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


    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,...

  • MTSH

  • DeCSA-M

    MicroSat compatible deployable reflector antenna for high data-throughput applications.


    An EQM-Level Optical passenger payload in-orbit demonstrator of Photonic Technology for On-board Reference and LO distribution by optical links has been designed and manufactured. Two optical links operating at 10 MHz and 10 GHz, including 10 meters fibre and a power splitter, have been integrated in the HISPASAT Amazonas 5 satellite, successfully...

  • RUNE

    Ultra-low-shock reusable non-explosive hold-down and release mechanism for preload up to 10kN, with SMA initiator that provides repeatable, reliable release.

  • NavSW4NewSpace

    Software for a COTS-based GNSS receiver