What’s EROSS:

EROSS (European Robotic Orbital Support Services) objective is to demonstrate the European solutions for the Servicers and the Serviced LEO/GEO satellites, enabling a large range of efficient and safe orbital support services. The project will assess and demonstrate the capability of the on-orbit servicing spacecraft (chaser) to perform rendezvous, capturing, grasping, berthing and manipulating of a collaborative client satellite provisioned for servicing operations including refuelling and payload transfer/replacement. EROSS embeds key European Technologies by leveraging on actuators, sensors, software frameworks and algorithms developed in previous European Projects. EROSS boosts the maturity of these key building blocks and increases their functionalities and performance in a coherent work programme targeting fast and practical deployment of the developed solutions in space. The consortium went into great details in the EROSS concept and the technical operational plan to manage perfectly the risks and complexity of development of such a large system. EROSS goes beyond SPACE-12- TEC-2018 expectation, enabling extended markets by proposing additional features to cover more complex space robotics operations like orbital servicing of non-collaborative and non-equipped satellites

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Final Review of the project

The Final Review is over! Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we had to meet remotely again, but we can honestly say that it was a succesful meeting. We are thankful for everyone's engagement and hard work during the whole project.

 

EROSS FR Mosaic Attendees

Building blocks in EROSS project

Building blocks EROSS leaflet 2

Building blocks EROSS leaflet 1

 

Tests and demonstration in GMV

On Wednesday, 21st of April, right before 8 PM, after many days of working on the EROSS demonstrator, we finally integrated all the previous OG from 1 to 6 within a complete closed-loop on the GNC of the Servicer Platform. We now have tested the closed-loop over the nominal and contingency scenarios presented at the CDR! This is what we call an achievement!

movie: here

TRR

Recently we have reached TRR milestone and we are ready for testing! Please find below the illustration of the Platform-Art robotic test bench at GMV:

PlatformArt Testbench RoboticSetup

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The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation  Programme under Grant Agreement No 821904