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The MASCOT (Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout) lander onboard JAXA's Hayabusa 2 sample return mission to C-type Near Earth asteroid Ryugu is a lightweight (~ 10 kg) and compact (0.3 x 0.3 x 0.2 m 3 ) landing platform with the capability to carry various in-situ experiments with...
Contractor: DLR - German Aerospace Center / Contract Number: 4000113720 / Start Year: 2015
The activities carried out in the phase 0 deal with the mission concept and, in particular, with the interplanetary analysis and contributions to the mission requirements. The activities can be summarized as follows:  study of the state of the art of Mars...
Contractor: ALI / Contract Number: 4000115306 / Start Year: 2015
The depletion of stratospheric ozone due to anthropogenic emissions of long-lived substances containing chlorine and other halogens was first identified as a matter of international concern in the mid-1970s and has received increasing attention since the mid-1980s after the...
Contractor: BELG INST SPACE AERONOMY / Contract Number: 4000112694 / Start Year: 2014
The space debris environment poses an ever-increasing risk to spacecraft particularly in low Earth orbits (LEO). Due to limitations of existing vulnerability models, increasing the overall survivability of a spacecraft by enhancing the protection of sensitive parts was not...
Contractor: FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT / Contract Number: 4000108581 / Start Year: 2013
GNSSBICS is a feasibility study carried out in the frame of the ESA's General Studies Programme (GSP) by DEIMOS-Space, Deimos-Engenharia and ESA. This activity investigated what G/S infrastructure would be necessary to develop a System, named as...
Contractor: Deimos / Contract Number: 4000105076 / Start Year: 2012
The SIROCCO study was performed under ESA guidance by a consortium led by NOVELTIS and including four partners: ULB (Belgium), IASB-BIRA (Belgium), SRON (Netherlands) and IAPS (Italy). The goal of the study was to review in a multidisciplinary context (Earth Observation...
Contractor: NOVELTIS / Contract Number: 4000107088 / Start Year: 2012
The NEMS – Near- Earth Exploration Minimum System internal ESA study, conducted at ESA's Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) between March and April 2011 aimed at investigating and reporting on the main trade-offs, system drivers and critical risk areas associated with even...
Contractor: ONERA / Contract Number: 4000106893 / Start Year: 2012
Gaps in existing radiation environment and effects standards adversely affect human spaceflight developments. The most important drivers in the domain of interplanetary and planetary radiation environments were investigated, identifying appropriate data sources and...
Contractor: DH CONSULTANCY / Contract Number: 4000106133 / Start Year: 2012
The Crowd4Sat project explored a range of crowdsourcing methodologies and technologies, from opportunistic sourcing ­ the ability to extract relevant data from unrelated activities ­ to participatory sourcing, where citizens and authorities explicitly participate in the...
Contractor: THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD / Contract Number: 4000113232 / Start Year: 2015
Scope of the MImOSA2 (Monitoring Ionosphere Over South America to support high precision applications) study was to support high-precision GNSS based applications in South America, analysing, through an original method, GNSS data acquired by a dense network of 50 Hz receivers...
Contractor: Inst. Geografico Nacional / Contract Number: 4000112418 / Start Year: 2015
This study aimed at developing the numerical framework to investigate whether the remote generation of laser filaments from orbital altitude was theoretically feasible and in this case to gain insights on the required initial laser parameters to remotely generate a...
Contractor: Univ of Pavia / Contract Number: 4000111104 / Start Year: 2014
The main objective of the Aptitude and Performance Testing (APT) project was to develop an effective and efficient aptitude test battery for manual docking and robotics skills. An aptitude test battery with a high predictive value for future ATP skills that requires little...
Contractor: NLR / Contract Number: 4000113553 / Start Year: 2015
The objective of the IONAF project is to characterize the ionospheric electron density distribution and its variability in the area of the Equatorial Ionospheric Anomaly (EIA) over the African region, using GNSS derived Total electron content (TEC) and other available...
Contractor: ICTP / Contract Number: 4000112417 / Start Year: 2014
The ERICA team set up an ad-hoc measurement campaign (March-October 2015) carried on with contribution of local experts in Indonesia and Vietnam, who conducted the data collection with ground-based instruments deployed in the footprints of EIA and EIT. The set of instruments...
Contractor: ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA / Contract Number: 4000112416 / Start Year: 2014
The project summarized here was conceived to support the definition of applications, products and user requirements, as well as the hardware design and ground processing design of a companion satellite mission which will carry aboard a "passive" radar working in tandem...
Contractor: UNIV ROMA LA SAPIENZA / Contract Number: 4000111864 / Start Year: 2014
The objective of this study was to identify and implement solutions to the short comings of atmospheric correction schemes for geostationary satellites for ocean applications and consolidate the related Geo-Oculus requirements. As stated in the Statement of Work (SOW), the...
Contractor: HYGEOS / Contract Number: 4000107111 / Start Year: 2012
In view of lunar exploration, which is foreseen to be one of the next steps in human space exploration, Lunar Analogues are and will continue to be powerful tools to support the development, demonstration and validation of new technologies and operational concepts. ...
Contractor: SPACE APPLICATIONS SERV. S.A./N.V. / Contract Number: 4000111890 / Start Year: 2014
The latest advances in the Additive Manufacturing technologies development lead to expand the application field. It is particularly well adapted to satellite which combine complex parts and small series production. Such technique provides additional freedom for design and...
Contractor: THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE / Contract Number: 4000113041 / Start Year: 2014
The study relied on various state-of-the-art numerical tools (RT model, assimilation OSSE and NWP forecast systems) to explore the possible impact of a Geosounder mission on the retrieval of humidity and forecast. The study showcases that some specifications are valid for such...
Contractor: CNRS (LSH) / Contract Number: 4000113023 / Start Year: 2014
The objective of the on hand study are, to assess the potential of using Star Trackers in ESA missions currently in operation, or planned in the future, to work as a "payload of opportunity" that can be used to carry out observations with scientific or engineering interest. In particular the...
Contractor: TERMA A/S / Contract Number: 4000105591 / Start Year: 2012
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