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Electric Propulsion Innovation and Competitiveness

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 640199

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2014

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 496 351

  • EU contribution

    € 3 496 351

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

France

Objective

EPIC proposes a Programme Support Activity which will produce a clear integrated roadmap & masterplan for its implementation through a Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) on In-space Electrical Propulsion & Station-Keeping.
EPIC plans to do a survey of the current worldwide Electric Propulsion (& related) technologies & their TRL. A collection of requirements from all stakeholders will be done, also assessing potential future missions. Both tasks will build on the 2014 EP Harmonisation & the consultation will be expanded to all EU actors. This will allow to focus efforts on the SRC roadmap’ specific goals.
Based on this work, a critical gap analysis of technologies & needs will be done, to create the basis for selection of candidate SRC developments, oriented to satisfy short-term (incremental advances) & medium/long term (disruptive) needs.
Then the prioritisation will be the driver & challenge, leading to the selection of activities for an SRC roadmap & masterplan for its implementation, aiming at a validation flight in 2023 & to contribute to European leadership in EP technologies.
EPIC will provide a solid & widely consulted advice to the EC on the call texts for operational grants & continuous support to EC/REA to maximise the SRC success. EPIC will analyse the SRC progress, evaluate its risks & put a mitigation plan in place, including the Collaboration Agreement.
The EPIC consortium will disseminate its progress & results, & intends to contribute to the SRC results’ dissemination not only with an exploitation plan but also by exercising a close coordination with all operational grants.
EPIC is coordinated by ESA & complemented by renowned National Agencies: ASI, BELSPO, CDTI, CNES, DLR & UKSA, & by the major European space industrial associations, Eurospace & SME4Space. This teaming of beneficiaries brings together the multidisciplinary mix of expertise required to deliver an unbiased, rational strategic roadmap & masterplan for EP developments in H2020.
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Coordinator

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

Address

24 Rue Du General Bertrand
75007 Paris

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 160 568,28

Participants (8)

AGENZIA SPAZIALE ITALIANA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 382 264,68

Service Public Fédéral de Programmation Politique Scientifique (Belspo)

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 177 650

CENTRO PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO INDUSTRIAL.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 513 157,50

CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES

France

EU Contribution

€ 389 814,83

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 362 367,71

UK Space Agency

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 335 090,50

EUROSPACE

France

EU Contribution

€ 128 843,75

SME4SPACE VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 46 593,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 640199

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2014

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 496 351

  • EU contribution

    € 3 496 351

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

France