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Recovery and Return-To-Base European Reusable Micro-Launcher Project

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 870340

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2020

  • End date

    31 January 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 082 740

  • EU contribution

    € 3 082 740

Coordinated by:

PANGEA AEROSPACE SL

Spain

Project description

English EN

RRTB - A disruptive recovery system for small rockets

The demand for small satellites (with masses lower than 500 kg) is being fuelled by numerous industries, from agriculture and energy, to civil engineering and defence. To serve this market, microlaunchers are being developed all over the world. However, in order to offer cost-effective and flexible access to space for small satellites, technological and operational innovation is fundamental. The EU-funded RRTB project will develop a disruptive recovery system that will allow the reuse of the first stage of the MESO microlauncher. The project studies the atmospheric re-entry of the vehicle, the landing phase of the first stage using novel electric ducted fans and the design of robust and reusable structure and cryogenic tanks.

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Coordinator

PANGEA AEROSPACE SL

Address

Calle Pau Claris 177 P En Pta 2
08037 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 365 750

Participants (7)

HERON ENGINEERING MECHANICAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS EPE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 332 500

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 506 980

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 558 600

THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 262 660

INSTITUT VON KARMAN DE DYNAMIQUE DES FLUIDES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 450 000

TOSEDA SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 256 250

DEIMOS SPACE SOCIEDAD LIMITADA UNIPERSONAL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 350 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 870340

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2020

  • End date

    31 January 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 082 740

  • EU contribution

    € 3 082 740

Coordinated by:

PANGEA AEROSPACE SL

Spain