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Satellite-enabled air traffic control system takes to the skies

Air travel is set to become safer, swifter and more environmentally friendly thanks to the introduction of space-based technologies.  

TESAT’s high-flying, high-performance X-band modulator: a data-relay and...

The International Data Corporation (IDC) estimate that by 2020 there will be around 40 trillion gigabytes of data in existence. To cope with this increasing volume, data rates for satellite transmission to the ground need to be...

Chameleon satellite withstands extreme temperatures

The Quantum satellite – Europe’s reprogrammable telecommunications satellite – built through an ESA Partnership Project with its operator Eutelsat successfully completed thermal vacuum testing on 28 September. 

Shaken but not stirred: Konnect satellite completes vibration tests

The first Spacebus Neo satellite – Konnect, a high-throughput satellite ordered by Eutelsat – has successfully completed its mechanical test campaign in Thales Alenia Space facilities in Cannes.

  • Modular handsets and satellite communications

    Following industry interest in modular cellular handsets, a small activity looked into the feasibility to develop a small satcom module which you instert into your modular handset. A number of possible services were also investigated, such as LTE-M eMBMS broadcast services straight from satellite to the handset, or personal distress beacon as a module integrated in the handset.

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