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Astrobiology and Space Missions Road Mapping

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 313102

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    30 September 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 661 335,60

  • EU contribution

    € 499 575,44

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS

Spain

Objective

AstRoMap (Astrobiology Road Mapping activity) is a Coordination action that aims at providing the European Planetary Science Community with a road map in space science and astrobiology. The goals of the project are: (i) to pose big scientific questions that could be answered with the help of space missions, and (ii) to identify according space missions to be developed in future programs. Project work include the organization of expert panels and international workshops open to the scientific community in order to discuss about those big questions and the science objectives that could be accomplished by space missions. The main deliverable would be a road map which will include, at least, the following aspects: the identification of a minimum number of missions, ordered by priority, which could shed light over the questions identified as the big challenges for the next decades of space exploration; the evaluation of the technological challenges on the space mission aspects as well as the identification of Earth Analogues to test scientific hypothesis and instrumentation. The last aspect will establish the synergies and links with the terrestrial (extreme environments) side of the project with important social benefits. The driving force of the work will be the identification of next generation technologies for space missions which could also be used for new industrial applications on Earthas socio-economicreturn. Finally, the last but not least aspect would be the involvement of the private sector which would be the main actor for new industrial technology developments to become real. AstRoMap will provide the ideal scientific and technical environment to fully analyse the new technological developments and instruments for preparing the next generation of space missions. AstRoMap will play a vital role in establishing the European Community as a leading player in planetary and space exploration.
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS

Address

Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 163 419,06

Administrative Contact

Maria Paz Blanco Temprano (Ms.)

Participants (4)

FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 186 629,34

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 67 060,20

INSTITUT ROYAL D'AERONOMIE SPATIALEDE BELGIQUE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 43 156,66

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 39 310,18

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 313102

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    30 September 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 661 335,60

  • EU contribution

    € 499 575,44

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS

Spain