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DISCOVERER – DISruptive teChnOlogies for VERy low Earth oRbit platforms

Objective

We envision a radical redesign of Earth observation platforms for sustained operation at significantly lower altitudes than the current state of the art, using a combination of new aerodynamic materials, aerodynamic control and air-breathing electric propulsion for drag-compensation, for a variety of observation methods with the aim of creating a new platform paradigm.
This vision requires foundational research in spacecraft aerodynamic characterization, in material aerodynamics and atomic oxygen resistance, in electric propulsion, and control methods. These activities are by their nature multidisciplinary covering atmospheric science, surface chemistry and material characterization, control engineering, spacecraft design, payload engineering, etc.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Net EU contribution
€ 2 969 813,50
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom

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Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

DEIMOS ENGINEERING AND SYSTEMS SLU
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 342 000,00
Address
C Francia 9 Poligono Industrial La Nava Iii
13500 Puertollano

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Region
Castilla-La Mancha Ciudad Real
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GOMSPACE AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 620 000,00
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)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 425 000,00
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 230 000,00
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 534 000,00
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE TECH TOYBOX, INC.

Participation ended

United States
Net EU contribution
€ 90 936,50
Address
2153 Se Hawthorne Rd. Ste 117
32641 Gainesville

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROCONSULT SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 215 000,00
Address
86 Boulevard De Sebastopol
75003 Paris

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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
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONCENTRIS RESEARCH MANAGEMENT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 300 000,00
Address
Ludwigstr. 4
82256 Furstenfeldbruck

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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
Bayern Oberbayern Fürstenfeldbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00