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TOPIC : Passive means to reduce the impact of Space Debris

Topic identifier: PROTEC-1-2015
Publication date: 11 December 2013

Types of action: RIA Research and Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
04 November 2014
Deadline: 08 April 2015 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020
Topic Description
Scope:

Specific Challenge: Reducing the impact of collisions between active satellites and orbital debris is a challenge that needs to be addressed at multiple levels. In addition to SST which addresses surveyance and tracking to prevent collision other aspects must be considered: 

  1. Prevention, avoid adding new debris to the already large debris population.
  2. Mitigation, specifically de-orbiting solutions for satellites and launcher upper stages at the end of their operational life.
  3. Protection, i.e. shielding satellites from impact of small debris.

Scope: To develop and test concepts and technologies needed for safe de-orbiting and disposal of space objects, including up to in-orbit demonstration as an option. Planned end-of-life de-orbiting or safe disposal of new satellites and launch vehicle’s upper stages as well as non-technical issues including legal issues should be considered.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 3 and 4 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected impact: Innovative and cost effective solutions, allowing scalable system-design, for post-mission disposal of satellites and launcher upper stages which are in line with or exceed international and European guidelines and legal requirements.

Type of action:  Research and innovation actions

 

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme with the following exception: the European Space Agency will not participate in corsortia of proposals submitted under this call for proposals.
     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme. 

    3.2 Guide to the submission and evaluation process

     
  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
     
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
    Maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.
     
  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Research and Innovation Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template (administrative forms and structure of technical annex)
    Standard evaluation form
    Annotated Model Grant Agreement
     
  7. Additional provisions:
    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Classified information
     
  8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.

 

Additional documents

  • Flash info
  • Guidance on the evaluation of innovation, social sciences and humanities and other aspects of H2020 proposals en
  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • WP H2020 - 1. Introduction en
  • WP H2020 - 5. Introduction to Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs) en
  • WP H2020 - 5iii. Space en
  • WP H2020 - 19. General Annexes en
  • Flash call info en
  • Slides presentation H2020-SPACE-2015 Calls en
  • History of the updates_LEIT-Space en

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