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.
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.
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.
10 September 2015 – Satellite operators and service providers are enthusiastic about a novel solution for mitigating interference from VSAT terminals that was developed with the support of ESA under ARTES 5.2.
8 September 2015 – Global Invacom and satellite operator Avanti, with the support of ESA under ARTES 5.2, and Microsoft, are presenting an innovative end-to-end solution at IBC 2015 that delivers satellite broadcast TV and broadband to a home environment over standard IP-enabled networks, such as Ethernet and WiFi.
5 August 2015 – Having recently completed 100 communication sessions, the optical inter-satellite link between Sentinel-1A and Alphasat is delivering excellent stability and robustness under various conditions, and represents a global first.
31 July 2015 – A new ARTES 3-4 Call for Proposals will be announced in the coming weeks dedicated to supporting the development of megaconstallations, which are poised to offer major breakthroughs in low-cost broadband capacity and other satcoms services.