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European Robotic Orbital Support Services

Objective

EROSS (European Robotic Orbital Support Services) objective is to demonstrate the European solutions for the Servicers and the Serviced LEO/GEO satellites, enabling a large range of efficient and safe orbital support services. The project will assess and demonstrate the capability of the on-orbit servicing spacecraft (chaser) to perform rendezvous, capturing, grasping, berthing and manipulating of a collaborative client satellite (target) provisioned for servicing operations including refuelling and payload transfer/replacement.
EROSS embeds key European Technologies by leveraging on actuators, sensors, software frameworks and algorithms developed in previous European Projects. EROSS boosts the maturity of these key building blocks and increases their functionalities and performance in a coherent work programme targeting fast and practical deployment of the developed solutions in space. The consortium went into great details in the EROSS concept and the technical operational plan to manage perfectly the risks and complexity of development of such a large system.
Following EROSS, TAS plans to commercialize its Multi-Purpose Servicing Chaser in 2021 for the LEO&GEO servicing business, pulling with him the project’s technology providers. Besides, most partners will address other short-term space/non-space markets, such as Space Exploration & Science and factory automation (sensors, robots).
The project success relies on a highly skilled and experienced consortium involving all the leaders of previous SRC Operational Grants. EROSS involves 11 partners from 8 countries over 24 months and a budget of 3,9M€. As Operational Grant n°7, EROSS will be part of the Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) on Space Robotics.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/satellites
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/space exploration
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 864 090

Participants (11)

GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 625 000
Address
Calle Isaac Newton Parque Tecnologico De Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 297 638,75
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PIAP SPACE SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 311 250
Address
Ul Stefana Batorego 107
87 100 Torun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 27 046,15
Address
Avenida Zugazarte 56
48930 Getxo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 547 960
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
SODERN SA
France
EU contribution
€ 200 050
Address
Av. Descartes 20
94450 Limeil-brevannes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPACE APPLICATIONS SERVICES NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 389 032,50
Address
Leuvensesteenweg 325
1932 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 197 650
Address
Via Saccomuro 24
00131 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES ALENIA SPACE UK LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
2 Dashwood Lang Road
KT15 2NX Weybridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SENER AEROESPACIAL SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 177 506,35
Address
Avda Zugazarte 56
48930 Las Arenas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)