Entrepreneurs who want to innovate with space technology find coaching and expertise at ‘BlueSpace’, the new consortium of imec, Verhaert and VITO.
Watch iT Grow! The name says it all. Harvest, production, …. Watch it grow and, even more important, monitor your potato fields. A research project that started in 2014 turned into an innovative platform, ready to support the potato sector to sustainably increase the potato production. The new platform is officially announced by all the project partners at the international trade fair Interpom-Primeurs.
Panasonic Global Communications (Panasonic), a Division of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, and Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – today unveiled a new, high bandwidth satellite modem, which offers Panasonic customers twenty times the bandwidth of Panasonic’s current solution. Versions of this new modem will be available across Panasonic’s mobility markets including air transport, business aviation, maritime, cruise ships, mega yachts, and river cruises.
Today Antwerp Space has officially opened its new clean room, in the presence of State Secretary for Science Policy Elke Sleurs and Mayor of Antwerp Bart De Wever. In this ultra-modern, secured work space the Antwerp based company will be making components for prestigious international space projects.
For the first time since that start of the Space Activities in OIP Sensor Systems, hardware fully developed by OIP will set ‘foot’ on a non-terrestrial surface, i.e. the surface of Mars! So far, approximately 10 ton of terrestrial hardware is ‘resting’ on Mars. From October 2016 onwards 600kg will be added by the Schiaparelli, Exomars’ Entry, Descent & Landing Demonstration Module, from which 616g were prepared in the OIP cleanrooms.
OIP is proud to announce today’s successful launch of two instruments, the NOMAD spectrometer and the DECA camera, onboard the ExoMars 2016 mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
From beginning of March till end of August, a Mars Expo is organized in the Euro Space Center by the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, which played an important role in Mars research activities. Looking back to past missions and research is one way, but the eyes are facing the future where an exciting mission is about to start. The ExoMars 2016 mission, a joint endeavor between ESA and Roscosmos, will depart on March 14th 2016 to the Red Plate, carrying Belgian technology to perform pioneering science: the NOMAD spectrometer. NOMAD is a 3-channel spectrometer suite to conduct a spectroscopic survey of Mars’ atmosphere in the UV, visible and IR spectral ranges, in search for traces of life. The expo was officially opened on March 10th.
SES Techcom Services, a subsidiary of world-leading satellite operator SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), announced today it will be expanding its Astra Connect broadband service in Africa for the Enterprise and Oil & Gas markets via the Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform on SES’s ASTRA 2G satellite.
Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – today announced that Liquid Telecom has chosen the Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform to enlarge and improve its current VSAT services with more applications and features for both current and new customers.
World-leading nanoelectronics research center imec and Kaneka Corporation, a Japanese leading manufacturer of chemical specialties and solar cells, today announced that they have signed a new three year framework agreement that strengthens and extends their comprehensive R&D collaboration. Next to working on next generation solar cells, under this frame agreement imec and Kaneka will explore new applications in life science and thin-film electronics.
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