European Space Agency

Competitiveness & Growth


The ARTES Competitiveness & Growth element is dedicated to the development, qualification, and demonstration of products such as a piece of equipment, either of the platform or payload of a satellite, a user terminal or a full telecom system integrating a network with its respective space segment.

News and Events

News and Events

  • SVNO

    The hiSky project is focused on the development and demonstration of an advanced satellite communication system, tools and services models for voice, data and IoT communication. This allows the establishment of a fully functional Satellite Virtual Network Operator SVNO operation.

  • A3M

    Market-driven challenges for improving the performance requirements of telecommunication satellites necessitate the development of innovative new technologies. Highly integrated RF modules combined with active antennas are gaining in importance. For these systems, new Transmit and Receive modules and integrated antenna concepts are in development...

  • Thuraya Aero by SCOTTY – Systems for Cockpit-...

    The aim of the project is to provide a full spectrum of L-Band Aeronautical SatCom systems to support cabin, cockpit and aircraft communication using the THURAYA satellite network in both its present constellation and planned future configuration.


  • Dietmar Schmitt
    • ARTES contact
    • ESA - ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1
      2200 AG , Noordwijk NH
    • +31 (0) 71 565 3534
    • +31 (0) 71 565 4598