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  • Newcomers and Megaconstellations

    13 January 2016 – The ARTES Megaconstellations initiative welcomes newcomers! If you are a newcomer to the ARTES programme, this what you need to know to apply for funding.

  • 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.

  • Newtec partners turnkey VSAT platform for Yahsat

    25 November 2015 – ESA’s ARTES programme has been instrumental in helping Newtec (BE) to win a contract with UAE-based Yahsat for the delivery of service platforms and operating systems to support that satellite operator's entry into the Brazilian satellite broadband services market. 

  • Atlas in orbit

    6 November 2015 – The first three products supported by the Atlas extension to the ARTES 3-4 programme have entered into service on Eutelsat's 8 West B satellite, which was launched 20 August. The launch of these first units represents a major milestone for Atlas, which was initiated in 2013 to support first flight opportunities for new space technologies.

  • 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.