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Prototype for an Ultra Large Structure Assembly Robot

Project description

Autonomous assembly of large structures in space

Future space missions will necessitate structures too large to be self-deployed in one piece. For instance, the next-generation telescope envisioned by astronomers will require assembly in space. In this context, the EU-funded PULSAR project will work on the assembly of a mirror, which requires more care and accuracy than other structures. However, the developed technology will also be applicable to other large structures. PULSAR’s overall concept is aimed at the creation of a fully autonomous, on-orbit robotic assembly system. Its demonstration use case is the high-precision assembly, using a robotic arm, of a set of mirror tiles in order to build the very large primary mirror of a next-generation space telescope.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SPACE-2018

Coordinator

MAGELLIUM SAS
Net EU contribution
€ 658 750,00
Address
1 Rue Ariane
31520 Ramonville Saint Agne
France

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 658 750,00

Participants (7)

GRAAL TECH SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 562 500,00
Address
Via Egidio Tagliolini 26
16152 Genova

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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
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 562 500,00
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 431 500,00
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Neuchâtel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 431 500,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 595 000,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 595 000,00
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 540 000,00
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern

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Region
Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Kaiserslautern, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 540 000,00
SPACE APPLICATIONS SERVICES NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 548 777,50
Address
Leuvensesteenweg 325
1932 Zaventem

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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
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 548 777,50
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 448 921,75
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 448 921,75
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 213 572,00
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)
Other funding
€ 213 572,00