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  • 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.

  • Tackling VSAT interference

    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.

  • IBC 2015: Satellite TV over IP with content encryption

    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.

  • Satcoms support for modular smartphones

    26 August 2015 – ESA is making funding available to help promising European SMEs build satcom components for modular smartphones. This ARTES 5.1 ITT closes on 14 October. 

  • Seraphim Space venture capital to nurture ESA space applications

    11 August 2015 – ESA to give the most promising European space applications, services and technologies the chance to access a substantial new source of venture capital finance. 

  • Sentinel-1A—Alphasat laser link delivers excellent stability and robustness

    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.

  • ESA announces dedicated support for the development of megaconstellations

    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.