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Title (click for more information) Start Date Nominal Duration (months) Prime Contractor
SYSNOVA: R&D STUDIES COMPETITION FOR INNOVATION AO#4: LUNAR CUBESATS FOR EXPLORATION (LUCE) Apr-2017 6 MPB Communications (CA)
SYSNOVA: R&D STUDIES COMPETITION FOR INNOVATION AO#4: LUNAR CUBESATS FOR EXPLORATION (LUCE) Apr-2017 6 Karman (BE)
SYSNOVA: R&D STUDIES COMPETITION FOR INNOVATION AO#4: LUNAR CUBESATS FOR EXPLORATION (LUCE) Apr-2017 6 ISIS (NL)
SYSNOVA: R&D STUDIES COMPETITION FOR INNOVATION AO#4: LUNAR CUBESATS FOR EXPLORATION (LUCE) Apr-2017 6 Politecnico di Milano (IT)
Scientific concept study for wide-swath high-resolution cloud profiling Feb-2017 24 University of Hamburg (DE)
Prototype Retrieval Algorithms Based on Synergistic Use of Microwave and Optical Imagers for land application Mar-2017 18 Univ of Munich (DE)
REACH into LCA – Integration of REACH and CRMs into the Life Cycle Assessment framework Mar-2017 9 Bio Intelligence (FR)
Novel Thermal Energy Storage and Electricity generation for Moon exploration Feb-2017 18 Sonaca Space GmbH (DE)
Monitoring of Aerosol by Assimilation of Radiances Mar-2017 18 ECMWF (UK)
Flight Control System Assessment Toolbox for Optimal Mission Cost and Performance Feb-2017 15 GMVIS SKYSOFT S.A. (PT)
Feasibility study of Active Debris Mitigation for Mega Constellations Mar-2017 12 Thales Alenia Space (FR)
Feasibility of using platform magnetometers to observe and detect space weather events Feb-2017 10 TU DELFT (NL)
Environmental aspects of passive de-orbiting devices Feb-2017 10 Politecnico di Milano (IT)
End of Life operations for disposal of mega‐constellations Jan-2017 12 Airbus Defence & Space GmbH (DE)
Completing the atmospheric sounding system with GNSS and platform integrated sensors Mar-2017 18 ROKUBUN S.L. (ES)
Active Microwave Air Pressure Sensor Apr-2017 10 STFC RUTHERFORD APPLETON LABORATORY (UK)
Characterisation of particulates in the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere Feb-2016 15 Forschungszentrum Jülich GMBH (DE)
Operational Assimilation of Space-borne Radar and Lidar Cloud Profile Observations for Numerical Weather Prediction Mar-2016 24 European centre for medium range weather forecasts (GB)
Atmospheric Impact of Spacecraft Demise Oct-2016 16 VARUNA LTD (GB)
Atmospheric Impact of Spacecraft Demise Nov-2016 16 Thales Alenia Space (IT)
Synergies on VLBI-GNSS Geodetric Determination tracking GNSS satellites with VLBI (AO5 Alcantara Initiative : International R&D Studies 2015) Jul-2016 6 CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (SE)
Automated monitoring of geohazards using Sentinel-2 time series in montainous regions (AO5 Alcantara Initiative : International R&D Studies 2015) Jun-2016 6 UNIV JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE (FR)
InSAR based tarrain motion mapping in support of landslide hazard assessment in high mountain areas (AO5 Alcantara Initiative : International R&D Studies 2015) Sep-2016 6 UNIV ZURICH (CH)
InSAR based tarrain motion mapping in support of landslide hazard assessment in high mountain areas (AO5 Alcantara Initiative : International R&D Studies 2015) Jun-2016 6 EIDGENÖSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE (CH)
Challenges and Opportunities for satellite communications and navigation augmentation systems in maritime non-exclusive VHF bands Dec-2016 18 KONGSBERG SEATEX AS (NO)
CHARACTERISATION IONOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT AT LOW LATITUDES APPLICATION TO BIOMASS EXTERNAL CALIBRATION SITES (AO5 Alcantara Initiative : International R&D Studies 2015) May-2016 6 Istituto superiore Mario Boella (IT)
Total electron content characterization study over Africa and application to BIOMASS mission (TECA) (AO5 Alcantara Initiative : International R&D Studies 2015) May-2016 6 ICTP (IT)
Towards the  All-Optical Satellite Communications System May-2016 9 Airbus Defence and Space SAS (FR)
M4 Phase A/B1 THOR Feb-2016 12 Airbus Defence and Space Limited (GB)
M4 Phase A/B1 THOR Feb-2016 12 OHB Systems (DE)
Monitoring of land-related processes in South America using multi-parameter SAR: Soil and Vegetation monitoring in Pampas and Chaco forest (AO5 Alcantara Initiative : International R&D Studies 2015) May-2016 6 UNIV II ROMA TOR VERGATA (IT)
CHANGE DETECTION USING INTERFEROMETRIC AND POLARIMETRIC SIGNATURES IN ARGENTINA (AO5 Alcantara Initiative : International R&D Studies 2015) May-2016 6 CSL (BE)
SAR Tomography applications for SAOCOM-CS, advanced SAR processing for data calibration and tomographic imaging (AO5 Alcantara Initiative : International R&D Studies 2015) May-2016 6 Politecnico di Milano (IT)
Thermal InfraRed Imager assessment study for the Asteroid Impact Mission (TIRI) May-2016 9 COSINE Research (NL)
Hybrid Propagation Sep-2016 6 La Rjoia University (ES)
M4 Phase A/B1 ARIEL Feb-2016 12 Airbus Defence and Space SAS (FR)
M4 Phase A/B1 ARIEL Feb-2016 12 Thales Alenia Space (FR)
High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellites for Telecommunication and complementary space applications May-2016 9 Univerity of Leon (ES)
High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellites for Telecommunication and complementary space applications Oct-2016 9 Airbus Defence and Space SAS (FR)
High performance avionics solution for advanced and complex GNC systems (HIPNOS) Jun-2016 12 GMV (ES)
Use of Earth Observation for sustainable fisheries management in west africa (AO5 Alcantara Initiative : International R&D Studies 2015) Jun-2016 6 NERC - PLYMOUTH MARINE LAB. (GB)
Feasibility of ultra low thrust transfers in L1, L2, Sun, Earth & Moon Systems Oct-2016 8 Airbus Defence and Space (FR)
Feasibility of ultra low thrust transfers in L1, L2, Sun, Earth & Moon Systems Oct-2016 8 Politecnico di Milano (IT)
ABSOLUTE NAVIGATION AT SUB-CENTIMETRE LEVEL Jul-2016 12 DEIMOS SPACE UK LTD (GB)
Feasibility of Operational use of Satellite Laser Ranging observations for GNSS orbit determination and time synchronisation and GNSS Science (AO5 Alcantara Initiative : International R&D Studies 2015) Jun-2016 6 AUSTRIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (AT)
COMBINED PLANNING SYSTEM FOR MISSION AND SCIENCE OPERATIONS Jul-2016 10 GMV (ES)
SMILE PAYLOAD MODULE - DEFINITION AND IMPLEMENTATION PHASE Nov-2016 16 Qinetiq Space (BE)
SMILE PAYLOAD MODULE - DEFINITION AND IMPLEMENTATION PHASE Nov-2016 16 EADS Casa Espacio (ES)
Numerical Simulations for Spacecraft Catastrophic Disruption Analysis Dec-2016 12 FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT (DE)
Numerical Simulations for Spacecraft Catastrophic Disruption Analysis Dec-2016 12 CISAS (IT)
PERFORMANCE SIMULATOR FOR BISTATIC SAR MISSIONS May-2016 12 Aresys (IT)
Optical Compressive Sensing(CS) technologies for space applications Jan-2016 16 CSEM SA (CH)
Optical Compressive Sensing(CS) technologies for space applications Jan-2016 16 IFAC-CNR - ISTITUTO FISICA APPLICATA (IT)
ASSESSMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC OPTICAL PROPRIETIES DURING BIOMASS BURNING EVENTS AND LONG RANGE TRANSPORT OF DESERT DUST (Alcantara) Jun-2016 6 INOE (RO)
M4 Phase A/B1 XIPE Mar-2016 12 Thales Alenia Space (IT)
M4 Phase A/B1 XIPE Feb-2016 12 Airbus DS GmbH (DE)
Characterization of the Ionospheric environment at low latitudes, application to Biomass external calibration sites (AO5 Alcantara Initiative : International R&D Studies 2015) May-2016 6 INGV (IT)
Demiseability assessment of Optical payloads May-2016 9 Fluid Gravity (GB)
Impact of controlled and semi-controlled re-entry on Spacecraft design Sep-2016 12 Airbus Defence and Space Limited (GB)
Study to implement disaster risk reduction using innovative data exploitation methods and space assets May-2015 18 Altamira Information (ES)
Study to implement disaster risk reduction using innovative data exploitation methods and space assets May-2015 18 e-GEOS (IT)
Strategy and recommendations for microbial cleanliness of future cargo integration Apr-2015 18 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finnland (FI)
ATHENA Phase-A System Study for a Large X-ray Telescope (CV) Jul-2015 24 Airbus DS (DE)
ATHENA Phase-A System Study for a Large X-ray Telescope (CV) Jul-2015 24 Thales Alenia Space France (FR)
IMPACT RISK IN LEO AS A RESULT OF THE INCREASE OF NANO AND MICRO-SATELLITES Nov-2015 12 University of Southampton (UK)
Assimilation of lidar observations of aerosols for climate modelling and NWP Dec-2015 24 EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WE (UK)
Future Concepts for Galileo Search-and-Rescue Space and Ground Segment Nov-2015 12 OHB Systems (DE)
Future Concepts for Galileo Search-and-Rescue Space and Ground Segment Dec-2015 12 TAS-F (FR)
Design for Removal: How to design S/C to support active debris removal if uncontrolled Nov-2015 12 GMV Aerospace and Defence (ES)
Design for Removal: How to design S/C to support active debris removal if uncontrolled Dec-2015 12 Thales Alenia Space France (FR)
Analysis and Development of Demonstration Centres for the benefit of the downstream GNSS stakeholders Nov-2015 18 Telespazio France (FR)

Title (click for more information) Planned Start More Information
Using GNSS and Big Data Techniques to improve safety in critical maritime operations 2017-Q2 see emits
Spacecraft tracking implications on operations and design of small satellites 2017-Q2 see emits
Remote Sensing for Marine Litter 2017-Q2 see emits
Radio climatology models of the ionosphere: status and way forward 2017-Q2 see emits
Quantum Metrology for Space-Based Tests of Gravitational Physics 2017-Q3 see emits
Powering rovers by High Intensity Laser Induction on Planets (PHILIP) 2017-Q3 see emits
Potential of spaceborne GNSS-R for land applications 2017-Q2 see emits
Novel Battery-less Low Temperature System Concepts 2017-Q2 see emits
Next advances in the synergistic use of high-resolution numerical atmosphere models with spaceborne systems 2017-Q3 see emits
New Reliability Prediction Methodology aimed at Space Applications 2017-Q2 see emits
New Microwave Sampling Concepts for Future TT&C Architectures 2017-Q2 see emits
Magnetic Field Perturbations by Thermo-Electric Effects 2017-Q3 see emits
Lunar spectral irradiance measurement and modelling for absolute calibration of EO optical sensors 2017-Q3 see emits
Innovative security concepts, mechanisms and architectures for future space missions 2017-Q2 see emits
GreenSat 2017-Q2 see emits
Design of space hardware using a CDF like methodology 2017-Q4 see emits
Delay Tolerant Network for flexible communication with EO satellites 2017-Q3 see emits
Conceiving a lunar base using 3D printing technologies. 2017-Q3 see emits
Augmented and Virtual Reality Techniques To Enhance the Execution of Operational Procedures by Astronauts and Spacecraft Operators 2017-Q3 see emits
Advanced Automation Concept for Complex Constellation Management 2017-Q4 see emits
Active Optics in deployable systems for future EO and Science missions 2017-Q4 see emits