European Space Agency

Future Preparation


The ARTES Future Preparation element focuses on defining market opportunities; regulatory barriers; standards; future frequency spectrum needs; as well as economic and business issues relating to the development of future satellite telecommunications concepts and technologies to assist European and Canadian industry in the development of innovative telecommunication services.

News and Events

News and Events


    The purpose of this activity is to identify new technologies and architectures of interest for payload output sections of geostationary telecommunication satellites, to retain the most promising solutions and propose associated roadmaps for their introduction by the industry of the participating countries on the commercial satellite market

  • Fuel cells for extra large telecommunication...

    The demand for high capacity satellites (broadcasting MSS, broadband) calls for higher capacity spacecraft. This translates into more power demanding payloads, with total DC power anticipated to exceed 30 kW during the coming decade. Regenerative fuel cell systems (RFCS) have been identified several years ago as a possible alternative to...

  • Modular handsets and satellite communications

    Following industry interest in modular cellular handsets, a small activity looked into the feasibility to develop a small satcom module which you instert into your modular handset. A number of possible services were also investigated, such as LTE-M eMBMS broadcast services straight from satellite to the handset, or personal distress beacon as a...


  • Frank Zeppenfeldt
    • ARTES contact
    • P.O. Box 299
      2200 AG , Noordwijk ZH
    • +31 (0)71 565 4376
  • Andrew Murrell
    • ARTES contact
    • ESA / ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1, P.O. Box 299
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