24 July 2012
ALPSAR EXCERCISE MOVIE

The project AlpSAR (Alpine Search and Rescue for Slovenia and Italy) released some videos capturing the first field exercise which took place in Kranjska Gora (Slovenia) and Travisio (Italy). The videos explain the planning of the exercise, the different applications and systems used as well as the benefits the solution. The project will improve the collaboration between both Slovene and Italian mountain rescue services according to the signed protocol to improve the national and international coordination of search missions caused by avalanches as well as missing or injured people in the Alpine mountains. HITEC Luxembourg is providing software applications and satellite systems which will allow for a better collaboration between the two countries. The videos are accessible via: www.alpsar.eu 


03 July 2012
HITEC LUXEMBOURG MANAGING PARTNER & CEO HONOURED BY DEUTSCHE BANK LUXEMBOURG FOUNDATION

Yves Elsen, Managing Partner & CEO of HITEC Luxembourg, was honoured by the "Stiftung zur Förderung der deutsch-luxemburgischen Zusammenarbeit auf dem Gebiet der Wissenschaft" of Deutsche Bank Luxembourg SA. It is the first time that this prize has been awarded to an outstanding engineer, entrepreneur and stakeholder in the Luxembourg research and development community. Prof. emeritus Dr. Pierre Seck, Vice Chairman of the Foundation, stated in his laudation, that the selection of Yves Elsen is based on the unique combination of technological, economical and entrepreneurial competencies which has fostered the German-Luxembourg cooperation in research and development. In his response, Yves Elsen illustrated and underlined the importance of systematically linking innovation, technology, development, cooperation and entrepreneurship to provide state-of-the-art products and services. Such a combination provides SME's with a sustainable business model. The foundation for the promotion of German-Luxembourg cooperation in the field of sciences was established by the Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A. Since its inception in 1995, the prize has been awarded eight times.


25 June 2012
SES TECHCOM AND HITEC LUXEMBOURG DELIVER A COMPLETE IOT SYSTEM INCLUDING A 13M KA-BAND FULL-MOTION ANTENNA TO THE GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTER (DLR)

SES TechCom S.A., a subsidiary of SES, and HITEC Luxembourg S.A., the Luxembourg based engineering and technology company delivered today an In Orbit Testing (IOT) ground station to DLR, the German Aerospace Center. Part of the IOT ground station is a high end, high precision full-motion antenna delivered by HITEC Luxembourg S.A. The IOT station, located in Weilheim, Germany, was inaugurated in the presence of François Biltgen, member of the Luxembourg government and Minister for Higher Education and Research, a delegation from the Luxembourg Ministry as well as State Secretary Peter Hintze, member of the German federal government. The visit is a great honour for the project consortium and a chance to demonstrate the work done in the field of space technology in Luxembourg. The project led by SES TechCom with the support of HITEC Luxembourg as the key antenna supplier included the design, manufacturing, and on-site installation of the antenna and the IOT system including the related training of personnel. Download complete press release (DE / EN / FR included).