• Gigabit Connectivity for the International Space Station

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  • ILA 2018 - Review Day 1

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  • World's smallest Laser Communication Terminal from Tesat on track - CDR for CubeL successfully held

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  • 10,000 laser links between satellites established

    Satellite communication reaches new peak Backnang, 11.04.2018: Tesat-Spacecom established 10,000 connections between satellites using its Laser Communication Terminals (LCT). Tesat's LCTs transmit massive amounts of data at up to 1.8 Gbps over...
  • Tesat celebrates 10 Years of Laser Communications in Space

    Backnang, 21.02.2018: Exactly ten years ago on 21st February, 2008, a government-to-government cooperation between the United States and Germany to establish a laser link between two operational satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) started a new...
  • Advanced capability evolution for optical Laser Communication

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  • Live: Launch of SES-14 and Al Yah 3

    Tomorrow, on the 25th January, at 23:20 CET (live stream starts at 22:05 CET) an Ariane 5 ECA will launch two satellites - the SES-14 and the Al Yah 3 - into a geostationary transfer orbit. A rocket launch per se is a event you don't want to miss,...
  • Live: Launch of Sentinel-5P

    Today at 11:27 am CET the European Sentinel-5P satellite of the Copernicus program starts with a Rockot from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. In addition to the great fact that this launch is one of the few that takes place during the day...
  • Tesat-Spacecom cooperates with industry to produce the first interoperable LCT

    PI1283 – Backnang, 12.09.2017: Tesat-Spacecom GmbH announced today that it will produce and market an interoperable version of its space based Laser Communication Terminal (LCT). The interoperable terminal will be able to communicate in both 1064nm...
  • Tesat-Spacecom & Bridgesat announce partnership

    Tesat-Spacecom and BridgeSat Announce Partnership to Provide Total Optical Communications Solution for Commercial Satellite Operators PI1284 – Backnang, Germany, and Boston, Massachusetts, USA (September 11, 2017) — Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG...

Space Tech Expo 2015

The Parts Agency was represented together with the EEE-Centre from 17 to 19 November 2015 on the Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen. The booth and two held lectures were well received by the professional audience.

The concept of the organizers based on a fair exhibition over three days and concomitantly two free talk sessions, an industry forum on strategic topics and contributions. Furthermore there was a technology forum for the presentation of technical expertise and the various services.

The event itself has exceeded all our expectations. More than 200 exhibitors, including most of our key components manufacturers, test houses with whom we work, and some of the clients of the Parts Agency were represented with a booth. Among the more than 2,000 trade visitors were a lot important contacts for us.

Before the fair, we had already identified appointments, but it was unlike interesting that many interesting discussions developed spontaneously.

In addition, two lectures were held by us:

151120 spacetechexpo2Frederik Küchen explained in his article "Space Parts Procurement, Engineering and Supply - Roles of a Parts Agency" the importance of effective components procurement in combination with a broad portfolio of services by Tesat. Intensive discussions and individual meetings provided a welcomed opportunity.

Martin Veith had the topic "EEE Parts for Space: Managing today's demands and securing the future - expectations on supplier cooperation".

Here the expectation was shown to the components manufacturer based on the two market trends "professionalization" and "New Space”. This includes not only that technically advanced components need to be placed on the market, but also innovations and contributions throughout the process chain (Supply Chain, processability, DFM, design to cost, etc.) are expected.