• Strategic Research Cluster activities present in the Space Propulsion Conference 2018

    20.03.2018 | The Space Propulsion Conference 2018 (SP 2018) will be held during 14-18 May 2018 in Seville (Spain), and the EPIC PSA and most of the actors involved in the ongoing EP SRC Operational Grants will be present presenting papers with their latest developments. The Space Propulsion Conference is organized by the 3AF in close collaboration ... Read more »
  • EPIC WORKSHOP 2018 in London

    03.03.2018 | The EPIC PSA is pleased to announce that the EPIC workshop 2018 on the Space Electric Propulsion SRC H2020 activities will be held in London during 15-17 October 2017, organized by the UK Space Agency and the EPIC PSA. The online registration will be open in due time on the EPIC webpage at the following ... Read more »
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    EPIC Lecture Series 2017 presentations and videos available!

    21.11.2017 | The EPIC PSA is pleased to make public the presentations of the EPIC Lecture Series 2017 on Space Electric Propulsion and the videos (EPIC YouTube Cannel) recording the Lectures The EPIC Lecture Series 2017 was organized by the EPIC PSA and the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), and held on 26 October 2017 in ... Read more »
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    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 »
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    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 »

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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)