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New partnership to inspire competitive innovation

A fully reconfigurable, software-defined, standardised satellite for the commercial telecommunications market is under development, with contributions from a new Partnership Project between satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space and ESA.

ECO – Every Community Online

ECO (Every Community Online) is the fifth project initiated and funded under the ARTES Partner Programme element with the aim of supporting industry-initiated Public Private Partnerships.

Opportunity: Space Systems for Safety and Security (4S) Applications

Our society, economy, security and sovereignty are increasingly dependent on digital infrastructures and more specifically on communication networks: any lack of coverage in some areas or loss of availability due to accidental or intentional disruption may have widespread impact and very negative consequences. 

Italy uses space to boost healthcare and education

Innovative ideas to use space to improve life on Earth during the coronavirus pandemic are being transformed into reality, thanks to an initiative sponsored by the Italian Ministry for Technological Innovation and Digitalisation, the Italian Space Agency and ESA.

'Extraordinary efficiencies’ with next-generation space solar cell

Telecommunication satellites are demanding ever-increasing power for new technologies. This makes ever-more efficient and lightweight solar generators a must for full electric propulsion satellite platforms. 

AZUR SPACE, German-based company and European leader for multi-junction solar cells, rose to the challenge of developing and qualifying a new cell to meet this rapidly evolving brief. With the support of the ARTES C&G programme, the ‘4G32C’ solar cell has trumped AZUR’s own best-selling product as the first upright metamorphic 4J (4 junction) cell on the market for high end-of-life efficiency in geostationary orbit applications.

A giant step towards satellite interference mitigation with SkyMON

Data-hungry media, like HDTV and mobile services, have made the use of satellites and their broadcasting capabilities crucial for global communications. But in order to offer these services there is a growing number of satellites required, crowding the geostationary arc. This then increases the risk of interference. Atos IT Solutions and Services GmbH, Austria, have sought to address this with ARTES support, introducing a powerful new VSAT Monitoring and Geolocation product.