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The first Large European Antenna with a diameter larger than 5 meters

Objective

Terrestrial demands on space missions are increasing rapidly in terms of complexity, technology and velocity. Next to navigation (GPS, GALILEO), science (investigation of space and the universe) and exploration (ISS, Mars), two types of space missions are very important for Europe: Earth Observation (EO, for the sustainability of nature and mankind) and Telecommunication (TC, for business and global connectivity). Each mission requires partly unique technologies, which are produced by only very few global suppliers.

If these technologies are not available from within Europe, there is a danger that non-dependent missions may not be performed, created and tailored with a consequent loss of sovereignty in political decisions and a loss of market shares. One of these so-called “Critical Technologies” is the “Large Deployable Reflector (LDR)”.

Packed in stowed configurations, these reflectors can be accommodated on satellites, which then still comply with the limited launcher fairing volumes. By enlarging the size of the reflector it is possible to offer higher sensitivity and resolution, e.g. for radar missions (EO & science) and implement stronger communication links for e.g. higher data throughput (TC).
Within the upcoming eight years the demand for such reflectors will increase worldwide, whereas the Consortium targets a certain market share with its “Large European Antenna (LEA)”. The proposed H2020 project would now enable the combination of the technologies previously developed by the consortium members and the joining of further European entities to fill the remaining gaps and form one strong and complete European team. Through obtaining an EC-grant for LEA, each building block will be upgraded with innovation, adapted to a scenario and qualified to meet one common target, namely:
1st European PFM (including reflector and arm) reaching TRL 8 to be ready for integration by the end of 2020 and for flight in 2021.

Coordinator

FHP- FREZITE HIGH PERFORMANCE LDA
Net EU contribution
€ 463 750,00
Address
Rua Engenheiro Ferreira Dias 401-40
4149-013 Porto
Portugal

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 125,00

Participants (14)

High Performance Space Structure Systems GmbH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 980 000,00
Address
Hofmannstrasse 25-27
81379 Muenchen

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LARGE SPACE STRUCTURES GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 956 250,00
Address
Romerhofweg 51c
85748 Garching B Munchen

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RUAG SPACE GERMANY GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 750 000,00
Address
Am Glaswerk 6
01640 Coswig

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Region
Sachsen Dresden Meißen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 3 075,00
INVENT INNOVATIVE VERBUNDWERKSTOFFEREALISATION UND VERMARKTUNG NEUERTECHNOLOGIEN GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 270 000,00
Address
Christian Pommer Strasse 47
38112 Braunschweig

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 250,00
INEGI - INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA E INOVACAO EM ENGENHARIA MECANICA E ENGENHARIA INDUSTRIAL
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 230 000,00
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias 400
4200-465 Porto

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 150,00
VON HOERNER & SULGER GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 270 000,00
Address
Schlossplatz 8
D-68723 Schwetzingen

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Rhein-Neckar-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 886,25
ETAMAX SPACE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 120 000,00
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 3 D
38122 Braunschweig

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OHB SYSTEM AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
Address
Universitatsallee 27-29
28359 Bremen

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Region
Bremen Bremen Bremen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TICRA FOND
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 200 000,00
Address
Landemaerket 29, 5
1119 Kobenhavn K

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Weber-Steinhaus & Smith
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 58 875,00
Address
Wachtstrasse 17-24 Baumwollborse 223
28195 Bremen

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Region
Bremen Bremen Bremen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 294 431,25
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 1,25
LUMA METALL AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
Address
Amerikavagen 5
393 56 Kalmar

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Södra Sverige Småland med öarna Kalmar län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 17 887,50