The European Space Technology Harmonisation has been developed to achieve better-coordinated research and development (R&D) activities among all actors of the European space sector, establishing a strong technology base as a means of underpinning the worldwide competitiveness of European Industry and to ensuing the success of future space missions.
It involves building an overview of the current European R&D situation and needs, establishing coordinated European Space Technology Roadmaps and preparing a European Space Technology Master Plan, through a process of consultation, coordination, harmonisation and agreement between ESA, its Member States, European Institutions and industry.
The European Space Technology Harmonisation Process
Harmonisation is a voluntary process, based on transparency and exchange of information. The continuous support from all participants, including delegations, industry, universities and research institutes, is key to the success of this European initiative.
The main objectives of the European Space Technology Harmonisation are to:
- Fill strategic gaps and minimise unnecessary duplications
- Consolidate European strategic capabilities
- Achieve a coordinated and committed European space technology policy and planning
- Contribute to continuity and coherence between technology and industrial policies.
The European Space Technology Master Plan (ESTMP)
Updated annually by ESA together with key stakeholders and distributed widely, the ESTMP constitutes a comprehensive overview of technology R&D across Europe, including European harmonised roadmaps. It sets out a European vision of technology for the coming years to support decisions of European stakeholders on space technology development.
A printed copy can be requested by sending an email to email@example.com
The e-ESTMP can also be found on the Harmonisation Document Management System (HDMS): https://harmostrat.esa.int
HDMS login details (username/password) can be requested by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (providing business affiliation and position in the company).
Last update: 13 June 2017