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22 Oct RF beamformer

Broadband has become an essential part of 21st-century infrastructure. New cloud services are making it a necessity for starting and growing small businesses, as well as advancing a wide variety of industries. However, more than half of the world's population still does not have access...

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11 Sep ODALISS

Current radiofrequency communication systems for satellites are very bulky and require high amounts of power. This can be a serious drawback for small satellite platforms. Optical free-space links are a smaller footprint and lower cost alternative allowing for high-bandwidth data transfer rates. However, they are...

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11 Oct Arion

Nano/microsatellites (<100kg) can make the space industry more sustainable, environmentally friendly and efficient, but development evolves slowly, since research and testing of nanosatellites and their components is very limited and expensive. Microgravity is the perfect condition for testing early technology readiness level (TRL5-6) technologies, but...

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02 Dec IFM nano thruster

Several players are investing in constellations of satellites to provide customer services such as global imaging in near real time, telephone & internet coverage, monitoring of ships, airplanes, fires, etcetera. The global market of this new space race, worth $2.2B in 2016, is expected to...

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03 Jul D-orbit

Space is getting crowded. There are more than 300 million objects orbiting around the Earth at speeds of more than 30,000 km/h, and of over 6,000 satellites that have been launched in the last 40 years, only 1,000 are still in operation. International regulations require...

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