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  • 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 Advanced Technology (formerly named ARTES Element 5 sub-element 5.1) workplan for 2016 can be found on EMITS, ITT number: AO8547. Please note: This Workplan is still subject to IPC approval and cannot be considered as final until this approval has been obtained (expected early February 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.

  • Satcoms support for modular smartphones

    26 August 2015 – ESA is making funding available to help promising European SMEs build satcom components for modular smartphones. This ARTES 5.1 ITT closes on 14 October. 

  • Payload Technologies and Products

    Event: Final Presentation Days

    To be held 3-5 February 2015, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands