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


    This study determined the optimum use of a FaintStar-based star tracker for the future telecommunications market assessing the feasibility of designing a competitive star tracker suitable for telecommunication satellites. The study demonstrated that a FaintStar-based star tracker can indeed meet the demanding requirements in terms of performance...

  • MFS

    A spacecraft with a chemical and/or electric propulsion system, but without a propellant tank. A more compact design, a reduced mass and easier to demise at the end of life. That is the vision of the team working on the Multifunctional Structure Elements project.


    The project aims to Develop a 5G compliant gNodeB (gNB) and User Equipments (UE), adapted for Non Terrestrial Network uses, and to verify its feasibility by both emulating and using a satellite radio link adapted for 5G uses.


  • Dietmar Schmitt
    • ARTES contact
    • ESA - ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1
      2200 AG , Noordwijk NH
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