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


    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...

  • T3 Star Tracker

    T3: A compact star tracker for small satellites with moderate requirements for attitude determination accuracy.

  • 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


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