A powerful consortium consisting of Airbus, Newtec, SES and the University of Luxembourg has demonstrated a new technology that can deliver an improvement of 9 per cent in Satcom data transmission rates within a given bandwidth.
Following ESA’s recent agreement with an SES-led consortium to support the Quantum Cryptography Telecommunication System (QUARTZ), SES has announced ten new project partners including universities, research organisations and leading industry partners that have joined the consortium.
The focal point for the development of mobile systems beyond 3G has become the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).The decisions reached during the last 3GPP plenary meeting in La Jolla (San Diego, US) pave the way for the successful integration of satellites in 5G.
ESA’s laser satellite EDRS-C has settled at its new home in Munich for the last tests before launch. This final set will make sure the satellite and its optical payload can withstand the challenging conditions of lift off and subsequent life in space once launched next year.