Competitiveness & Growth

The ARTES Competitiveness & Growth element is dedicated to the development, qualification, and demonstration of products such as a piece of equipment, either of the platform or payload of a satellite, a user terminal or a full telecom system integrating a network with its respective space segment.

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News and Events

  • Delta Development and qualification of PCU-EU

    Delta Development and qualification of PCU derived from latest PCU generation to address Chinese market demand

  • eScan

    This project aims to develop an electronic scanning multibeam antenna ground station combining gateway and TT&C services in Ka band for LEO and MEO satellite megaconstellations.

  • Megaconstellation SCS – Multisatellite Support –...

    The project covers extensions to the CCS5/SCS5 product to allow control of satellites deployed in mega-constellations. In order to support the smaller satellite architectures normally found in such constellations, adaptions enable right-sizing of both the computing resources and pricing. It also adds new features for easing monitoring and control...

  • SatcomWeather 2

    The goal of the project is to generate additional inputs for optimization of assets in satellite communication based on available recorded signal quality data from VSAT networks. This business intelligence data is used for daily work in payload operations as well as for optimizing the business case by leveraging cost reduction opportunities in...


    The aim of the project is to develop a new generation of Command Receiver to offer improved performances and flexibility to operators and prime contractors. This new product implements a CDMA demodulation mode increasing significantly the immunity against interferers.


    CESI project was aimed at developing of high efficiency large area solar cells from 6” Ge wafers. Large area devices lead to a significant benefit at space power generators level, as they reduce, for a given power, the panel complexity saving space and weight. CTJ30-CLASS is the building-block for the future generations of PVAs, especially for...


  • Dietmar Schmitt
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