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  • Improved broadband connectivity from MEO satellites is on the horizon

    The trend towards MEO (Medium Earth Orbit) satellites is gaining momentum with further growth in the segment very likely. This shift has created a need for enhanced modems to better match the characteristics of this orbit.  

  • Launch-pad for Irish space-tech projects

    The partnership between Dublin City University and European Space Agency (ESA) is succeeding in providing the launch-pad for Irish companies to increase their engagement with emerging space-related technologies. 

  • Maker Space kicks off in Dublin

    The European Space Agency (ESA) and Dublin City University have joined forces to establish a ‘Maker Space’ environment, which will support the development of innovative Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for satellite communications.

  • New element name: ARTES Core Competitiveness

    12 October 2016 – The European Space Agency’s Telecoms and Integrated Applications directorate (TIA) has announced a new element of the ARTES programme, called ARTES Core Competitiveness, which merges two formerly self-standing ARTES elements,  Competitiveness & Growth and Advanced Technology. 

  • Makerspace for the Internet of Things - powered by satellite

    28 June 2016 – ESA has launched a new Invitation to Tender with the goal of encouraging development of low data rate satellite communications concepts that would be suitable for diverse Machine-to-Machine and Internet of Things applications.

  • An embedded GNSS receiver for GEO

    7 March 2016 – Using GNSS for autonomous station-keeping is a significant breakthrough that should reduce operational costs and improve pointing performance of telecoms satellites. With the support of ESA, Thales Alenia Space Italia has developed a GNSS receiver module that can be hosted on a spacecraft's on-board computer.

  • Final Presentation Days for Payload Technologies and Products

    16-19 February 2016, ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands)

    The RF Systems, Payloads & Technology Division (TEC-ET) and the Payload Technologies and Products Section (TIA-TTP) have scheduled Final Presentation Days for Payload Technologies and Products on 16-19 February 2016.

  • ARTES Advanced Technology - Workplan

    Closing date: 26 December 2016

  • The evolution of ARTES 3-4 and 5

    17 December 2015 – ESA's Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (TIA) announces some major changes to ARTES 5.1, 5.2 and 3-4. In addition, these and various other ARTES programme elements have been renamed.

  • Tracking marine animals with satcoms

    2 October 2015 – Satellite monitoring of wildlife has become a critical tool for environmental research purposes. Through the ARTES programme, ESA has been supporting the development and testing of a new low-cost wildlife tag that uses satcoms technology.