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Space science and exploration technologies - TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL4-2022-SPACE-01-82
ID 27 2021-11-02 / 2022-02-16
Projects are expected to contribute to the following outcomes: Enable breakthroughs in technologies and scientific instrumentation for space science and exploration missions including those described in the Global Exploration Roadmap from the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG).
Validation of novel space/planetary robotic technologies and instrumentation through analogue tests. Increased collaboration of scientific, engineering and industrial teams both within and outside Europe across different domains.
To strengthen European scientific excellence and support the development of leading edge scientific and technologic research in Europe Scope:
The development of innovative instrumentation (payload) and technologies enabling space science and exploration missions requires timely technology development associated with future space science and exploration missions, including robotic exploration technologies, early stage scientific instrumentation and component technologies for space resources utilisation and space observatories.
The development of new and innovative approaches, such as instruments for Cubesats and other small space platforms, including planetary entry probe, or the use of Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components is encouraged as long as it contributes to the implementation of space science and exploration missions with significant scientific outputs.
Advances are expected in support to on-site activities such as innovative measurement techniques, increased sensitivity, increased robustness, faster and more accurate data processing or in-situ sample and data analysis.
The proposed activities should target primarily European and European-led space science and exploration missions or international missions where the participation of European partners provides demonstrated added value in technological development and scientific output.
In this topic the integration of the gender dimension (sex and gender analysis) in research and innovation content is not a mandatory requirement.