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    Peraspera Cross-Sector Space Robotics Survey

    05.04.2016 | The next survey has been designed by the PERASPERA PSA to attempt to identify where the technologies being developed by the Space Robotics Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) could be exploited commercially in terrestrial, non-space sectors. Conversely, it also aims to identify where State-Of-The-Art technologies originating in other sectors could accelerate the developments being made by ... Read more »

    COMPET-4-2016 Video Briefing for Applicants and Evaluators

    09.02.2016 | This video has been created by PERASPERA PSA  as a briefing for the evaluators and applicants. The objetive of this video is to clarify the Guidelines document of the COMPET-4-2016 and identify the key aspects of the six Operational Grants of the COMPET-4-2016- Space Robotics Technologies. Also a commented PDF version of the video have been created: ... Read more »
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    Where to find the Horizon 2020 call documents for Space Robotic Technologies?

    11.01.2016 | The European Commission has published the final version of the 2016/2017 Space Work Programme on their Space homepage and in the Particpant Portal. It includes the topic related with Space Robotic Technologies COMPET-4-2016. You can download the full Work Programme here:    http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/space Please take note that it is very important to follow the oficial guidance ... Read more »
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    Space Robotics Technologies-SRC shown at the Brussels Infoday

    04.12.2015 | On 10th November 2015 PERASPERA presented at the official Horizon 2020 Space Infoday in Brussels. Gianfranco Visentin (ESA; Coordinator of PERASPERA) explained the principal idea of “Strategic Research Clusters” and the role of the “Programme Support Activity” PERASPERA. He also gave important background information on the call “COMPET-4-2016 – SRC – Space Robotics Technologies” that is currently open. ... Read more »


EU Project PERASPERA: Plan European Roadmap and Activities for Space Exploitation of Robotics and Autonomy

The project “PER ASPERA (ad ASTRA)” (Latin meaning “Through hardships to the stars”) is funded by a grant by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 Programme.

The European Commission has funded, as part of the Horizon 2020 Space Work Programme 2014, a Programme Support Activity (PSA) for the implementation of a Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) on Space Robotics Technologies.

Space Robotics has been identified by European actors as a key technology for improving the competitiveness of the European space sector. The European Commission has set up the “Space Robotics Technologies” Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) in Horizon 2020, with the goal of enabling major advances in strategic key-points of Space Robotics Technologies, in order to improve the European competitiveness. The main objective of the SRC for Space Robotic Technologies is the creation, within the 2020-2030 timeframe, of the necessary tools to ensure and consolidate the maturity of the Space Robotic technologies for orbital maintenance missions and planetary exploration, and contribute to guarantee the leadership of European capabilities in Space Robotics at world level within the 2020-2030 timeframe. These activities will be developed in coherence with the existing and planned developments at national, commercial and ESA level.

European Space Agency (ESA) is the PERASPERA project Coordinator, and the Partners are: Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI), Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), UK Space Agency (UKSA).

PERASPERA is a PSA activity under the Horizon 2020 Space “COMPET-4-2014: Space Robotics Technologies“ Work Programme 2014 topic (Grant Agreement (GA) number: 640026).

 Project Title:  Space Robotics Technologies
Grant Number:  640026
Subprogramme:  COMPET-04-2014: Space Robotics Technologies
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)
  • UK Space Agency (UKSA)