Future Preparations

The ARTES Future Preparations 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.

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    The objective of this project is the assessment of satellite networks technology evolutions that can mitigate the effect of satellite latency on the user quality of experience, so that satellite networks can be integrated more seamlessly within the 5G ecosystem.

  • ALIX

    Through its activities, ALIX supports the satellite communication community to engage with 3GPP in order to develop contributions and advocate positions favourable to the SatCom sector within the 3GPP standardisation process such that they result in tangible industrial opportunities. The project gathers organisations from the satellite...


    Two antenna configurations have been selected as references for future development of Large Deployable Reflector Systems. One of 12 meters aperture for say L-S band and one of 5 meters aperture for say Ka band. For each Antenna, the architecture of the reflector has been identified and investigated, inclusive of accommodation on commercial...


    Mega-constellations are large networks of low-cost satellites, operating in Low Earth Orbit, providing low latency communication, worldwide coverage and low-cost broadband capacity. This study identifies promising services/applications based on mega-constellations, starting from user requirements, deriving the system architecture, assessing the...


    The feasibility study of VDES satellite component system consisted in exploring user needs and required services, defining satellite technical solutions in response of the user needs and performing trade-off analyses of the satellite technical solutions.

  • TAG

    Study defining a concept of use of Thermo-Acoustic Electric Generation for communication satellites, assessing suitable TAG systems, the benefits and constraints of introducing this type of engine into Satcom Satellites, and defining a roadmap for the introduction to market of these engines with the aim of supporting ARTES.


  • Maria Guta
    • ARTES contact
    • ESA/ESTEC, Telecommunications Technologies, Product & Systems Department - Directorate of Telecommunications & Integrated Applications, Keplerlaan 1 P.O. Box 299
      2200 AG , Noordwijk ZH
    • +31 (0)71 565 3392
    • +31 (0)71 565 4093
  • Frank Zeppenfeldt
    • ARTES contact
    • P.O. Box 299
      2200 AG , Noordwijk ZH
    • +31 (0)71 565 4376
    • +31 (0)71 565 4598
  • Damien Roques
    • ARTES contact
    • ECSAT Atlas Building Fermi Avenue
      OX11 0QX , Didcot
    • +44 1235 444 342
    • +44 7900 696 526
  • Andrew Murrell
    • ARTES contact
    • ESA / ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1, P.O. Box 299
      2200 AG , Noordwijk ZH
    • +31 (0)71 565 8481
    • +31 (0)71 565 4596