CORDIS
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European Direct-Drive Architecture

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 870470

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2019

  • End date

    30 November 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.1.

H2020-EU.2.1.6.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 998 023,75

  • EU contribution

    € 998 023,75

Coordinated by:

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS

France

Project description

English EN

Electric propulsion innovation for future spacecraft

The European space sector supports innovative technologies to improve the performance of future spacecraft. The EU-funded EDDA project envisages the perfection of the power chain efficiency of a spacecraft with the use of electric propulsion (EP). This innovation directly supplies electric thrusters with solar EP without power conversion. EP uses electrical power to enhance the propulsive performances of the EP thrusters, obtaining better results than those of conventional chemical thrusters. The benefits of the innovation are considerable savings in volume and costs, removal of power converters, improvement of efficiency and decrease of thermal dissipation. The project will test the solution in real operational conditions to prove its adaptability to spacecraft.

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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

€ 235 483,75

Participants (5)

THALES ALENIA SPACE BELGIUM S.A.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 202 155

SITAEL SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 249 750

THALES DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 101 307,50

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 100 077,50

EFFICIENT INNOVATION SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 109 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 870470

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2019

  • End date

    30 November 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.1.

H2020-EU.2.1.6.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 998 023,75

  • EU contribution

    € 998 023,75

Coordinated by:

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS

France