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The Discovery and Preparation Programme supports a variety of interdisciplinary studies that explore different topics useful for the future of ESA.
For more information on the studies, click on one of the links below.

                       
Title (click for more information)Start DateNominal Duration (months)Prime Contractor
Biomimicry for space debris mitigationApr-202018.0Fraunhofer
Cyber Defence for Space Project - Phase 2 Mar-20206.0Rhea System
PNT Traffic LightMar-202018.0Nottingham Scientific Ltd
Preliminary design of on-orbit manufacturing of large antenna reflectorsApr-20209.0Airbus
Space-based Radar for the Detection of mm-sized ObjectsFeb-20209.0Airbus
M5 -THESEUS Phase A system studyJul-201924.0Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
M5 -THESEUS Phase A system studyJul-201924.0TAS-IT
M5 - EnVision Phase A system studyJul-201924.0Thales Alenia Space
M5 - EnVision Phase A system studyAug-201924.0Airbus Defence and Space
M5 - SPICA Phase A system studyJul-201924.0Airbus Defence and Space
M5 - SPICA Phase A system studyJul-201924.0OHB SYSTEM AG
EE10 PHASE 0/A SYSTEM STUDIES OF STEREOID/HARMONYAug-201914.0TAS-IT
EE10 PHASE 0/A SYSTEM STUDIES OF DAEDALUSJul-201914.0 Airbus Defence and Space SAS
EE10 PHASE 0/A SYSTEM STUDIES OF DAEDALUSJul-201914.0TAS-FR
Fast development of kinetic impactor for short-warning asteroid deflectionSep-20199.0
EE10 PHASE 0/A SYSTEM STUDIES OF STEREOID/HARMONYOct-201914.0AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE LIMITED
EE10 PHASE 0/A SYSTEM STUDIES OF G-CLASS H2OOct-201914.0Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
EE10 PHASE 0/A SYSTEM STUDIES OF G-CLASS H2OOct-201914.0OHB SYSTEM AG
Space Debris Deflection by Space-Based LaserDec-201912.0
Design for Recycling - Mission architectures to manufacture, refurbish and recycle satellites on-orbitDec-201912.0
Preliminary design of on-orbit servicing station for satellite manufacture, refurbish and recycleDec-20199.0
On-orbit Manufactured Spacecraft - system design impacts of on-orbit manufacture and assemblyDec-20199.0
Investigating spectroscopy and forward model improvements for atmospheric retrieval of methane in the thermal infraredOct-201818.0

               
Title (click for more information)Planned StartMore Information
Forecasting Space Weather Impacts on Navigation Systems in the Arctic (Greenland area)2020-Q2see emits
Biomimicry for space debris mitigation2020-Q2see emits

           
Title (click for more information)Expected ITT release

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