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Small Explorer for Advanced Missions

Objective

Nano-satellites are becoming a reality and are being used for increasingly complex missions. However, to facilitate more advanced scientific missions greater capabilities are needed in terms of mission life-time, communication bandwidth and attitude determination and control. Many science applications of nano-satellites are currently being explored for future implementation, especially in the US, and the SEAM project will ensure that Europe develops the required technology to maintain and strengthen our current leading role in the nano-satellite market.

The SEAM project has as objective to develop and demonstrate a robust & reliable 3kg satellite platform developed specifically to support science missions. Special emphasis will be put on magnetic cleanliness of the spacecraft, which will allow magnetosphere missions to be conducted with the platform. To meet requirements for magnetic cleanliness new developments are needed for many of the subsystems to be provided by the consortium partners.

The project is lead by KTH, Sweden, representing a science customer for a nano-satellite platform and the platform development will be undertaken by a group of leading SMEs in the emerging market for nano-satellites representing both a system integrator (GOM) subsystem developers (AAC, ECM, KAYSER) and payload technology providers (BLE, LEMI). Finally SSC is responsible for the S-band ground network support. The consortium thus represents the complete value chain for a scientific mission and the project will demonstrate a complete scientific mission development and operations process. ECM who has access to launch opportunities in Russia will procure the launch of the satellite.

With the result of the project in terms of the SEAM satellite and the proven effectiveness of this platform and associated business network representing the value chain the consortium partners will be in a good position to start offering platforms and turn-key mission solutions to science users.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 527 900
Administrative Contact
Irene Johansson (Ms)

Participants (8)

AAC MICROTEC AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 93 500
Address
Uppsala Science Park
751 83 Uppsala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Schulte (Mr)
ENGINEERING CONSULTING AND MANAGEMENT OFFICE

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 44 700
Address
Joachim Karnatz Allee 21
10557 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arnold Sterenharz (Dr)
LABORATORY OF ELECTRO-MAGNETIC INNOVATIONS LLC
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 185 000
Address
Naukova Street 5A
79060 Lviv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vira Pronenko (Dr)
BL-ELECTRONICS SZAMITASTECHNIKAI KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 150 080
Address
Palya Utca 1
2167 Vacduka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Szegedi (Mr)
GOMSPACE AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 351 120
Address
Langagervej 6
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Alminde (Dr)
SVENSKA RYMDAKTIEBOLAGET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 151 100
Address
Torggatan 15
171 04 Solna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petrus Hyvönen (Mr)
KAYSER ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 180 270
Address
Via Di Popogna 501
57128 Livorno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Donati (Dr)
ECM SPACE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 315 300
Address
Reuchlinstrasse 10
10553 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arnold Sterenharz (Dr)