Skip to main content

RAdiation-Shapes Thermal protection investigAtionS for high-SPeed EArth Re-entry

Objective

In the frame of Activity 9.2.1 – Strengthening of Space foundations / Research to support space science and exploration - SPA.2009.2.1.01 Space Exploration, the actions proposed on RASTAS SPEAR project try to enlarge the basic capabilities on few known topics with low Technology Readiness Level and to strengthen European Industry and Research for coming or future Space Exploration missions with focus on Sample Return Missions like Marco Polo or Mars Sample return. The project does not analyse a specific mission but deals with crucial “bricks” to be well mastered for the design of a Capsule entering in the atmosphere with high speed (more than 10 km/s). These necessary bricks are: 1) To investigate on the available ground facilities and elaborate a proposal to improve these facilities in order to simulate in-flight conditions on ground. 2) to investigate and develop new and innovative methods, materials and systems for joining ablative blocks (tiles) together to produce a complete Thermal Protection System (TPS) for sample-return missions and validate them by tests with CIRA's Scirocco and DLR arcjet facility. 3) to identify and test damping, energy-absorbing systems to allow survival of the Capsule Payload (collected Samples from planets…) 4) to analyse the impact of ablation (and thus Capsule shape change) on the flight mechanics. 5) to investigate and test impact of surface roughness on the heat transfer between the flow field and the capsule heat shield. The return of invest for the European Community is a European capability to design carefully a Re-entry capsule with focus on mass and thus on mission cost.

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2009-1
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 415 234,40
Administrative Contact
Philippe Tamarelle (Mr.)

Participants (9)

C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 103 655,35
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Federico Tammaro (Mr.)
CFS ENGINEERING SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 57 500
Address
Epfl Innovation Park Batiment A
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Vos (Dr.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 259 860
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Styliani Martaki (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 97 500
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Clément Oliver (Mr.)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ-INSTYTUTLOTNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 140 250
Address
Ul. Al Krakowska 110/114
02 256 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Iwona Traczykowska-Luskiewicz
KYBERTEC S.R.O.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 35 940
Address
Tovarni 1112
537 01 Chrudim Iv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oto Sladek (Dr.)
M.V. LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 41 250
Address
Leninskie Gory
119992 Moscow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Gritsevich (Dr.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 340 530
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bruno Chanetz (Mr.)
INSTITUT VON KARMAN DE DYNAMIQUE DES FLUIDES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 116 037
Address
Chaussee De Waterloo 72
1640 Rhode Saint Genese
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dirk De Vleeschauwer (Mr.)