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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.

  • VIDEO: safe at sea with satellites

    27 October 2015 – At sea, space technology is used to help save lives every day: managing traffic between ships, picking up migrants and refugees in distress or spotting oil spills. Throught the ARTES programme, ESA is at the forefront developing new technologies and satellites to keep us safe at sea.

  • An ultra-portable satcoms antenna

    16 October 2015 – With the support of ESA through the ARTES programme, Munich-based HPS has developed a highly portable Ku-band antenna with emergency situtations and disaster relief in mind.

  • Fast-tracking support for Megaconstellations: a first step

    15 October 2015 – The Megaconstellations Industry Information Day held on 6 October at ESTEC enabled representatives from European and Canadian space industry to learn more about ESA's new Megaconstellation Workplan, which is designed to support the European and Canadian space industry's competitiveness in the various megaconstellation initiatives that have been announced around the world.

  • ARTES Future Preparations Final Presentation Days 2016 (ARTES 1)

    13-14 January 2016, ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands)

    The Final Presentation Days represent a unique opportunity to gain a complete overview of recently completed ARTES Future Preparations activities, and to discuss them with colleagues from ESA and other representatives of the satellite telecommunications sector. Registration is now open.

  • ARTES Megaconstellation Announcement

    How to indicate your intention to submit a proposal

    The attached announcement form serves as advanced notification to initiate the process between ESA, Industry and National Delegations may eventually result in an ARTES Megaconstellation activity.

  • 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.

  • The Vega launcher for telecoms

    30 September 2015 – Two ARTES-supported studies of ESA's Vega rocket provide the telecommunications satellite industry with a strategic roadmap for future developments in the highly competetive global launcher market.


  • 3rd ESA Workshop on Advanced Flexible Telecom Payloads

    21-24 March 2016, ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands)

    The Workshop organisers are now accepting the submission of abstracts. The deadline has been extended to 20 January 2016.

  • Neosat moves into high gear

    15 September 2015 – ESA and Thales Alenia Space have signed a contract for the full development and qualification of a new line of satellite platforms called Spacebus Neo. The agreement marks the next phase of the ARTES 14 Neosat programme.