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    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 »
  • EPIC WORKSHOP 2017 FINAL PROGRAMME

    04.10.2017 | The EPIC PSA is pleased to make public the EPIC Workshop 2017 Final Programme with full details on the invited speakers and the presentation titles to be performed in Madrid at CDTI premises during 24-25 October 2017.You can download the pdf of the Workshop 2017 for more details: Final Programme EPIC Workshop 2017. We look forward to ... Read more »
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    EPIC LECTURE SERIES 2017 REGISTRATION

    11.09.2017 | THE EPIC LECTURE SERIES 2017 REGISTRATION IS CLOSE! The EPIC Lecture Series 2017 registration was open until 7th October. Please find all necessary information in this link (EPIC web) http://epic-src.eu/lectureseries2017/.   We look forward to welcoming you in Madrid for what will undoubtedly be a great lecture series devoted to space electric propulsion education.
  • EPIC WORKSHOP 2017 REGISTRATION

    04.09.2017 | THE EPIC WORKSHOP 2017 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED ! The EPIC Workshop 2017 registration was open until 30th September. Please, find all necessary information in this link (EPIC web) http://epic-src.eu/workshop2017/. We look forward to welcoming you in Madrid for what will undoubtedly be a fruitful workshop!

Welcome to the EPIC website

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 Propulsion SRC.

Electric propulsion has been 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 with the goal of enabling 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 2014 H2020 Space Work Programme (COMPET-3-2014) with the funding of the EPIC PSA, which has the mandate to, mainly, design the SRC, monitor its evolution and support the Commission on its implementation.

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
  • SME4Space VZW
  • Service Public Federal de Programmation Politique Scientifique (BELSPO)
  • UK Space Agency (UKSA)
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