Eur...