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. This phase is the third and last one of the SRC in the frame of H2020 projects, building on the two previous ones that have allowed to increase the Technology Readiness Level of several key building blocks. The first phase involved six projects related to the development of technologies dedicated to robotics and in-orbit operations.
The third phase of the SRC is now to prepare the in-orbit demonstration of such new types of missions (up to preliminary design). EROSS+ obviously follows up on the EROSS activity and aims to develop a European solution for On-Orbit Servicing. These space vehicles will be able to carry out a wide range of operations in orbit, including controlled re-entry of space debris, robotic manipulation, the extension of a satellite's operational life, in-orbit re-fuelling, inspection, and many more. The project will start in February and will last 24 months. The goal consists in designing a demonstrator while progressing in parallel on the maturity of the key building blocks.
The demonstration mission concept includes the complete orbital rendezvous phase of a Servicer satellite with a collaborative Client satellite prepared for On-Orbit Servicing that shall be followed by the capture and then servicing operations. The whole idea is to validate the capability of carrying out on-orbit operations of this type for future missions. On-Orbit servicing space vehicles represent a real paradigm shift in space: upcoming systems will no longer be “abandoned to their fate” once in orbit, but can evolve over their lifetime. An in-orbit demonstration is expected by 2026.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004346.

What's new?

Progress report #2

Progress report meeting took place on July 30th 2021. The Consortium is getting ready for upcoming Mission Consolidation Review in September. It also is the Progress Report due at Month 6 of the project to give the project status to the EC and the PERASPERA Consortium.

MDR

Mission Definition Review took place on May 31st 2021. During the meeting the Consortium discussed Preliminary Dissemination Plan, Preliminary Risk Management, Preliminary Programmatic Plan, Market Analysis Report and many, many more.

Progress report #1

Progress report meeting took place on April 12th 2021. The Consortium is on working all on project’s issues, which will be discussed during upcoming MDR in the last day of May.

Kick-off of the project

The project’s Kick-Off Meeting took place on February 1st 2021. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the team had to meet remotely. Still, the atmosphere was full of excitement and joy for the upcoming project!

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.101004346.