European Space Agency

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.

News and Events

News and Events

  • ARAMk4 SA

    The ARA Mk4 solar array is an evolution of the successful ARA Mk3, of which 69 flight models have been built (including its robust derivative ‘FRED’). Key feature is its versatility - both in terms of power (4-15 kW), of possible configurations (number of panels, dimensions, type of photovoltaics) and of mission applications (LEO, MEO, GEO, manned...

  • WIND Sequel

    The WIND Sequel project aims at enhancing the ST Engineering iDirect’s Dialog Platform® ground segment product and at developing features specifically targeting the Enterprise and Cellular Backhaul markets.

  • Next Generation Upright Metamorphic 4-Junction...

    Electric propulsion will be the next generation technology for raising communication satellites into geostationary orbit. This requires continuous power supply from the solar generator already during orbit raising. Thus, new powerful and lightweight solar generators are mandatory. They require a solar cell with highest end-of-life power and low...


  • Dietmar Schmitt
    • ARTES contact
    • ESA - ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1
      2200 AG , Noordwijk NH
    • +31 (0) 71 565 3534
    • +31 (0) 71 565 4598