Tag Archives: ESA

General Atomics Updates Remotely Piloted Aircraft Receivers for European Satellite Constellation Navigation

A General Atomics business has added a provision to the navigation receiver of a baseline remotely piloted aircraft to support connections with the European Union and the European Space Agency’s Galileo satellite constellation. The baseline MQ-9B initially used a triplex navigation platform compatible with the U.S. global positioning system and …

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Inmarsat to Develop 4D Air Traffic Management SATCOM Service for ESA

Inmarsat has received a European Space Agency contract to develop satellite communication technologies that provide 4D trajectory air traffic management. The Iris program entails technologies that will be used to support European airspace traffic management beginning 2020, the company said Tuesday. Developed technologies will compose the Iris system that will make use of Inmarsat’s SB-S …

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European Space Agency Picks 5 Firms to Conduct Satellite Microlauncher Feasibility Studies

The European Space Agency has selected five companies to study the feasibility of using a commercial microlauncher to deploy small satellites into orbit. ArianeGroup, MT-Aerospace, ELV, Deimos and PLD Space will conduct research on their proposed concepts, ESA said Thursday. France-based ArianeGroup, a joint venture of Airbus and Safran, proposed to develop …

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NASA Ships Webb Telescope’s OTIS Instrument Module to Northrop Facility

An instrument module of NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope arrived at Northrop Grumman‘s Redondo Beach, California-based facility Friday ahead of scheduled tests. NASA shipped the combined Optical Telescope and Integrated Science instrument module from the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, after the agency completed cryogenic tests on the hardware, Northrop said Monday. …

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SES-Led Consortium, European Space Agency Form Govt Satcom Partnership

An SES-led industry consortium has partnered with the European Space Agency to establish a platform for government organizations to access and secure satellite communications. The public-private partnership aims to demonstrate potential applications of the Pacis-1 satcom platform to border control, civil protection, humanitarian missions and maritime surveillance missions, SES said Tuesday. The …

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ArianeGroup Taps Thales to Produce Telemetry Transmitter for ESA Launch Vehicle

Thales has inked an agreement with ArianeGroup to help design, develop, qualify and produce a telemetry transmitter for a European Space Agency-approved launcher. Thales said Tuesday the Ariane 6 telemetry transmitter will relay launcher-generated data to servers on the ground throughout the entire launch mission. “This contract shows our company’s …

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KBR Business Segment to Provide Medical Support for ESA Astronauts

KBR‘s global government services business will provide medical support to the European Space Agency office in charge of health certifications to clear astronauts for flight. KBRwyle will furnish services including flight medical operations, healthcare administration, biomedical engineering and sport science to the European Astronaut Center Space Medicine Office in Cologne, Germany, …

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