Research Projects

European Space Technology Harmonisation

European Space Technology Harmonisation Process is designed and led by ESA to achieve better coordinated space technology R&D activities among all European actors, with the ‘filling of strategic gaps’ and the ‘minimising of unnecessary duplications’ as major objectives. The process is developed in a first mapping and a following roadmapping […]

CHEOPS (Consortium for Hall Effect in Orbit Propulsion System) project

Within the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme Space, the European Commission has funded the CHEOPS (Consortium for Hall Effect in Orbit Propulsion System) project (www.cheops-h2020.eu). The project started on 1st November 2016 and will last for 3.5 years. CHEOPS proposes to develop three different Hall Effect Thrusters (HET) electric propulsion systems […]

EPIC: Electric Propulsion Innovation and Competitiveness.

The European Commission has funded, as part of the Horizon 2020 Space Work Programme 2014, a Programme Support Activity (PSA) for the implementation of a Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) on “In-Space electrical propulsion and station keeping”. The “Electric Propulsion Innovation & Competitiveness” (EPIC) is the PSA project for the Electric […]

ITACA: Innovation Technologies and Applications for Coastal Archaeological sites

The ITACA (Innovation Technologies and Applications for Coastal Archaeological sites) project (Grant Agreement n. 606805) aims to prove a management system for underwater archaeological sites in coastal regions. The discovering and monitoring service uses innovative satellite remote sensing techniques combined with image processing algorithms. The project develops a set of […]