You are invited to our upcoming event in ESA/ESTEC which the recent network activities will be presented. This is a unique opportunity to gain an overview of all the on-going activities and to discuss them with colleagues from both ESA, network members and industry across the satellite telecommunications sector.

It will be a full day with presentations, lectures and a social event:

  • 09:00 – 09:10 Welcome
  • 09:10 – 09:50 Work Item 4: Forward Packet Scheduling Techniques for Emerging Satellite Scenarios.
  • 09:50 – 10:30 Work Item 3: Non-Orthogonal Superposition Techniques for Multibeam Satellite Systems.
  • 10:30 – 10:40 Coffee Break
  • 10:40 – 11:20 Work Item 5: Alternative Security Schemes for Integrated Satellite-Terrestrial Networks.
  • 11:20 – 12:00 Work Item 1: 5G Access Solutions for Satellite Scenarios
  • 12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
  • 13:30 – 14:30 ‘A Decade of Research on Spatial Multiplexing over Satellite: Major Steps from Theory to MIMO Applications’ by Prof. Andreas Knopp
  • 14:30 – 15:10 Work Item 2: Distributed Satellite Ground Stations and Virtualized Gateways: Challenges and Opportunities.
  • 15:10 – 15:45 SatNEx IV dissemination activities and Call-of-Order 2 Part 2
  • 15:45 – 16:00 AoB
  • 20:00 Dinner

Participation is free of charge. If you want to participate, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The call for mobility grants has been opened. You have until October 1st for submitting your application. You can find all the information in

Every year, the network of experts SatNEx IV funds a school where technical leaders from different fields of satellite communications provide high-quality lectures to students. Following the editions of 2016 and 2017, in 2018 SatNEx IV summer school will be organized by Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) from the University of Luxembourg. The event will be co-organized by SES.

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As we did in previous editions, the process for preparing next year working items will be based on the network inputs. Now it is time to start working on the new Call-of-order 2 part 2 work items preparation. This year we will use an online application form recollecting the inputs, please visit The deadline for submitting ideas is November 1st.

SatNEx IV is happy to announce the IEEE Benelux Distinguished Lecturer Seminar on: "Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO); Potential Applications, Myth and Reality" at ESTEC on 22nd of June starting at 13:00 PM by Prof. Kavehrad.

For those visitors who want to join this talk, they need to provide their names and affiliations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance (not later than 19th of June noon time).

There is a reduced amount of grants to cover the expenses of the flight. In order to be eligible for your grant, you should send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a recommendation from the university supervisor that the talk is related to the research topic of the student. The grants will be given in an order-of-arrival basis.

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