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  • EDRS-A payload ready for liftoff

    9 December 2015 – After a year-long wait for a Proton launcher to become available, the EDRS-A laser communications payload and its Eutelsat host satellite have arrived at the Baikonur cosmodrome and are being prepared for a late-January launch.

  • Supporting space startups: business incubator call 2015-16

    UK Space Agency: Submit your application before Monday 21 December 2015

    This call is aimed at business incubation centres who wish to support start-up companies across the breadth of the space sector. The aim is to extend the network of business incubators supporting space companies across the UK, deliver an effective national capacity for space company incubation and ensure shared best practice.

  • 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. 

  • ESA and Airbus DS sign Eurostar Neo agreement

    17 November 2015 – The contract for full development of Eurostar Neo has been signed today at ESA headquarters in Paris by ESA's Magali Vassiere and Eric Béranger, head of space systems programmes at Airbus Defence and Space, in the presence of Jan Woerner, ESA’s Director General.

  • 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.