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European Flexible hEat Shields: advanced TPS design and tests for future in-Orbit demonstration - 2

Objective

EFESTO-2 is the natural follow-on of the project EFESTO (H2020 grant 821801) and it aims at increasing the European know-how and technology capabilities in the field of Inflatable Heat Shields (IHS). It will lean on the great achievements obtained in the frame of the father project EFESTO by implementing the needed forward advance to improve the current TRL for future re-entry missions.

The project pillars will be:
-to consolidate the use-case applicability through a deep business case analysis for a meaningful space application
-to extend the investigation spectrum of the father project “EFESTO” to other critical aspects of the IHS field
-to increase the confidence-level and robustness of tools/models and know-how developed in the frame of the father project “EFESTO”
-to ensure continuity in presiding the IHS field in Europe among the scientific and industrial community

The inflatable heat shields can be considered as a fundamental mean to both decelerate and protect the space system during re-entry, thus providing key contribution to the functions of re-entry and descent, therefore EFESTO-2 will satisfactorily fulfil the objectives of the HE call “HORIZON-CL4-2021-SPACE-01-23” contributing to the part of the scope strictly related with entry/descent systems and solutions.

In particular EFESTO-2 will contribute to:
-expansion of commercial space transportation offer and services because maturation of Inflatable Heat Shields will allow their applicability to recovery and reuse of launcher’s stages
-execution of design and performance studies as well as business cases analysis with ad-hoc work packages
-maturation of relevant technologies up to TRL 5-6 through a ground test campaign
-matching the EU Green Deal objective because maturation of Inflatable Heat Shields technology can replace propulsion devices in end-of-life disposal/de-orbiting of space systems, hence reducing environmental impact of space debris as well as of chemical propulsion.

Coordinator

DEIMOS ENGINEERING AND SYSTEMS SLU
Net EU contribution
€ 160 200,00
Address
C Francia 9 Poligono Industrial La Nava Iii
13500 Puertollano
Spain

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Region
Castilla-La Mancha Ciudad Real
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 160 200,00

Participants (6)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ELECNOR INFRASTRUTTURE E AEROSPAZIA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 90 750,00
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 6
28060 San Pietro Mosezzo

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 90 750,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 438 759,50
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 438 759,50
C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 363 000,00
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua

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Region
Sud Campania Caserta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 363 000,00
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 299 999,50
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 299 999,50
PANGAIA GRADO ZERO SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 70 000,00
Address
Via Nove 2/a
50056 Montelupo Fiorentino

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 70 000,00
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 77 000,00
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 77 000,00