Preview: EPIC Meeting on New Space

The EPIC Meeting on New Space will bring together a set of companies to cover some of the key priorities for the “new space” road map. The purpose of the so called “new space” trend, is to bring to the space market mature or established technologies that either compete with or complement existing commercial space services.

EPIC Meeting on New Space, 12-13 September, Noordwijk, The Netherlands (Source: EPIC / NASA / Dima Zel, Shutterstock)

The European Space Agency ESA’s priorities to be covered at the EPIC meeting are:

  • New solutions for miniaturized and low cost lidar (adapting solutions from automotive market)
  • Radar (including microwave photonics)
  • New concepts for optical network architectures in space (such as OneWeb)
  • Solutions for ultra-low power highly efficient and miniaturized datacom transceivers (using photonic integrated circuits, plasmonics, …)
  • The use of novel cameras and sensors for remote gas analysis as well as environmental monitoring (FTIR, SERS, low light cameras, hyperspectral imaging, …)
  • New concepts for atomic clocks for both timing and navigation, as well as new quantum technologies and applications (quantum teleportation, quantum satellites, QKD, ghost imaging, …).

The meeting will be held at the ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre, ESTEC, Erasmus building, Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

Link: EPIC Meeting on New Space at European Space Agency, European Photonics Industry Consortium, Paris, France

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