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  • Eutelsat flies TAS’s new flexible frequency converter

    2 November 2015 – The payload of Eutelsat 8 West B satellite, launched on 20 August, included advanced interference-mitigation capabilities developed by Thales Alenia Space with the support of ESA through the ARTES programme.

  • Flexible payloads key for satcom industry

    25 July 2015 – Two new products developed by Space Engineering Group (Italy) with support from ARTES will be incorporated in Eutelsat Quantum, a new ESA-supported Public Private Partnership that will develop a new satellite platform entirely configurable in software.

  • Hot firing of world's first 3d-printed platinum thruster chamber

    17 June 2015 – The world’s first spacecraft thruster with a platinum combustion chamber and nozzle made by 3D printing has passed its baptism of fire with a series of firings lasting more than an hour. The new thruster is part of an activity supported by ESA through the ARTES Programme.

  • The twin faces of Janus Aero and Janus Maritime

    20 May 2015 – Teleinformatica e Sistemi (TeS) has announced the first commercial orders for Janus, the new mobile satellite antenna technology for mobile applications that it developed with the support of ARTES.

  • Atlas delivers

    16 March 2015 – Three key components of Eutelsat' s forthcoming EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite will be embarking on their first mission into space thanks to Atlas, a recent extension of ARTES 3-4 in which ESA provides assistance in obtaining first flight opportunities for new products.

  • Shining a light on Optical Communications

    9-10 June 2015, ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands

    Optical space technologies have matured and are now ready to be applied in commercial satellite communication systems. ESA is hosting a workshop to explore the use of this break-through technology in space. Registration is now open.
  • Payload Technologies and Products

    Event: Final Presentation Days

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

  • ADS's new dual feed subreflector assembly

    News: ARTES 3-4 success story

    With the support of ESA, Airbus Defence and Space has developed a key component for the commercial satellite market – a versatile subreflector assembly – that is now validated for flight.

  • Satellite broadband for all

    Thanks to European telecoms satellites equipped with powerful, high-frequency Ka-band communications, affordable broadband Internet access via satellite is becoming a reality.

  • Another commercial breakthrough for Kongsberg Norspace

    Kongsberg Norspace (Norway) books its first commercial order for the company's new-generation command receiver.