Authors (tentative): Iosif S. Paraskevas, Georgios Rekleitis, Kostas Nanos, Olga Christidou, Sabrina Andiappane, Evangelos Papadopoulos


A safe and secure space environment is a requirement for all current and future space activities. To contribute to space sustainability, some Agencies and Governments have established or adopted policies to mitigate space debris creation. As a consequence, a new generation of services, namely the On-Orbit Services (OOS), have been envisioned, which indicatively include the replacement of malfunctioned components (using Orbital Replacements Units ORUs), refueling of fuel-depleted satellites, and Active Debris Removal (ADR). To this end, the Control Systems Lab (CSL) in coordination with Thales Alenia Space in France (TASF) implements three key projects.


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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