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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
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

MAGELLIUM SAS
Address
1 Rue Ariane
31520 Ramonville Saint Agne
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 658 750

Participants (7)

GRAAL TECH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 562 500
Address
Via Egidio Tagliolini 26
16152 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 431 500
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 595 000
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 540 000
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
SPACE APPLICATIONS SERVICES NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 548 777,50
Address
Leuvensesteenweg 325
1932 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 448 921,75
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 213 572
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)