ESA Technical Assets

We offer satellite capacity

The following assets are available to be used by industry during an ARTES activity. These assets may be used either on the ESA premises or loaned out to be used off-site. These assets are offered on a first come first served basis and assets used off-site are subject to a loan agreement.

Access to satellite capacity:

  • Inclined orbit Ku capacity, accessed from broadband hub and terminals
  • Ka band capacity, accessed from DVB-RCS2 hub and terminal
  • Broadband satellite terminals
  • Ku band tracking antennas (up to 2.4m)

Satellite systems emulators/simulators:

  • High data rate TT&C test bed (up to 2 Gbps)
  • Wideband DTH testbed using DVB-S2X
  • DVB-RCS2 emulator
  • SAT-AIS test platform
  • Satellite M2M test beds, based on E-SSA and S-M2M protocols

Some of the RF equipment you can borrow

Various equipment:

  • Satellite Channel emulators: many units up to 600 MHz channel bandwidth
  • Van for testing of mobile services
  • Traffic generator
  • DVB-S2/S2X modulators, demodulators and modems
  • TT&C modems
  • Frequency converters
  • Signal analysers
  • Noise sources