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 »

EPIC Workshop 2017 presentations available!

picture 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 »

Electric Propulsion Strategic Research Cluster activities present in the IEPC 2017

18.11.2017 | International Electric Propulsion Conference 2017 (IEPC 2017) The EPIC PSA and most of the on-going EP SRC Operational Grants were present and presented papers on Space Electric Propulsion with their latest developments in the IEPC 2017. The 35th International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC) was organized during 8-12 October 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). The 2017 ... Read more »

RIT 2X European space electric propulsion thrusters for Boeing

25.09.2017 | RIT 2X European space electric propulsion thrusters are selected for production order from Boeing for their new generation of electric propulsion satellites. Boeing and ArianeGroup are jointly developing next generation of electric propulsion for satellites. GIE Radio Frequency Ion Thruster (RIT) technology will help to increase payload mass and reduce time to orbit for Boeing ... Read more »

European electric prolusion thrusters have been selected by Boeing for their commercial satellites

14.07.2017 | Safran Aircraft Engines and its PPS®5000 electric propulsion Hall Effect Thrusters (HET) have been selected by the satellite manufacturer Boeing to provide an electric propulsion subsystem to support orbit-raising on a commercial satellite program. The first HET thrusters along with their PPU will be delivered in 2018 for a satellite launch planned in 2019. This ... Read more »

EUTELSAT 172B, the first European all electric propulsion telecom satellite is on his way to GEO

Picture showing satellite deployment 16.06.2017 | The EUTELSAT 172B satellite of Eutelsat Communications was successfully launched into space on 2nd of June by an Ariane 5 from Kourou. This is a great milestone for Europe and its space Electric Propulsion community. EUTELSAT 172B is the first European all-electric Telecom satellite. After the launch, EUTELSAT 172B satellite has entered a new phase ... Read more »

COMPET-3-2016 Proposals selected !

01.09.2016 | The evaluation process of the Electric Propulsion Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) call H2020 COMPET-3-2016 finalized by end of June and REA sent a notification to each proposal coordinator with the result of the evaluation and the evaluation form by beginning of July. The list of proposals selected is still preliminary pending on minor evolution and ... Read more »

SRC DAY 7th July 2016

11.08.2016 | REA and the EC organized on 7th July a dedicated Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) day in Brussels. All partners of the selected proposals for funding under the COMPET-3-2016 and COMPET-4-2016 calls, were invited by REA, together with EPIC and PERASPERA SRC Program Support Activities (PSAs) for a working day meeting to kick off the Grant Agreement ... Read more »

All Electric Propulsion Satellite ELECTRA contract signature

artistic image 05.04.2016 | ELECTRA contract signature took place on 11 March 2016 at SES premises in Luxembourg with the presence of representatives of SES Astra, OHB Systems, ESA and some ESA Member States. ESA’s partnership with satellite operator SES will bring a new generation of small European telecommunications satellites that are propelled by electric thrusters, with a first ... Read more »