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European Flexible hEat Shields: advanced TPS design and tests for future in-Orbit demonstration

Project description

Inflatable heat shields become more mature

The goal of EU-funded EFESTO is to increase the European TRL (technology readiness level) of inflatable heatshields for re-entry vehicles from 3 to 5, and pave the way for a higher level of maturity (TLR 6) with a future in-orbit demonstrator. Such innovative heat shields slow down and protect payloads from heat entering the atmosphere from orbit. The system is composed of inflatable structures and flexible thermal protection system (F-TPS) layers of advanced materials. EFESTO enables new space mission concepts beyond current limits imposed by launcher fairing size or geometrical and structural aspects of rigid heatshields. Morphing solutions allow, for example, landing bigger or heavier payloads on Mars or reusing launchers’ upper stages, thereby lowering access cost to space.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SPACE-2018

Coordinator

DEIMOS SPACE SOCIEDAD LIMITADA UNIPERSONAL
Net EU contribution
€ 295 030,00
Address
Ronda De Poniente, Edificio Fiteni Vi, 2, 2º 19
28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid)
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ELECNOR INFRASTRUTTURE E AEROSPAZIA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 100 190,00
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 6
28060 San Pietro Mosezzo

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 763 743,28
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua

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Region
Sud Campania Caserta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AVIOSPACE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 138 209,99
Address
Via Giovanni Botero 18
10122 Torino

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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 Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 808 023,75
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 769 074,23
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 109 612,50
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00