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This month in satcoms history at ESA

12 March 2014 Celebrating 50 years of European cooperation in space.
  • 30 September 2009: Amzonas 2 is launched, the forerunner of the ARTES SmallGEO platform.
  • September 1992: A consortium led by Alenia S.P.A. is awarded the contract to build a European Data Relay satellite, to be called Artemis.


  • Another commercial breakthrough for Kongsberg Norspace

    10 September 2014 Kongsberg Norspace (Norway) books its commercial order for the company's new-generation command receiver.

    Logging the smart way

    09 September 2014 With the support of ESA, Irish company Treemetrics has developed an innovative system that uses space and ground assets to map forests and monitor tree-harvesting machinery.

    Satellite broadband for all

    26 August 2014 Thanks to European telecoms satellites equipped with powerful, high-frequency Ka-band communications, affordable broadband Internet access via satellite is becoming a reality.

    Promising new anti-interference techniques

    07 August 2014 The satellite industry is continually looking for ways to improve the robustness of satellite communications. Under the ARTES programme, ESA has been supporting various approaches to make satellite transmissions less susceptible to interference.



    ARTES Projects


    SATMODO

    The SATMODO project is aimed specifically at the round-wood timber harvesting market, by facilitating ”live” monitoring of harvest processes. To date the SATMODO project addressed current harvesting issues in remote areas by utilizing both cellular and satellite transmission technology as a means of providing data transmission pathways for the live harvest data from the Harvester Machine.

    UmiB Slice 1

    The project consists in developing new products offering a broader range of modulation standards for the broadcast market.

    New in Documentation


    SATMODO final report

    The SATMODO project is aimed specifically at the round-wood timber harvesting market, by facilitating ”live” monitoring of harvest processes.

    CVICS final report

    The objective of project Cached VIdeo Content Set top Box was to provide a cost effective solution for a satellite based PushVOD (Video On Demand) infrastructure.

    Latest Invitations to Tender (ITTs)



    Priority 1 Tender
     
    Applications, markets & requirements for next generation MSS systems
    Programme Element: ARTES 1
    Open from: 10 Sep 2014
    Closes on: 05 Nov 2014
     
    Dual beam ground terminal antenna for MEO constellation
    Programme Element: ARTES 5.1
    Open from: 09 Sep 2014
    Closes on: 18 Nov 2014
     

     
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