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Prediction, Protection & Reduction of OrbiTal Exposure to Collision Threats

Obiettivo

The strategic importance of space systems is growing in Europe, for civil and defence applications (satellite communications, ..). Recent examples have shown that on-orbit collisions brought on by space debris are important threats. On one hand, some space debris are routinely tracked, making the collisions predictable, but they increase the cost of space missions’ management. On the other hand, most debris are untracked because they are too small, making prediction impossible. The way to reduce vulnerability is then to reduce severity of collision and probability of occurrence. The proposed P²-ROTECT project aims to assess the risks associated with collisions and recommend possible solutions such as better prediction, protection or action on debris environment to reduce vulnerability of missions. But it is mandatory to elaborate a vulnerability index which quantifies the efficiency of solutions with respect to trackable and untrackable debris effects and provides access to sensitive terms of collision probability or severity. Furthermore, trade-offs are made between efficiency and cost to propose new design options for space infrastructures. In order to work with concrete examples depending on orbit types, three missions of interest for EU are analysed: Sentinel-I in Low Earth Orbit, GALILEO constellation in Medium Earth Orbit and MTG, the weather observation constellation in Geostationary Orbit. The Consortium includes well-known partners capable of analysing space missions at all levels (S/C component, mission) and able to provide innovative solutions for risk reduction.The P²-ROTECT objective and methodology match with the objectives of Activity “Security of space assets from on-orbit collisions”. Concerning the complementarities with the ESA SSA proposal, the propositions are clearly oriented towards low-cost solutions to contribute to space surveillance and improvement of collision prediction methods, while raising situational awareness on a European level

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FP7-SPACE-2010-1
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinatore

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
Indirizzo
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Francia
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contributo UE
€ 796 003
Contatto amministrativo
Vincent Brochier (Mr.)

Partecipanti (6)

OHB SYSTEM AG
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 335 961
Indirizzo
Universitatsallee 27-29
28359 Bremen
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Rolf Janovsky (Dr.)
THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 262 536
Indirizzo
Via Saccomuro 24
00131 Roma
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Enrico Gaia (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 336 470
Indirizzo
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turchia
Contributo UE
€ 132 300
Indirizzo
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Egemen Imre (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 85 111
Indirizzo
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Peter Vörsmann (Prof.)
TELINT RTD Consultancy Services LTD
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 47 400
Indirizzo
Westferry Circus 1 2Nd Floor Canary Wharf
E14 4HD London
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Effie Makri (Ms.)