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  • End of Year Message from Magali Vaissiere

    December 2017

    Magali Vaissiere reflects on the volume, variety and quality of activities the ARTES programme has been able to support over the past twelve months.

  • Space Technology to drive Autonomous Ships

    ESA Director General Jan Wörner signed a Memorandum of Intent with Rolls-Royce today, as the two entities agree to investigate how space technology can be used to develop autonomous and remote-controlled ships.

  • Advanced Technology Work Plan: preparation for 2019 kicked off

    The preparation for the next ARTES Advanced Technology (AT) Work Plan has now been officially kicked off.
    Please note that 16 February 2018 is the cut-off date to submit ideas for the 2019 Work Plan.

  • European Roadmap for Satellite 5G Trials

    5G is expected to bring a revolution in telecommunications; and a coordinated, Pan-European approach to trials is essential if Europe is to achieve leadership in 5G technology, network deployment and penetration of 5G services in key vertical markets.

  • Faster access to Space for European industry

    IODA contract signature ceremony 9 November 2017

    ESA initiated the third SMP Project in the Pioneer Partner programme, with the signature of the IODA contract by ESA and Airbus Defence and Space (FR), leading a team of Canadian and Europen companies.

  • ESA LIVE TESTBED FOR SATELLITE-TERRESTRIAL INTEGRATION IN THE CONTEXT OF 5G

    PARTNERS: EURESCOM, FRAUNHOFER FOKUS, FRAUNHOFER IIS, NEWTEC, SES, TU BERLIN, UNIVERSITÄT DER BUNDESWEHR

    The SATis5 testbed will implement, deploy and evaluate an integrated satellite-terrestrial 5G network, showcasing the benefits of the satellite integration with the terrestrial infrastructures in order to increase the trust in the newly developed 5G technologies and to foster their adoption.

  • Promoting Harwell at the Palace

    On 18th October His Royal Highness the Duke of York, as patron of the Harwell Campus, hosted a reception at St James’s Palace in London, both to celebrate a series of important new investments at Harwell and to highlight opportunities for future developments.

  • ESA Public Private Partnership with ViaSat Antenna Systems to boost satellite system innovation in Europe

    ESA and ViaSat Antenna Systems S.A. agreed to work together to develop the core elements for the ground segment of the next generation, terabit capacity ViaSat-3 (VS-3) satellite broadband network.

  • STRIVING: Space Mission Provider (SMP) is launched in Italy

    ESA’s Pioneer partner programme aims to facilitate the emergence of a number of Space Mission Providers (SMPs) who can provide timely, cost-effective opportunities for public and private customers to access space.

  • Electric Orbit Raising: a premiere for Europe

    Launched on 1 June, EUTELSAT172B is the first European-built satellite to use Electric Orbit Raising. Now in Geostationary Transfer Orbit, the spacecraft is using electric propulsion to raise its orbit to its geostationary In Obit Test (IOT) position. It will reach its 172° East operational longitude by mid-November.