Unfortunately I can’t make this (as I’ve got tickets to see the documentary The Act of Killing followed by discussion with the Director that night) but I’m sure it will be a good event.
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From the RAES website here:
When:Friday, 28 June 2013 18:00 – 19:00
Type: HQ Lecture
Speaker: Stephen Glynn, Satellite Programme Manager, Eutelsat S.A.
Location:Royal Aeronautical Society view map
30 Years of Eutelsat in Space
This lecture commemorates the launch of the first satellite of the European Communications Satellite (ECS) system on 16 June 1983 and the subsequent 30 years of operational service by Eutelsat.
Eutelsat’s 30 year service history has given rise to a powerful European satellite and launcher industry and provided a platform for a wealth of professional and consumer services. The key landmarks in Eutelsat’s development will be highlighted, starting with its creation in 1977 and continuing with the satellites and launch vehicles employed from ECS 1 to the global fleet of today. Satellite operational control aspects will be summarised with reference to the facilities and fleet management capabilities that have been developed. Attention will be given to Eutelsat’s main achievements in broadcast and broadband internet services as well as other areas of satellite communications in support of today’s digital society. In addition, an outline of some of the future systems currently under study will be presented.
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This lecture is kindly sponsored by: