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High Energy Rapid Modular Ensemble of Satellites, Scientific Pathfinder

Objective

HERMES (High Energy Rapid Modular Ensemble of Satellites) Scientific Pathfinder (HERMES-SP) is a mission concept based on a constellation of nano-satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), hosting new miniaturized detectors to probe the X-ray temporal emission of bright high-energy transients such as Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB) and the electromagnetic counterparts of Gravitational Wave Events (GWE).
HERMES-SP main goal is to design and implement the first GRBs localisation experiment through a distributed space architecture realized by a 3 +3 CubeSat federation, each equipped with the novel detector to gain a wide deep space coverage and demonstrate capabilities in precisely localising the GRB event in space.
HERMES-SP exploits synergies with an ongoing project funded by the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI).
GRB localisation is gained by comparing time delays among the same event detection epochs occurred on - at least - 3 detectors spaced out on different satellites. Distribution in space and event detection are the fundamental ingredient to start building up the whole scientific experiment.
HERMES-SP is aiming at demonstrating detection and localisation of high-energy transients feasibility with disruptive technologies and limited effort: simple payload on nano-satellites and a disruptive level of cost-effectiveness: 1-2 order of magnitude cost lower than that standard space projects (ESA class M mission, NASA Explorer mission), 1 order of magnitude lower lifecycle compared with 10-15 years for standard Space Science projects.
The HERMES-SP represents also a step forward the HERMES Full Constellation (HERMES-FC), supposed to further increase the distributed detection points in space with several tents of detector-equipped CubeSats in LEO which timely and completely monitor the Universe listening for and chasing GWEs. It is, therefore preparatory for a proposal to European Entities (Commission, Space Agency), for the HERMES-FC implementation.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SPACE-2018

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Net EU contribution
€ 565 375,00
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Italy

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 115 500,00

Participants (10)

UNIVERZA V NOVI GORICI
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 91 500,00
Address
Vipavska Cesta 13 Rozna Dolina
5000 Nova Gorica

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Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Goriška
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
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€ 1 183 750,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SKYLABS VESOLJSKE TEHNOLOGIJE DOO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 324 250,00
Address
Zagrebska Cesta 104
2000 Maribor

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Slovenija Vzhodna Slovenija Podravska
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI
Italy
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€ 238 750,00
Address
Via Universita 40
09124 Cagliari

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Isole Sardegna Cagliari
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DEIMOS SPACE SOCIEDAD LIMITADA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
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€ 198 125,00
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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€ 0,00
AALTA LAB, RAZVOJ ZMOGLJIVE PROGRAMSKE OPREME D.O.O.
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 107 500,00
Address
Soska Cesta 17
5250 Solkan

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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
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Goriška
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
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€ 110 625,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
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€ 298 050,00
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen

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Baden-Württemberg Tübingen Tübingen, Landkreis
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€ 0,00
EOTVOS LORAND TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
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€ 66 250,00
Address
Egyetem Ter 1-3
1053 Budapest

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Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
C3S ELEKTRONIKAI FEJLESZTO KFT.
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 134 375,00
Address
Konyves Kalman Korut 12-14
1097 Budapest

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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
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00