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Planetary Protection of Outer Solar System

Objective

While significant effort has been and is being provided to address planetary protection in the context of inner Solar System exploration, and in particular Mars, PPOSS will allow tackling the scientific, technological and policy-making specifics of Planetary Protection (biological and organic contamination) of outer solar system bodies, including small solar system bodies.
Through an intensive three year programme, the project will nurture and catalyse discussions, analysis, exchange of knowledge and definition of strategic science and policy recommendations, therefore allowing a leap in the understanding of biological and organic contamination in the frame of outer solar system bodies’ exploration.
PPOSS intends to consider and delineate the state of the art, identify lessons to be learnt and good practices in planetary protection. Looking forward, PPOSS will identify scientific challenges and knowledge gaps as well as define scientific requirement for outer Solar system bodies planetary protection.
PPOSS will also involve interactions with the European industry and will develop as set of European industry roadmaps.
Eventually PPOSS will use and integrate the information and knowledge produced through the project to provide science and policy recommendations for the definition, improvement, and implementation of an adequate planetary protection policy for outer Solar system bodies. PPOSS will also be very active on dissemination and exchange of Planetary Protection-related knowledge and know-how.
PPOSS will bring in four international partners from three non-European countries (Japan, China and Russia) as well as one observer from US. Participating in the project implementation (they will be part of the Steering Committee) and involving their experts, these organisations will enrich and extend the scope of the project, making it a true international initiative.
PPOSS will last 3 years but COSPAR will be maintain and update its main outputs beyond its lifetime

Call for proposal

H2020-COMPET-2015
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Coordinator

FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE
Address
Quai Lezay Marnesia 1
67080 Strasbourg Cedex
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 246 283,75

Participants (6)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 780
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMITTEE ON SPACE RESEARCH
France
EU contribution
€ 216 250
Address
2 Place Maurice Quentin
75001 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROSPACE
France
EU contribution
€ 121 892,50
Address
15 Avenue De Segur
75007 Paris
Activity type
Other
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 69 706,25
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
SPACE TECHNOLOGY IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 57 602,50
Address
Industrial Park St Patrick S College
Maynooth Kildare
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 57 341,25
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments