European Space Agency

Advanced Technology


ARTES Advanced Technology is dedicated to long term technological development of the satcom industry based on ESA's initiative. This element focuses on research and development of new technologies and techniques in telecom satellites, ground and user equipment for future or evolving satcom systems.

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    As space exploration becomes more common, the rise of objects in Earth’s orbit will lead to a significant increase in close conjunctions. Therefore, there is a need for a new tool to help Space Operators in predicting potential dangerous close encounters.


    The techno-economic evaluation of advanced techniques in design and manufacturing of RF hardware by using the potential of additive layer manufacturing for mass and lead time saving under consideration of RF performance. The conventional design and performance as a baseline for innovative (e.g. elliptical waveguide channels) and cost saving (...

  • Low Cost Precision Manufacturing RF Passive...

    In this activity a novel high precision end-to-end manufacturing technique has been developed based on additive manufacturing techniques that allow precision mandrels to be produced and dissolved within a few hours. Targeted are RF passive hardware such as waveguide routing, feed components, Ka-band filters and diplexer which are needed in high...


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