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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    The objective of the Project is the development of a real-time TM/TC fleet operations command and control software system able to support the telemetry processing, display, archiving and commanding requirements of a very large satellite fleet system.

  • FOS

    Spacecraft structural health-monitoring applications are pushed forward by increased constraints in the cost of launching payloads into orbit that dictates major reduction in structural weight. Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) optical sensors exhibit a large multiplexing capability and thus can provide relevant savings in terms of cabling and sensor...

  • De-Risking Development Activities for Customized...

    Within this activity the RIT 2X ion thruster product for application on geostationary telecommunication satellites has been developed. The activity secures the transition from the heritage RIT22 system towards a customized RIT2X solution for a commercial customer. Scope included development activities for Thruster, Radio Frequency Generator,...

  • Fijosat

    The project activity is designed to address the deficiency in available secure access technology in remote areas and in areas where there is no or unreliable terrestrial radio coverage. The solution will provide a satellite ready secure access device which can pass IP data between a secure management portal and remotely located equipment.


    OSMOSIS aims to develop a reference end to end satellite network which will serve as a test bed for prototyping product offerings in the areas of LTE Multimedia Broadcast (eMBMS), CDN, Adaptive Bitrate Streaming and End-to-end QoS Management.

  • RFIC Chip and Phased Array Antenna Demonstrator

    This project covers the development of a RFIC that operates in Ku band which will support interfacing with phased array antenna elements and hardware demonstrator with all the components integrated.


  • Dietmar Schmitt
    • ARTES contact
    • ESA - ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1
      2200 AG , Noordwijk NH
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