Core Competitiveness

ESA's ARTES Core Competitiveness programme helps European and Canadian industry to develop innovative satcom products, services, systems and partnerships. It provides support at any point of the technology development process; from initial idea to a fully-fledged product, system or service.

The programme provides the funding, multi-disciplinary expertise, business knowledge, opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises, international consortia and contacts needed to turn the concept into reality.

ARTES Core Competitiveness merges two formerly self-standing ARTES elements:

ARTES Competitiveness & Growth
ARTES Advanced Technology

News and Events

News and Events


    The technology and the fast growing number of spacecraft using Electric Propulsion got ahead the nowadays Flight Dynamics Systems, - slowly, yet surely - making them outdated. As a result, there is a need of a new Flight Dynamics System capable of computing faster and more accurately the curled trajectories described by the Electric Propelled...

  • Metal Hydride and Heat Storage System Study

    The developed product is a Technology Demonstrator of the Metal Hydride (MH) Hydrogen and Heat Storage System for use in future telecom satellites as part of a Regenerative Fuel Cell System. Thermal management is one of the key challenges with the RFCS, due to the significant amount of fuel cell waste heat that must be dissipated, which has a big...


    5G METEORS implements and operates a framework supporting dynamic prototyping in the field of 5G and satellite communications using 3GPP NR (New Radio) waveforms for direct access, as well as for backhauling. Its main objective is to support the integration of satellites in 5G by responding in an agile manner to technology developments driven...

  • SDR App Store


    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.


    A radically new type of OSR, consisting of a CERMET-based thin film coating deposited on the first surface of a flexible foil, featuring low solar absorbance, high thermal emissivity, and extreme durability to the space environment. The foil can be very thin, and made of any of a wide range of space compliant materials, from metals, to polymers...