• EPIC participation at IEPC 2022

    17.06.2022 | EPIC will be presenting a poster next Monday, June 20 at IEPC 2022 poster session at the Museum of Science in Boston (US).
  • Workshop’s Conclusions

    25.05.2022 | Now are available the workshop’s conclusions: 1. The current events in Ucrania have let clear that Europe has to be independent in technology. As the primes used to buy Hall Effect thrusters in Fakel for GEO telecommunication spacecraft and Constellations, now is the perfect moment to support the European industry to take this place as ... Read more »
  • EPIC – WORKSHOP 2022

    16.11.2021 | GERMANY, COLOGNE The EPIC consortium is pleased to announce that the EPIC Workshop 2022 on SRC H2020 “Space Electric Propulsion” activities will be held at the German Aerospace Center in Cologne. Following the workshop, a Lecture Series with relevant presentations in the field of space electric propulsion is planned. Furthermore, there will be the opportunity ... 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.

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)
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