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Next Generation Modular EGSE Architecture

Project description

Advanced technological transformations in the space industry

Spacecraft manufacturers manage to transform many engineering process elements rapidly and effectively thanks to the support of the digitalisation & Space 4.0 programme. One of the main targets is to improve the Integration Verification and Validation (IVV) process that requires cost reduction and duration optimisation. Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) are essential tools at all levels of pre-launching testing of satellite/spacecraft, namely the Assembly, Integration Test, and/or Verification activities (AIT/AIV). However, costs, duration, and monitoring represent challenges for the EGSEs. The EU-funded NG-EGSE project aims to introduce an innovative modular EGSE architecture (NG-EGSE) with game-changing, low-cost EGSEs solutions and to improve the duration of the AIT/AIV operations in the space sector.


Through the digitalization & Space 4.0 program, the space industry is transforming many elements of its engineering process. In that frame, one of the main targets is the improvement of the Integration Verification and Validation (IVV) process through cost reduction and duration optimization. Electrical Ground Support Equipment are essential tools at all levels of pre-launching testing of satellite / spacecraft namely the Assembly, Integration and Test and/or Verification activities (AIT/AIV).
The current EGSEs challenges are:
• Current solutions are hardly reusable & very costly, usually being custom developed for each mission/spacecraft.
• New technologies available from the IT sector, which have not yet affected the EGSE market.
• There are new standards (EGS-CC) to support space systems test, monitoring and control.
There is a clear need coming from Spacecraft Manufacturers for new generation EGSEs, providing the opportunity to challenge the current architectures & suppliers.
In this context, TELETEL wants to initiate the next generation modular EGSE architecture (NG-EGSE) project, to achieve the following main benefits:
• Establishment of a breakthrough innovative modular EGSE architecture, influencing cost and duration of the AIT/AIV operations in the space sector.
• Improve the competitive positioning of TELETEL in space EGSE market with game-changing, low cost EGSEs solutions, different to any alternative in the market.
• New opportunities in the general avionics market (not only space related).
• New EGSEs Building Blocks ready for use by Spacecraft Manufacturers such as Thales Alenia Space & Airbus Defence & Space.

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€ 50 000,00
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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Αττική Aττική Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00