Telecom satellites are set to enter a new age, as the European Space Agency (ESA), Eutelsat and Airbus Defence & Space collaborate in the Quantum programme, which departs from the traditional, custom, one-off approach to building satellites by offering a new and generic payload design.
The European Space Agency has awarded Roke Manor Research Ltd. and its partners, the University of Strathclyde and SCISYS, a contract to support the SysNova initiative for the development of new technologies in the space field.
Thales Alenia Space has been selected by the European Space Agency for one of the three phase B1 studies of the PLAnetary Transits and Oscillation of stars program, part of ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-25.
The European Space Agency has awarded Arralis a contract to deliver a 94 GHz radar chipset with space end-use applications, such as unmanned landing of spacecraft and to identify and avoid space debris.
The Rosetta comet chaser developed and built by Airbus Defence and Space for the European Space Agency (ESA) has arrived at its destination after flying for more than 10 years and travelling more than six billion kilometres.
The BepiColombo European spacecraft, by Airbus Defence and Space is undergoing final functional tests at the Thales Alenia Space plant in Turin, Italy and will be shipped to ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Center.
The European Space Agency has announced that the in-orbit validation of Galileo has been achieved: Europe now has the operational nucleus of its own satellite navigation constellation in place – the world’s first civil-owned and operated satnav system