European Space Agency

4S Secure Satcom for Safety & Security

Secure Satcom for Safety & Security (4S) represents a consolidation of and increase in ESA's efforts to support, under a new ARTES thematic framework:

- European satellite operators and manufacturing industry, to ensure that new levels of security, robustness and resilience become mandatory requirements of space-based communication solutions globally.

- European downstream industry and service providers, in delivering relevant space-based solutions and business models for innovative, economically sustainable downstream services addressing global security needs.