• WP first page picture

    Horizon 2020 Space Work Plan 2018-2020 published by the European Union

    20.11.2017 | The Electric Propulsion SRC Disruptive Call (2019) and Incremental Call (2020) included in the new Horizon 2020 Space Work Plan The European Commission has published the final version of the Horizon 2020 Space Work Programme 2018-2020. It includes two topics related to the Electric Propulsion SRC: SPACE-13-TEC-2019: SRC – In Space electrical propulsion and station keeping (RIA) SPACE-28-TEC-2020: ... Read more »
  • picture

    EPIC Workshop 2017 presentations available!

    19.11.2017 | The EPIC PSA is pleased to make public the presentations of the EPIC Workshop 2017 The presentations of the Space Electric Propulsion EPIC Workshop 2017 can be downloaded from the EPIC web The main objective of the EPIC Workshops is to present the Horizon 2020 Electric Propulsion SRC activities to the electric propulsion community and stakeholders ... Read more »
  • Electric Propulsion Strategic Research Cluster activities present in the IEPC 2017

    18.11.2017 | International Electric Propulsion Conference 2017 (IEPC 2017) The EPIC PSA and most of the on-going EP SRC Operational Grants were present and presented papers on Space Electric Propulsion with their latest developments in the IEPC 2017. The 35th International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC) was organized during 8-12 October 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). The 2017 ... Read more »
  • Prof. Dr. Horst Löb – Pioneer of European Space Electric Propulsion, inventor of the RIT

    08.11.2017 | Colloquium for commemorating Horst Löb’s achievements in the field of Space Electric Propulsion Horst Löb died on 18th October 2016 at the age of 84. He was a true pioneer of electric propulsion, in particular, of RIT technology and his passing is a great loss for the scientific community. He spent almost all his scientific ... Read more »
  • Leaflet

    EPIC LECTURE SERIES 2017 FINAL PROGRAMME

    09.10.2017 | The EPIC PSA is pleased to make public the EPIC Lecture Series 2017 Final Programme on space electric propulsion with full details on the invited speakers and the presentation titles to be performed in Madrid at CDTI premises during 26 October 2017.You can download the pdf of the Lecture Series 2017 for more details: Final Programme EPIC ... Read more »

Welcome EPIC Electric Propulsion website

EPIC: “Electric Propulsion Innovation & Competitiveness”

The “Electric Propulsion Innovation & Competitiveness” (EPIC) is the PSA project for the Electric Propulsion Strategic Research Cluster (SRC)

The European Commission funded, as part of the Horizon 2020 Space Work Programme 2014, a Programme Support Activity (PSA) for the implementation of the Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) on “In-Space electrical propulsion and station keeping”.

Electric propulsion is identified by European actors as a strategic technology for improving the European competitiveness in different space areas such as in-space operations and transportation. The European Commission has set up the “In space Electrical Propulsion and Station Keeping” Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) in Horizon 2020 programme. The goal of the SRC is to enable major advances in Electric Propulsion for in-space operations and transportation, in order to contribute to guarantee the leadership of European capabilities in electric propulsion at world level within the 2020-2030 timeframe, always in coherence with the existing and planned developments at national, commercial and ESA level.

The SRC set-up was initiated in the Horizon 2020 Space Work Programme 2014 (COMPET-3-2014) with the funding of the EPIC PSA. The EPIC PSA has the mandate to: mainly, design the SRC, monitor its evolution and support the Commission on its implementation, including with its dissemination, outreach and education aspects.

EPIC FACTSHEET
Project Title: Electric Propulsion Innovation & Competitiveness
Grant Number: 640199
Subprogramme: COMPET-03-2014 – In-Space electrical propulsion and station keeping
Call for Proposal: H2020-COMPET-2014 – Competitiveness of the European Space Sector: Technology and Science
Funding Scheme: Coordination and Support Action (CSA)
Duration: 5 years
Start Date: 1 October 2014
Coordinated by: European Space Agency (ESA)
Project Partners:
  • Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)
  • Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI)
  • Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
  • Eurospace (EUROSPACE)
  • SME4Space VZW (SME4SPACE)
  • Service Public Federal de Programmation Politique Scientifique (BELSPO)
  • UK Space Agency (UKSA)
EPIC_logo_banner_new-order