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

  • 3-axis Ka-Band Tracking Antenna

    In this project a 3-axis mechanically tracking antenna has been developed by SpaceCom A/S. Main design goals are: State-of-the-art performance when exposed to tough vibration/shock specifications and high tracking accuracy (<0.2°) in rough seas, at a competitive price.

  • LightBar

    Project LightBar develops a communications-enabled lightbar that provides seamless hybrid communications for extended coverage, data reach and performance capability for emergency services and civil markets such as construction and utilities. The enhanced lightbar design is lightweight, low cost, low profile, small form factor and modular with a...

  • 1/4" Normally Closed SMAV Single Use Valve

    Extended lifetime normally-closed high pressure valve for orbital propulsion systems

  • OBSP

    The On-board Signal Processing platform serves as a common core for a product family and is built around a highly integrated commercial SRAM-based FPGA. Each product within the family is customized by the development of mission- or market-specific signal processing firmware and RF front-ends.

  • T6 HPEPS

    T6 High Power Electric Propulsion System (HPEPS) is a flexible and modular 5kW-class EP system to provide for geostationary communication satellites (GEO comsats) high Specific Impulse electric propulsion for orbit raising; station keeping, comsat GEO repositioning (as required) and satellite disposal to graveyard orbit at end of mission.

  • XBDL

    ComDev Europe (traded as Honeywell) are seeking to take advantage of the configurability and weight saving of software defined radio in a new high speed X-band downlink capability. Balancing spectrum, ground station availability and the high-speed modulation currently available, we are developing a low mass, power and volume system with reduced...


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