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International Re-Entry demoNstrator Action

Objective

In January 2014, the ISEF participants insisted on the importance of “fostering international cooperation for additional space exploration projects”. The partners of IRENA (International Re-Entry demoNstrator Action), including major space agencies involved in ISEF and ISECG, are convinced of the need for demonstrators in atmosphere entry/re-entry and of the potential for international cooperation in this area.

IRENA mainly aims at:
- creating a cluster of European and international stakeholders to study two types of demonstrators aimed at developing entry/re-entry technologies and suitable for other enabling technologies
- jointly defining two technology demonstrator projects relevant for international cooperation
- contributing to a European position for ISEF and
- disseminating the results and preparing the next steps.

To achieve these objectives, IRENA will rely on an international and complementary team: four major European and international space agencies (CNES, DLR and JAXA as beneficiaries and NASA as a 3rd party), the two European industry leaders in entry/re-entry and space exploration (Astrium, Thales Alenia Space) and a research institute expert in dissemination and exploitation. IRENA will build on a cooperative approach to jointly define the projects, on feasibility and cost assessment studies and on implementation assessment studies (governance, funding, international cooperation). Five workshops including one in Japan, the USA and two based on Concurrent Engineering will be used to support the work.

IRENA’s objectives have been chosen to explicitly meet the main work programme's requirements i.e. to be in line with ISEF recommendations, to involve international countries active in space exploration, to create a cluster around several demonstrator projects, to define these projects and discuss how to build them, to target enabling technologies and to include workshops and information events.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/space exploration

Call for proposal

H2020-COMPET-2014
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 312 250

Participants (5)

CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES
France
EU contribution
€ 155 125
Address
Place Maurice Quentin 2
75039 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 99 300
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 154 183,75
Address
Via Saccomuro 24
00131 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 90 750
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATION AGENCY
Japan
EU contribution
€ 12 000
Address
Jindaiji Higashi Machi 7-44-1
182-8522 Tokyo Chofu Shi
Activity type
Research Organisations