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Integrated access to balloon-borne platforms for innovative research and technology

Objective

HEMERA will integrate a large Starting Community in the field of tropospheric and stratospheric balloon-borne research, in order to make existing balloon facilities available to all scientific teams in the EU. The project involves major space agencies dealing with balloon infrastructures, companies operating the balloons, companies providing the necessary technology and scientific experts.

Balloon borne instruments are suitable for a wide range of science fields, such as atmospheric measurements, climate and environment related investigations, astronomy and astrophysics, space instruments validation and testing of new technologies.

The objectives of HEMERA are to:
- Provide better and coordinated balloon access to the troposphere and stratosphere for scientific and technological research
- Attract new users to enlarge the community accessing the balloon infrastructure
- Enlarge the fields of the science and technology research conducted with balloons
- Improve the balloon service offered to scientific and technical users
- Favour standardisation, synergy, complementarities and industrialisation through joint

The infrastructure deals with a wide range of mission characteristics including altitude, flight duration, instrument mass and volume. Flights can be performed during all seasons at various latitudes, satisfying various scientific needs.

Currently, the HEMERA programme will use the Zero Pressure Balloons for stratospheric flights (relevant for measuring Essential Climate Variables and for astrophysics), additional types of balloons can be considered. HEMERA will give access to launch bases and is thus capable of conducting scientific balloon campaigns, in Europe and abroad, necessary in particular for scientific issues in the context of climate change.

HEMERA includes 3 major components :
- Operational activities to organize and conduct the flights
- Development of innovative technologies and infrastructure to optimize the balloon offer
- Networking

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/astrophysics

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2017-1-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES
Address
Place Maurice Quentin 2
75039 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 252 425

Participants (12)

RYMDSTYRELSEN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 244 725
Address
Po Box 4006
171 04 Solna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGENZIA SPAZIALE ITALIANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 811,25
Address
Via Del Politecnico Snc
00133 Roma
Activity type
Other
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 71 175
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
6767 Route De L'aeroport
J3Y 8Y9 Saint-hubert
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SVENSKA RYMDAKTIEBOLAGET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 970 027,50
Address
Torggatan 15
171 04 Solna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANDOYA SPACE CENTER AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 53 500
Address
Oksebasen
8480 Andenes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CNIM AIR SPACE
France
EU contribution
€ 843 012,50
Address
2 Chemin De La Val Priout Za Labal Prioul
31450 Ayguesvives
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 587 353,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 195 727,50
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 157 505
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 252 250
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 112 698,75
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments