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Technology for Self Removal of Spacecraft

Objective

Orbital space is getting increasingly crowded and a few collision events could jeopardize activities in important orbits and
cause significant damage to the infrastructure in space. As a preventive measure to be included in future S/C, TeSeR
proposes a universal post mission disposal module to be carried into orbit by any S/C to ensure its proper disposal after
ending its service lifetime, be it planned or unscheduled due to S/C failure. This module shall be independent of the S/C.
Principal aims of TeSeR are to
1. develop a removal module beginning with the exploration of concepts, going for a functional design with the aim to
manufacture and test an on-ground prototype module which demonstrates the main functions
2. perform a thorough qualitative and quantitative mission analysis of existing removal concepts
3. develop a ground breaking new semi-controlled removal concept based on a passive removal concept which ensures the
deorbit of a large S/C (>1 t) into the Pacific Ocean without a propulsion system but with an accuracy of a fraction of one orbit
4. advance and manufacture removal subsystems prototypes, for controlled, semi-controlled and uncontrolled disposal,
based on already existing technology with the focus on scalability and standardized implementation to the removal module via a common interface
5. analyse the feasibility and potential advantages of multi-purpose concepts of the module and its removal subsystems (e.g.
shielding by deployable structures)
6. perform a market study and define a business case for TeSeR
7. use TeSeR as leverage to propose changes in legal aspects and advanced state of the art licensing standard for
spacecraft including the improvement of international debris mitigation guidelines and standards

Coordinator

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 856 413,75
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Germany

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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

Participants (10)

Weber-Steinhaus & Smith
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 21 750,00
Address
Wachtstrasse 17-24 Baumwollborse 223
28195 Bremen

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Bremen Bremen Bremen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
BEAZLEY FURLONGE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 55 000,00
Address
Plantation Place South, 60 Great Tower Street
EC3R 5AD London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 116 703,25
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow

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Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 245 681,25
Address
Werner Heisenberg Weg 39
85579 Neubiberg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
D-ORBIT SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 417 400,00
Address
Viale Risorgimento 57
22037 Fino Mornasco Co

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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
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Como
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 300 000,00
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg

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Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
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€ 349 412,50
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford

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Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex West Surrey
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
GOMSPACE AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 293 200,00
Address
Langagervej 6
9220 Aalborg

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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
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
PHS SPACE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 150 341,25
Address
Harvest House 2 Cranborne Road Industrial Estate
EN6 3JF Potters Bar

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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
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Hertfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
HTG - Hyperschall Techologie Göttigen GmbH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 34 588,75
Address
Max-planck-str. 19
37191 Katlenburg-lindau

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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
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Northeim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00