European Space Agency

Advanced Technology


ARTES Advanced Technology is dedicated to long term technological development of the satcom industry based on ESA's initiative. This element focuses on research and development of new technologies and techniques in telecom satellites, ground and user equipment for future or evolving satcom systems.

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News and Events

News and Events


    The innovative filter technology developed in this program is ground breaking as it in demonstrate an elegant and simple way of implementing lossy filter topology. The SAW correction element method has not been applied earlier, and the resulting solution is patent pending. Through this program, Kongsberg Space Electronics has demonstrated critical...

  • Critical Technologies for Q-Band EPCs

    Next generation telecommunication satellites will be required to utilize Q-/V-band. Q-band TWTs are under development, but critical technology for Q-Band EPCs are not available yet to cover the related TWT voltage levels. In this activity technologies needed for Q-band EPCs were developed and demonstrated via samples and a high voltage module...

  • FlexPreDem

    Demonstrates the benefits and address the challenges of the combination of Beam Hopping and Precoding techniques over broadband High Throughput Satellite systems.


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