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This June the IET Satellite Systems and Applications Network held a debate looking at government policy and technical issues around rural broadband.   ‘Rural broadband debate: reaching the last few %’ was held in London on 10 June and saw 50 delegates come together to discuss the issues with experts from the fibre, wireless and satellite... read more...
Posted by Keri Allan on IET Satellite Systems and Applications Network Aug 14, 2014 2:35 GMT
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...