European Space Agency

Future Preparation


The ARTES Future Preparation element focuses on defining market opportunities; regulatory barriers; standards; future frequency spectrum needs; as well as economic and business issues relating to the development of future satellite telecommunications concepts and technologies to assist European and Canadian industry in the development of innovative telecommunication services.

News and Events

News and Events

  • Modular handsets and satellite communications

    Following industry interest in modular cellular handsets, a small activity looked into the feasibility to develop a small satcom module which you instert into your modular handset. A number of possible services were also investigated, such as LTE-M eMBMS broadcast services straight from satellite to the handset, or personal distress beacon as a...

  • State influences on commercial satellite...

    This study aims at better understanding and assessing the influence of States on the Satcom market. The final objective is to provide the European Space Agency (ESA) and its member States with possible options to improve the efficiency of the European public policy in this domain and help organize a better environment for the Satcom activity both...

  • Nano

    This study assessed the feasibility of using nano-satellites for commercial telecommunications services. Nano-satellites have the inherent benefits that they are small, lightweight, and relatively low cost when compared to larger more traditional systems, due to the use of a standard form factor and COTS technology. The largest commercial...


  • Frank Zeppenfeldt
    • ARTES contact
    • P.O. Box 299
      2200 AG , Noordwijk ZH
    • +31 (0)71 565 4376
  • Andrew Murrell
    • ARTES contact
    • ESA / ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1, P.O. Box 299
      2200 AG , Noordwijk ZH
    • +31 (0)71 565 8481
    • +31 (0)71 565 4596