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Next generation crystal oscillators for LEO applications

Next generation crystal oscillators for LEO applications
Supplier of crystal oscillators for space, military, avionics and high-temperature applications, Q-Tech Corporation, has introduced the QT780 Series of space qualified crystal oscillators, designed for use as primary clocks in low earth orbit, small communications and broadcasting satellites.
14th May 2019

Real-time operating system selected for next generation satellite

Real-time operating system selected for next generation satellite
IoT software provider for critical infrastructure, Wind River, has announced that satellite startup Astranis Space Technologies is using VxWorks real-time operating system for its next generation satellite that will deliver cost-effective high-speed internet to underserved markets.
2nd April 2019

High contact density connectors in nanosatellite network

High contact density connectors in nanosatellite network
Though most of us now live in the ‘Connected Age’, it must be conceded that not everyone is quite so lucky. There are still certain areas of the planet which are simply too sparsely inhabited for it to be economically viable to justify the roll-out of terrestrially-oriented communication infrastructure – such as cellular base stations or WiFi hotspots. By Giorgio Potenza, Strategic Market Manager, Avionics Defence & Space, Harwin
14th March 2019


One radio platform for all security and public safety needs

One radio platform for all security and public safety needs
Although communication needs of military and security response teams appear vastly different, at their core they are very similar. Effective communication and transfer of information is critical in both industries as lives are at risk if they are not done quickly and effectively. By Sausan Arebi, Technical Writer, Per Vices Corporation
18th February 2019

Tactical communications system showcased at IDEX 2019

Tactical communications system showcased at IDEX 2019
Following significant interest from the Middle East and Asia, particularly regarding their SlingShot tactical communications system, Spectra Group will be exhibiting at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX, for the first time. IDEX a defence exhibition and conference in the Middle East and North African region, and takes place 17th to 21st February 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). 
15th February 2019

Space-qualified Ka-band microwave rotary joint

Space-qualified Ka-band microwave rotary joint
Manufacturer of microwave and RF subsystems and components, Link Microtek, has designed and produced a spaceflight-qualified microwave rotary joint and associated waveguide components as part of a Ka-band antenna pointing mechanism (APM) being developed by Surrey Satellite Technology, which is an independent company within Airbus.
8th February 2019

SlingShot selected to participate in the US AEWE 2019

SlingShot selected to participate in the US AEWE 2019
Spectra Group is a provider of secure voice, data and satellite communications systems, specifically optimised for use in remote and challenging environments, with offices in UK and US. Following recent contract successes in the US, particularly with their battle-winning SlingShot tactical communications system, Spectra Group has been selected by the US DoD to take part in the 2019 Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE 2019) at Fort Benning.
17th January 2019

Nanosatellites to change how we manage climate change

Nanosatellites to change how we manage climate change
A Finnish nanosatellite has now reached space equipped with what is reported to be the world’s smallest infrared hyperspectral camera. The photos with infrared data taken from the satellite provide new solutions for monitoring and managing the effects of climate change. 
3rd January 2019

Ground to air communication requirements in Poland secured

 Ground to air communication requirements in Poland secured
The UK-based air traffic communications subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation, Park Air Systems, has supplied and deployed its Sapphire Air Traffic Management (ATM) communication equipment to the Polish airport network run by the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA).
14th December 2018

Improving alignment and testing of earth observation satellites

Improving alignment and testing of earth observation satellites
It has been announced that Optical Surfaces has received an order from Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) for two high precision reference mirrors to accelerate the precise alignment and testing of their Earth Observation Satellite Telescopes. SSTL manufacture and operate small to medium sized satellites, covering a range of use cases, from telecoms to Earth observation. 
12th December 2018


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DSEI 2019
10th September 2019
United Kingdom EXCEL, London