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Advanced Lightweight and Flexible Array with Mechanical Architecture

Project description

Pioneering photovoltaics increase the power of space satellites without increasing mass and costs

Photovoltaic technology has advanced tremendously since the first practical silicon solar cell was demonstrated in 1954. Photovoltaics are now powering homes, businesses, public lighting, and more recently, satellites. Increasing solar electric propulsion power will provide a turbo-boost to human space exploration and space-related satellite applications. However, innovation is required to keep satellite mass and costs low. The EU-funded ALFAMA project is addressing this need with pioneering technology that will increase satellite power to mass ratio by more than 50 % and more than quadruple power density, at a cost less than that of current systems thanks to high-throughput assembly.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SPACE-2018

Coordinator

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE NETHERLANDS BV
Net EU contribution
€ 904 728,10
Address
Mendelweg 30
2333 CS Leiden
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 80 188,75
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 49 546,25
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 828 543,15
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 539 185,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
AZUR SPACE SOLAR POWER GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 220 000,00
Address
Theresienstrasse 2
74072 Heilbronn

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Heilbronn, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
TF2 DEVICES B.V.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 294 797,50
Address
Heyendaalseweg 135
6525AJ Nijmegen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ABSISKEY
France
Net EU contribution
€ 81 250,00
Address
41b Rue Dupetit Thouars
49000 Angers

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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
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Maine-et-Loire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00