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MOdular Spacecraft Assembly and Reconfiguration

Objective

Since commercial exploitation of satellites was endeavored more than 50 years ago (Telstar 1 in 1962), commercial use of space became a huge and very much strategic market, reaching ~50 billion of USD in 2004, and in the range of 256 billion of USD in 2013 (OECD global estimates, 2014).
Fierce competition is to be expected in the worldwide space industry to obtain major shares of the key commercial space segments.

Offering cost effective, performant, reliable, scalable and flexible solutions will be essential to make the European space industry spearheading strategic segments of the commercial space. The development of novel, European technologies that would allow standardizing satellites components, facilitating their assembly, reducing time between customer’s orders and commissioning in space, repairing and upgrading components directly in orbit instead of replacing entirely a deprecated or damaged satellite, would provide extremely valuable competitive assets to establish European leadership in a number of key commercial space segments.

Leveraging the outcomes of the Space Robotics Technologies SRC building blocks (from Call 1 / OG1,2,3,4,5), this proposal (MOSAR) aims to develop, integrate and demonstrate such technologies required to enable a fundamental shift of paradigm with satellites (and more widely spacecrafts) manufacturing and commercial space exploitation.

As a key driver, MOSAR intends to leverage know-how and standards already available in the European space industry for satellites (small / nano sats in particular), to facilitate the uptake of project results by future customers. Key representatives of that industry are part of the consortium.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2018
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Coordinator

SPACE APPLICATIONS SERVICES NV
Address
Leuvensesteenweg 325
1932 Zaventem
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 388 182,50

Participants (8)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 626 795
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 464 875
Address
Calle Isaac Newton Parque Tecnologico De Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES ALENIA SPACE UK LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 392 091,25
Address
2 Dashwood Lang Road
KT15 2NX Weybridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SITAEL SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 390 000
Address
Via S Sabino 21
70042 Mola Di Bari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAG SOAR S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 235 625
Address
Avenida De Europa 82
28341 Valdemoro Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 171 268,74
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 161 625
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELLIDISS TECHNOLOGIES
France
EU contribution
€ 169 500
Address
24 Quai De La Douane
29200 Brest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)