ARTES applications get easier and quicker

Source: https://artes.esa.int/news/new-artes-cg-call-proposals-simpler-faster-boost-sme ARTES Competitiveness & Growth applications have just got easier and quicker ARTES C&G Call for Proposals were updated in December, following the ESA Council meeting where Member States unanimously approved new rules improving support to the Satcom industry. WHAT’S NEW? A special focus on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)*  Increased financial support to all SMEs (regardless of whether they are …

ARTES celebrates 25 years

ESA’s 25 years of telecom: marking a milestone As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, take a look at the below link where they will be examining why it was set up, how it and the European satcom environment have evolved, the opportunities and challenges that both face today, and what the future holds. http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Telecommunications_Integrated_Applications/ESA_s_25_years_of_telecom_marking_a_milestone

Collaboration to support Europe’s 5G vertical markets

The 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signalled their intent to work together to enable new and innovative 5G solutions and services in support of European industry and the 5G vertical markets. Signing a joint letter of intent, Colin Wilcock, Chairman of the  Board of the 5G IA, said: “Cross-functional expertise is essential to …

SatCare

In a medical emergency, minutes can make the difference between life and death; disability and recovery. Using smart, internet-connected devices to reduce the time it takes to diagnose and treat a patient will lead to fundamental improvements in emergency medical care. Broadband Internet connectivity will allow previously disparate medical devices and personnel to interact with one another, passing data back …

SatCom W-IFE

The W-IFE solution allows aircraft passengers to connect personal and/or airline issued mobile devices to a wireless network on-board the aircraft to allow streaming of entertainment content from an on-board server via wireless access points positioned throughout the cabin. The passenger accesses the service and content via either a mobile application or a browser installed on the connected device.   …

Viasat’s Dublin, Ireland Office Opens

Viasat Inc. today proudly opened its new expanded office in Dublin, Ireland, which is expected to house up to 250 Viasat team members focused on developing next-generation software and technology for Viasat’s target broadband markets. At today’s official office opening, Rick Baldridge, Viasat’s president and chief operating officer will be joined by Minister John Halligan T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Business, …

Impact of Brexit on UK Space Sector

The EU Internal Market Sub-Committee hosts a roundtable discussion on the implications of Brexit for the UK’s space industry. Parliament TV: Brexit and the UK space industry EU Internal Market Sub-Committee Thursday 15 March, Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster at 10.10am Witnesses: Andrew Stroomer, Airbus Defence and Space Richard Peckham, Airbus Defence and Space / UKspace Dr Lucy Berthoud, …

ViaDrone

Part funded by ESA, ViaDrone is a development and proof of concept of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operation Management System and an Air Traffic Insertion Suite that will allow Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to fly in commercial air space. The demand to operate RPAS over long ranges is drastically increasing due to their potential for a wide range of …

Connected Ambulance Program Trial

Viasat has announced it is working with The University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Rural Health, NHS Highland and the Scottish Ambulance Service on a pilot program called SatCare, which will enable paramedics to send high-resolution video and ultrasound images from connected ambulances to hospital-based medical experts, ahead of a patient’s hospital arrival. The connected ambulances will utilise Viasat’s advanced satellite communications system, operating on its jointly-owned …

Boosting Satellite System Innovation in Europe

On 12 October 2017, ESA and Viasat Antenna Systems S.A. based in Switzerland agreed to work together to develop the core elements for the ground segment of the next generation, terabit capacity ViaSat-3 (VS-3) satellite broadband network. This ultra-high capacity satellite is forecast to dramatically increase the availability of broadband via satellite to consumers worldwide. Project AIDAN has been created …