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Telecomunications and integrated applications ARTES

ESA’s Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) Programme transforms research and development investment into successful commercial products. This helps to secure the futures of Europe and Canada in the worldwide satcom market.

The various ARTES elements form a flexible framework for activities across the full value chain, highly appreciated by the private and public partners. Businesses located within ESA member states involved in the satcom industry - whether small or large, new or experienced - can submit proposals via the various elements of the ARTES Programme. Every ARTES element includes a funding framework and follows a certain criteria that must be met by satcom companies wishing to participate.

Specific programmes Romania is involved in:

  • ARTES Strategy (ARTES 1 Phase VI)
  • Core World Competitiveness (ARTES 3-4 Phase II), including Atlas
  • Core Telecom Technology – ESA initiated (ARTES 5.1 Phase II)
  • Core Telecom Technology – Industry initiated (ARTES 5.2 Phase II)
  • NEOSAT-bus (ARTES 14 )
  • IAP (ARTES 20 Phase II)

ARTES 1 Strategy is dedicated to strategic analysis, market analysis, technology and system feasibility studies and to the support of satellite communication standards.

ARTES 3-4 Products is dedicated to the development, qualification, and demonstration of products. The word product in this case has a wide meaning; it can be a piece of equipment, either of the platform or payload of a satellite, it can also be a user terminal or a full telecom system integrating a network with its respective space segment. Telecommunication applications can also be undertaken under the terms of this element.

ARTES 5 Technology is dedicated to long-term technological development, either based on ESA’s initiative, or on the initiative of the satcom industry.

ARTES 14 Neosat is a new element designed to support the development, qualification and demonstration of the next generation of satellite platforms. This will allow European prime satellite integrators, already established in the 3-6 tonne launch segment, to address the future needs of satellite operators.

ARTES 20 IAP is dedicated to the development, implementation and pilot operations of Integrated Applications. These are applications of space systems that combine different types of satellites, such as telecommunications, earth observation and navigation. Integrated Application projects offer solutions that range from secure transport systems to developing emergency/disaster management systems.

 ARTES 3 - 4 & 5. Image credit: ESA  P. Carril