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UK Satellite Applications Catapult’s Harwell Campus will be the site of the second DIFI PlugFest! This first-ever DIFI event in Europe is being organized by ETL Systems. The PlugFest, which will include companies testing digital operability of ground segment technology using the DIFI Standard, begins on Monday, June 17 and will run through Friday, June 21.

Showcase Open to All

In the afternoon on Thursday, June 20, the PlugFest will feature a Showcase, including a keynote, panel session, demonstrations and discussions with the companies testing the interoperability of their products. The Showcase is open to all, including non-members. Before the Showcase, the event is restricted to DIFI members bringing equipment to be tested.

The Showcase will start with drinks and canapes at noon, followed by a special Keynote talk by ESA’s Dr. Ilias Panagiotopoulos from the European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT).  This will be followed by a panel discussion on issues related to interoperability and DIFI’s standards. The Showcase will conclude with demonstrations by the companies that tested their equipment and informal networking.

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17 Jun 2024 @ 9:00am BST
21 Jun 2024 @ 5:00pm BST

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