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Reducing the Vulnerability of Space Systems

Objective

It is accepted that space debris will increase in the next
decades despite any considerable effort made to limit their generation.
Debris of more than 10cm can be avoided by the satellites and also the
very small particles of less than 0.1cm are taken into account in the
current designs. The debris from 0.1 to 10cm is however not predictable,
not taken into account today and could severely damage a spacecraft. The
probability of damage by such particles could reach an unacceptable level
thus creating a new paradigm for LEO satellites. A better protection of
space systems against damage caused by debris collision is the aim of the
ReVuS study, articulated around 4 lines: - To restore the existing models
and works for the prediction and the knowledge of damage assessment (LDEF,
SS, Colombus…). - To assess the solutions  At system level, with
distributed/fractionated architectures, or by using active detection and
mitigation strategies. On the satellite exterior, by defining and testing
new shielding materials derived from ground markets In the satellite
interior , by editing new rules of harness routing & equipment
configuration - Resilience analysis, evaluating the proposed solutions
& generating recommendations/design rules. Assess possible
standardisation. - To dispatch the results to the space community. METOP
and a Radar satellite will be used as a guiding principle for all the
analysis The consortium led by Astrium Satellites gathers all expertise
required. The Ernst-Mach-Institut (EMI Fraunhoffer), the universities of
Surrey, Southampton & Braunschweig will provide the background
knowledge and models. The shielding materials will be defined by TenCate
Advanced Composites, and tested in the EMI facilities. The users will
participate in the analysis. HisCox will represent the insurer of the
satellite. The dissemination of the results will be ensured by Astri
Polska Sp.z o.o

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2010-1
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Coordinator

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
France

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Talavera (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 595 380,50

Participants (9)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 371 004
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 46 803
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Vörsmann (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 69 229,50
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Ms.)
AIRBUS DS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 582
Address
Robert Koch Strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Volker Mueller (Mr.)
PHS SPACE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 167 172
Address
Harvest House 2 Cranborne Road Industrial Estate
EN6 3JF Potters Bar

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Hedley Stokes (Dr.)
TenCate Advanced Composites BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 206 490
Address
Campbellweg 30
7440 AA Nijverdal

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Lenferink (Mr.)
HISCOX ASSURANCES SERVICES
France
EU contribution
€ 43 125
Address
Rue Louis Le Grand 15 19 4eme Etage
75002 Paris

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Denis Bensoussan (Mr.)
ASTRI POLSKA SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 80 300
Address
Ulica Bartycka 18a
00716 Warszawa

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agata Jozwicka (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 115 185,75
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Adams (Ms.)