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Electrodynamic Tether Technology for Passive Consumable-less Deorbit Kit

Project description

A propellant-less device for deorbiting satellites and mitigating the space debris problem

Current in-space propulsion technologies work under the law of action-reaction. Consequently, the propellant determines the satellite payload mass and mission lifetime. The EU-funded E.T.PACK envisages a new era in which satellites could deorbit without using on-board power and fuel. The project will develop a propellant-free device based on a low work-function tether that operates under different principles. Instead of carrying propellant, it produces a drag force by taking advantage of the natural space environment, which includes the geomagnetic field, the ambient plasma and the solar radiation. The device can prevent proliferation of space debris, one of the most important challenges the aerospace industry.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Net EU contribution
€ 468 587,50
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 638 975,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 401 125,00
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 699 275,00
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SA

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Avenida Zugazarte 56
48930 Getxo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ADVANCED THERMAL DEVICES S.L.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 148 377,50
SME

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

Yes
Address
C/ Villaconejos 4 Algette
28925 Alcorcon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Madrid Comunidad de Madrid
 
SENER AEROESPACIAL SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 643 659,87
Address
Avda Zugazarte 56
48930 Las Arenas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 39 977,63
Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia