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

  • Feasibility Study and Pre-test of a Low-Cost...

    Low cost concentrator to enhance solar array performance.

  • NANOcoat

    The main goal of this project is to select coating materials and technologies to increase the power conversion efficiency of III–V photovoltaic cells to be used in satellites. The final purpose is to demonstrate a performance increase at bare solar cell level of at least 0.5%, with respect to the competing current state of the art solutions.


    The project focuses on developing a simulator, for analyzing interference scenarios related to Non-geostationary (NGSO) satellite systems. The main objective of this simulator will be to test and validate satellite system designs, including mitigation techniques, against various interference scenarios in which NGSO constellations and/or GSO...


  • Dietmar Schmitt
    • ARTES contact
    • ESA - ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1
      2200 AG , Noordwijk NH
    • +31 (0) 71 565 3534
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