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reuSable strAtegic space Launcher Technologies & Operations

Objective

SALTO will perform, for the first time in Europe, fly / recover / refly cycles of a reusable rocket first stage demonstrator. Operating a large-scale vehicle at low altitude, consistent with future European strategic needs, and embedding a set of critical technologies, the project will significantly boost the strategic launchers roadmap, enabling the vision of a future launch fleet improving by 50% space access costs and reducing environmental impacts. SALTO will hence act as a “stepping stone” towards reusability of strategic launchers in Europe which is one of the key leverages to reach such vision.
Fully aligned with previous ESA-funded activities (e.g. Themis initial phase Program), SALTO focuses on
- Technologies and building blocks maturation up to TRL5/6 for the first stage of a strategic launcher;
- Subsystem/system tests with two low altitude system tests (“hop test”) campaigns.
SALTO's methodology will combine robust system engineering with technology maturation activities and a stepped demonstration strategy to accelerate experimental learning through the implementation of the Agile methodology. The SALTO project will culminate in flight test campaigns to demonstrate and validate the technologies necessary for a reusable launch vehicle.
SALTO will contribute to the cost reduction target for strategic launcher in Europe by addressing ~3/4 (in cost) of all technologies / operations involved in a future European reusable rocket stage. While Europe is currently lagging behind other global players when it comes to reusable launchers, SALTO will reinforce EU’s independent capacity to access space, secure autonomy of supply for critical technologies and equipment, and foster EU's space sector competitiveness.
At the end of the project, lessons will be drawn regarding the maturity of the different technological bricks, TRL and readiness for flight tests. A roadmap to increase their maturity will be prepared in view of suborbital tests by 2025.

Coordinator

ARIANEGROUP SAS
Net EU contribution
€ 13 430 222,50
Address
51-61 Route De Verneuil
78130 Les Mureaux
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 2 056 865,00

Participants (26)

ARIANEGROUP GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 2 422 452,50
Address
Robert-koch-str. 1
82024 Taufkirchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AMORIM CORK COMPOSITES SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 300 000,00
Address
Rua De Meladas 260
4536 902 Mozelos Vfr

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AVIO SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 2 799 875,00
Address
Via Leonida Bissolati 76
00187 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 93 750,00
Address
Place Maurice Quentin 2
75039 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
DEIMOS ENGINEERING AND SYSTEMS SLU
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 728 350,00
Address
C Francia 9 Poligono Industrial La Nava Iii
13500 Puertollano

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Region
Castilla-La Mancha Ciudad Real
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
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.

DEIMOS ENGENHARIA SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 268 760,00
Address
Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro75 9a1
1070-061 Lisboa

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Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
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€ 3 737 133,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ETAEM GMBH
Germany
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€ 360 175,00
Address
Aindorferstrasse 152
80689 Munchen

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
G.L. ELECTRONIC SRO
Czechia
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€ 424 840,00
Address
Hrazky 804
76811 Chropyne

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Střední Morava Zlínský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 579 750,00
Address
Calle Isaac Newton Parque Tecnologico De Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
GTD SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 650 000,00
Address
Paseo Garcia Faria 17
08005 Barcelona

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
ID-SERVICES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 450 000,00
Address
27 Rue De La Bergerie
27600 Gaillon

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Normandie Haute-Normandie Eure
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
"INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE AEROSPATIALA ""ELIE CARAFOLI""- INCAS BUCURESTI"
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 549 875,00
Address
Sector 6, B-dul Iuliu Maniu Nr. 220
061126 Bucuresti

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE TECHNOLOGIQUE JULES VERNE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 119 998,75
Address
1 Mail Des 20000 Lieues
44340 Bouguenais

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Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Loire-Atlantique
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
MT AEROSPACE AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 3 000 000,00
Address
Franz Josef Strauss Strasse 5
86153 Augsburg

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Region
Bayern Schwaben Augsburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
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€ 479 380,00
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
REALTIME TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
Ireland
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€ 399 593,75
Address
Clonshaugh Business And Technology
17 Dublin

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
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€ 0,00
SOCIETE ANONYME BELGE DE CONSTRUCTIONS AERONAUTIQUES-S.A.B.C.A.
Belgium
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€ 3 000 000,00
Address
Chaussee De Haecht 1470
1130 Bruxelles

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
SAFRAN DATA SYSTEMS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 290 200,00
Address
5 Avenue Des Andes Zone D'activites De Courtaboeuf
91978 Courtaboeuf

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
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€ 0,00
SAFRAN ELECTRONICS & DEFENSE
France
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€ 410 000,00
Address
2 Boulevard Du General Martial Valin
75015 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 171 200,00
SENER TAFS SAU
Spain
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€ 500 000,00
Address
Carretera De Campo Real Km 2, 100
28500 Arganda Dey Rey

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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€ 0,00
SHARK ROBOTICS
France
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€ 500 970,00
Address
8 Rue Des Rivauds 17 Rue Robert Geffre Les Rivauds Sud
17000 La Rochelle

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Poitou-Charentes Charente-Maritime
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€ 0,00
SPACEFOREST SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
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€ 835 687,50
Address
Ul. Boleslawa Krzywoustego 1b
81-035 Gdynia

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Makroregion północny Pomorskie Trójmiejski
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€ 0,00
SVENSKA RYMDAKTIEBOLAGET
Sweden
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€ 1 900 000,00
Address
Torggatan 15
171 04 Solna

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Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
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€ 15 487,50
THALES ALENIA SPACE BELGIUM S.A.
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 520 496,00
Address
Rue Chapelle Beaussart 101
6032 Mont Sur Marchienne

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Région wallonne Prov. Hainaut Arr. Charleroi
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€ 0,25
WIT BERRY
Latvia
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€ 248 491,00
Address
Lacplesa 23/18
LV-3002 Jelgava

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Latvija Latvija Zemgale
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€ 0,25