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Inmarsat plc has recently announced its aim to deploy an integrated telecommunications network to deliver aviation passengers connectivity services on an EU-wide basis. To achieve this ambition, Inmarsat confirmed its order for a new S-band satellite , to be called Europasat, and expects to complement this satellite with a fully integrated... read more...
Do you have a brilliant idea that uses satellite navigation technology?  The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is looking for individuals, teams or companies with ground-breaking ideas in applying positioning, navigation or timing technology, to rapidly accelerate their ideas into successful businesses. Whether... read more...
Excellent news that the UK government has backed plans for a four-fold expansion of the UK space industry to £40bn by 2030. Plans for developing a commercial spaceport in the UK look interesting as well.   For more details on this BBC article click here . read more...
Not what you normally expect to find on a fishing trip! Some debris from the Alphasat telecommunications satellite launch at the Kourou base in French Guiana was found in a remote part of the Amazon this week. For more information click here . read more...
Members in the Satellite Systems & Appliactions My Community may be interested in the following three presentations filmed towards the end of 2013. Catching a Comet: The Rosetta Space Mission Professor Ian Wright Catching a Comet: The Rosetta Space Mission   >> Play webcast >> more   ... read more...
Caked in red silt, NASA’s Curiosity rover looks like it’s been trekking through a Martian dust storm in this latest interactive panorama. But nothing can tarnish the joy of seeing this incredible machine hard at work on another planet. The dust-covered robot is currently preparing for its third drilling operation on Mars, at a site... read more...
@SteveBenveniste @IETCommunities Prof. Craig Underwood talking on UK's first nanosat SNAP. pic.twitter.com/o1mAl0I5oW — Surrey Space Centre (@SpaceAtSurrey) February 15, 2014 read more...