10 September 2016 – Siemens Convergence Creators has developed a new interference geolocation system, ILS ONE, that works with a single satellite. It has been successfully deployed by Eutelsat since early 2016, and other operators are now evaluating the system.
8 September 2016 – For the Competitiveness & Growth (C&G) element of the ARTES programme, we have introduced a new Call for Proposals, replacing the former ARTES 3-4 and 5.2 Calls. The introduction of the new CfP is part of an ongoing effort to streamline and strengthen this ARTES element to better support industry.
15 July 2016 – Tesat-Spacecom (DE) has developed robust, automised processes for the mass production of coaxial interface circulators and isolators for satellites. Some 10,000 units have now been produced this way, making the new product line an unparalleled success.
26 May 2015 – TESAT-Spacecom, one of Germany’s largest space technology companies, has pioneered the application of additive manufacturing techniques, also known as 3D printing, for the production of microwave components.
23 March 2016 – Pioneer is a new ESA initiative that aims to facilitate in-orbit test flights for innovative services, applications, systems and technologies by providing affordable, timely and efficient access to space.
1 February 2016 – Multiple spot-beam antennas are becoming an increasingly important feature of today's telecom satellites. In acknowledgement of this, Airbus Defence and Space UK initiated the development of the Large Ku-band Multi-spot Feed Array (LMFA) with the support of ESA through the ARTES Competitiveness & Growth programme.