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    22 proposals submitted for SPACE-13-TEC-2019

    14.03.2019 | The SPACE-13-TEC-2019 Call of the SRC on Electric Propulsion has been closed on the 12 March 2019. The EC has already published the number of proposals submitted for the 2019 Space Call and its different topics closing on this very same date, including SPACFE-13-TEC-2019, in the Participants Portal. For SPACE-13-TEC-2019 (Disruptive Technologies), with an indicative ... Read more »
  • EPIC Workshop 2019 in ESTEC

    06.03.2019 | The EPIC PSA is pleased to announce that the EPIC workshop 2019 on the Space Electric Propulsion SRC H2020 activities will be held in ESTEC during 21-23 October 2019, organized by ESA and the EPIC PSA. EPIC WORKSHOP Leaflet_ESTEC2019 DATE The EPIC Workshop 2019 will be held on 21-23 October 2019 in ESTEC, The Netherlands at ... Read more »
  • OneWeb launches pathfinder satellites

    05.03.2019 | The first six satellites for OneWeb’s mega-constellation have launched. The spacecraft are the pathfinders in a network the London-based start-up is building to take high-speed broadband internet to every corner of the globe. Other companies have similar plans, but OneWeb believes it has first-mover advantage with an operational system. The platforms’ most important task is ... Read more »
  • SPACE-13-TEC-2019 Deadline: 12 March 2019!

    05.03.2019 | SPACE-13-TEC-2019 Deadline is approaching for the Electric Propulsion Disruptive Call (2019) This is a reminder for potential applicants for the SPACE-13-TEC-2019 topic. The deadline for proposal submission to the H2020 Space 2019 call is 12th of March 2019. Don´t leave all for the last minute, and try to finalize your proposal well in advance to have the possibility to ... Read more »
  • IEPC 2019 in Vienna, Austria.

    05.03.2019 | The IEPC is the premier international forum for spacecraft primes, hardware developers, government researchers, academic scholars, and students in the field of electric propulsion. The IEPC takes place every two years and is attended by more than 500 participants representing more than 25 countries. The programme contains more than 350 technical presentations that span from ... Read more »

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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.

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)
  • Service Public Federal de Programmation Politique Scientifique (BELSPO)
  • UK Space Agency (UKSA)