The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a contract with mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat for development of a space-based aviation data link for European airspace. This will involve upgrading Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband voice and high-speed data service as part of the Iris Precursor project to provide a satellite overlay to terrestrial VHF networks. It will need to meet the standards set for ground-based VHF data links and is the next step in developing ...

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