Understanding the Impact of ESA’s Accelerators on Commercial European Space
In October 2021, ESA Director General, Josef Aschbacher, presented three Accelerators. He commented, “We face unprecedented societal, economic & security challenges. Space has enormous untapped potential to tackle these challenges & future crises, while also creating jobs & boosting innovation in the European space industry”. The three Accelerators are ‘a set of recommendations by a High-Level Advisory group in order to address these challenges & move space forward for Europe, for Europeans, & for society at large’.
Ground Stations and Satellite Constellations: Bridging the Gap in Remote Maritime and Aviation Connectivity with Next-Gen Satellite Capabilities
There are various megatrends intersecting the maritime and aviation industries. A key one is developing strong onboard connectivity capabilities when flying and sailing in remote areas to ensure efficient remote maintenance and navigation, crew safety and welfare, as well as optimising a passenger’s onboard experience through high-speed, high-data rate reliable connectivity. The necessity for these capabilities has been accelerated following the pandemic and our increased need for connection.