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Commission awards €1.47 bn in contracts to launch the 2nd Generation of Galileo Satellites

01.02.2021 | Today the Commission awarded two contracts for 12 Satellites (6 satellites each) for a total of EUR €1.47 billion, to ThalesAleniaSpace (Italy) and Airbus Defence & Space (Germany) following an open competition. Today the Commission awarded two contracts for 12 Satellites (6 satellites each) for a total of €1.47 billion, to ThalesAleniaSpace (Italy) and Airbus ... Read more »

THRUSTME SUCCESSFULLY TESTS THE FIRST IODINE ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEM IN SPACE

01.02.2021 | Paris, January 18th, 2020 – The space industry seeks new solutions to ensure economic andenvironmental space sustainability with the rise of satellite mega-constellations. A solution lies inthe use of in-orbit propulsion, but traditional systems are not fit for the New Space paradigm. Today,ThrustMe announces that they have successfully tested the first iodine-fuelled electric propulsionsystem in ... Read more »

Exotrail demonstrates miniature Hall-effect thruster in orbit

14.01.2021 | French Prime Minister Jean Castex, Frédérique Vidal, French research and innovation minister, and Bruno le Maire, French economy and finance minister, are shown holding the ExoMG Hall-effect thruster during their visit to Exotrail on Jan. 8. Source: Exotrail & SpaceNews. French startup Exotrail announced Jan. 12 that its miniature Hall-effect thruster ignited in orbit, and ... Read more »

EPIC Workshop 2022

03.07.2020 | EPIC Workshop 2022 in Cologne The EPIC PSA is pleased to announce that the EPIC Workshop 2022 on the activities of the Space Electric Propulsion SRC H2020 will be held at the German Aerospace Centre in Cologne. The workshop is organized by DLR and EPIC PSA EPIC WORKSHOP Flyer2022 DATE The EPIC Workshop 2022 will ... Read more »

SPACE-28-TEC-2020 Call close

14.03.2019 | The SPACE-28-TEC-2020 Call of the SRC on Electric Propulsion has been closed on the 5 March 2020. The big number of proposals submitted for the 2020 Space Call and its different topics closing on this very same date, including SPACE-28-TEC-2020, in the Participants Portal, shows the interest of the community in these topics. The  SPACE-28-TEC-2020 (Incremental ... 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 »

Download the presentations from the 2018 EPIC Lecture Series Now

05.03.2019 | Download the presentations from the 2018 EPIC Lecture Series Now. Some of the slideshows and presentations from this year’s EPIC Lecture Series, which took place in Queen Mary University of London (UK) during 18-19 October 2018, can now be downloaded from the EPIC website. For a full listing of available presentations click here.

Download the presentations from the 2018 EPIC Workshop Now

29.10.2018 | Download the presentations from the 2018 EPIC Workshop Now. Some of the slideshows and presentations from this year’s EPIC workshop, which took place in London earlier in October, can now be downloaded from the EPIC website. For a full listing of available presentations click here.

Electric Propulsion SRC 2019 Call is open and its guidelines document available!

29.10.2018 | SPACE-13-TEC-2019 Electric Propulsion Disruptive Call (2019) is open! The Horizon 2020 Space Work Programme 2018-2020 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: SRC – In Space electrical propulsion and station keeping (IA). (Details to be published by mid-2019) You can download the ... Read more »

Strategic Research Cluster activities present in the International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2018)

05.10.2018 | The International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2018) was held during 1-5 October 2018 in Bremen (Germany), and EPIC and the SRC activities were present with a paper with their latest developments. The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is organized by the IAF, and is recognized to be the most important international forum for space of the year. For more details on the IAC ... Read more »