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Revolutionary Design of Spacecraft through Holistic Integration of Future Technologies

Objective

ReDSHIFT will address barriers to compliance for spacecraft manufacturers and operators presented now and in the future by requirements and technologies for de-orbiting and disposal of space objects. This will be achieved through a holistic approach that considers from the outset opposing and challenging constraints for the safety of the human population when these objects re-enter the atmosphere, designed for demise, and for their survivability in the harsh space environment while on orbit. Ensuring robustness into the future, ReDSHIFT will take advantage of disruptive opportunities offered by 3D printing to develop highly innovative, low-cost spacecraft solutions, exploiting synergies with electric propulsion, atmospheric and solar radiation pressure drag, and astro-dynamical highways, to meet de-orbit and disposal needs, but which are also designed for demise. Inherent to these solutions will be structures to enhance spacecraft protection, by fracture along intended breakup planes, and re-entry demise characteristics. These structures will be subjected to functional tests as well as specific hypervelocity impact tests and material demise wind tunnel tests to demonstrate the capabilities of the 3D printed structures. At the same time, novel and complex technical, economic and legal issues of adapting the technologies to different vehicles, and implementing them widely across low Earth orbit will be tackled through the development of a hierarchical, web-based tool aimed at a variety of space actors. This will provide a complete debris mitigation analysis of a mission, using existing debris evolution models and lessons learned from theoretical and experimental work. It will output safe, scalable and cost-effective satellite and mission designs in response to operational constraints. Through its activities, ReDSHIFT will recommend new space debris mitigation guidelines taking into account novel spacecraft designs, materials, manufacturing and mission solutions.

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
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€ 549 750,00
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00

Participants (12)

BELSTEAD RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 151 250,00
Address
387 Sandyhurst Lane
TN25 4PF Ashford

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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
South East (England) Kent Mid Kent
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 155 309,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
DEIMOS SPACE SOCIEDAD LIMITADA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 186 900,00
Address
Ronda De Poniente, Edificio Fiteni Vi, 2, 2º 19
28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid)

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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)
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€ 0,00
DEIMOS ENGINEERING AND SYSTEMS SLU
Spain
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€ 458 000,00
Address
C Francia 9 Poligono Industrial La Nava Iii
13500 Puertollano

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Castilla-La Mancha Ciudad Real
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
LUXSPACE SARL
Luxembourg
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€ 295 000,00
Address
Rue Pierre Werner 9
6832 Betzdorf

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Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
PHS SPACE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 198 372,00
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)
Other funding
€ 0,50
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
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€ 318 006,00
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton

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South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
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€ 133 750,00
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle University Campus
546 36 Thessaloniki

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Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
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€ 177 500,00
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig

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Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT ZU KOLN
Germany
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€ 93 750,00
Address
Albertus Magnus Platz
50931 Koln

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
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€ 248 250,00
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova

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Nord-Est Veneto Padova
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
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€ 264 457,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25