The last two years, ESA Telecom launched already two rounds of the Start-up Initiative to help Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) to enter the satcom sector. The results have encouraged ESA Telecom to expand and refine the scheme to build on the initial success.
The aim of the "Multimedia Ground Terminals and Equipment" Technology ITT is to provide support for industries developing or enhancing their products to meet specific opportunities in the multimedia sector.
In line with the aim of the Technology programme line - to develop equipment and subsystems for evolving satcom systems - the "Multimedia Satellite Equipment" ITT is tailored to support the development of key equipment in the payload and platform sector.
The User Segment provides an additional dimension to the development capabilities of ESA Telecom - traditionally focused on satellites rather than on ground equipment. This new area of focus reflects changes in the Satcom sector.