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

  • Calvera


  • BiSon64 production optimisation

    Production optimization of a small and affordable high reliability sunsensor

  • RazorLink® Smart Networking

    RazorLink® Smart Networking is an SD-WAN solution that offers a seamless, carrier agnostic transition between terrestrial and satellite communications - a headline objective for 5G services.

  • ADS

    ADS for antennas. The A-ADS system enables the deployment of satellite antennas with a large diameter and an extended focal length. The articulated (segmented) boom can be folded in several configurations on the spacecraft sidewall. Three hold-down points, based on similar technology as used on Airbus Defence and Space NL solar arrays (heritage...

  • PPU for Full Electric SATCOM: qualification phase

    The aim of the project is to define and qualified the PPU Mk3 to drive 5kW Hall Effect Thruster.


    Due to the increasing market requirements for FSS and BSS services in Ku-band, Airbus decided to replace the over ten years successfully used Ortho Mode Transducers (OMT) by a set of new developed ones. Three new devices were designed, built and qualified for space application. These products cover all demands with respect to frequency band,...


  • Dietmar Schmitt
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