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

  • L-XTA – Large Xenon Tank Assembly

    The “Large Xenon Tank Assembly” (L-XTA) is high-performance, cost-competitive COPV for storage of Xenon for hybrid or full-electric satellite propulsion systems. To cover the volume range of 300-900 l, two dedicated “tank families” were established, each with a common diameter. Tank qualification is currently in progress and introduction to the...

  • KaUF

    A Ka band feed chain, especially designed for user applications is developed. Dimensions and mass shall be minimised to enable an increased number of feed chains per satellite in order to realise higher data rates.


    As payloads become more complex, the number of RF paths to test during AIT and IOT explodes. JAMES Project divided test duration by more than 3, using fast RF measurements, improved parallel TM/TC processing, and faster dialogue protocols. On top of these achievements, the CCN3 has explored ad validated an RF-optical-RF interface module with...

  • Sat4Train

    Sat4Train provides multi-bearers train-to-ground communication integrated with Satcom for railway applications, including train control systems. It is based on bearer-independency and separation of the application layer from the radio access technologies. It allows the use of any available terrestrial and satellite public communication service....

  • CSCE

    The mission of the CSCE project is to develop supporting technologies enabling agile and effective cyber-security services, including education and training, operations, research, experimentation, test & evaluation, supporting the needs of the European space community as well as the wider aerospace, humanitarian, critical infrastructure, and...

  • Triple Band Feed Horn

    The triple band feed horn is addressing the increasing use of Ka-band payloads for broadband applications on satellite orbital slots that also provide TV services in Ku-band. This means that space assets at the same orbital slot can be used to deliver these services to end-user households via a single antenna.


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