Through the Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) programme, ESA has been supporting the European satcom industry since 1975. The term ARTES may not be familiar to the end user of satcom; however, industry has called ARTES the key source in Europe for innovation in satellite communications.
Flooding in the UK. Forest fires in Spain. Headlines bombard us every day. As fast as we can pick up our smartphones or log on to our computers, we want the news and we want it now. And its delivery just got easier.
ESA’s ARTES programme is ensuring the European satcom industry stays on top of its game in the worldwide market. Working with some of the most innovative companies in Europe, ESA offers its expertise to ensure concepts like “next generation technology” become reality.
A one-shop-stop solution for affordable access to satellite services is one step closer to the marketplace, thanks to a little ingenuity from industry and ESA’s ARTES 3-4 Newcomers Initiative programme.
Communications via satellite are changing the way the forest industry harvests trees. A new approach being tested by ESA combines satcoms and cellular services to relay important information almost immediately so that fewer trees are used to produce more timber.
The use of broadband satellite communications continues to grow at a lightning pace, requiring the transmission of high volumes of data. The ARTES programmes for ground segment technology endeavours to squeeze as many bits as possible through our scarce satellite resource.
A diagnostic tool that reconstructs the extreme near-field and surface currents of an antenna under test (AUT) using planar and 3D reconstruction techniques has been successfully validated through ESA’s ARTES Programme.
Neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light? This unimaginable concept has become a hotly debated topic among physicists worldwide after the international OPERA experiment using a GNSS receiver, developed through ESA's ARTES programme, demonstrated it could be possible.