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


    An EQM-Level Optical passenger payload in-orbit demonstrator of Photonic Technology for On-board Reference and LO distribution by optical links has been designed and manufactured. Two optical links operating at 10 MHz and 10 GHz, including 10 meters fibre and a power splitter, have been integrated in the HISPASAT Amazonas 5 satellite, successfully...

  • NavSW4NewSpace

    Software for a COTS-based GNSS receiver


    The technology and the fast growing number of spacecraft using Electric Propulsion got ahead the nowadays Flight Dynamics Systems, - slowly, yet surely - making them outdated. As a result, there is a need of a new Flight Dynamics System capable of computing faster and more accurately the curled trajectories described by the Electric Propelled...

  • Metal Hydride and Heat Storage System Study

    The developed product is a Technology Demonstrator of the Metal Hydride (MH) Hydrogen and Heat Storage System for use in future telecom satellites as part of a Regenerative Fuel Cell System. Thermal management is one of the key challenges with the RFCS, due to the significant amount of fuel cell waste heat that must be dissipated, which has a big...


    Objective of the contract is to industrialize the production and testing of more than 900 PG thermal straps (Flexlinks), using Airbus DS NL’s patented High Performance Radiator (HiPeR) technology.

  • ABBM

    The ABBM provides a flexible platform for use in operational ground stations. The highly modular architecture allows the system to be rapidly scaled to support complex spacecraft with multi-carrier downlinks, uplinks, radiometric and baseband processing or lightweight systems for smaller missions. The platform architecture allows the system to...


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