European Space Agency

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 and ARTES Advanced Technology.


News and Events

News and Events

  • Broadband and Compact Ku-Band Global Horns

    A new antenna line has been developed, which will offer a good trade-off between mass and operating bandwidth. To achieve this goal, the most appropriated technology has been identified, using an antenna concept based on spline profile horns, which are light, easy to manufacture, presenting also good broadband performance.

  • Hybrid Sensor Bus


    Carrier aggregation is an integral part of current terrestrial networks. Its ability to enhance the peak data rate, for efficiently utilizing the limited spectrum resources and satisfying the demand for data-hungry applications, has drawn a significant attention. Given the benefits of carrier aggregation in the terrestrial wireless environment,...