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  • Satnav for satcoms satellites

    16 November 2015 – Using GNSS for positioning and station keeping is an important breakthrough in geostationary satellite technology.  ESA has been supporting this development by means of a number of activities undertaken within the framework of the ARTES programme.

  • A new VSAT transceiver for Ka-band

    11 November 2015 – With the support the ARTES programme, Skyware developed a versatile Ka-band VSAT transceiver that is now in production and enjoying strong sales, thanks to the growing number of high-throughput Ka-band satellites coming into service.

  • 2015 ARTES Final Presentation Days for Platform and Ground Segment

    Presentations now available for download

    TIA-T organised its yearly dedicated forum for giving Industry the opportunity to disseminate the successful results of the activities that have been completed under the ARTES Programme.

  • 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.

  • 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.