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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
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
Design of space hardware using a CDF like methodologyNov-201812.0OHB
Active Optics in deployable systems for future EO and Science missionsAug-201812.0
Investigating spectroscopy and forward model improvements for atmospheric retrieval of methane in the thermal infraredOct-201818.0
Maritime Adaptive GNSS Safety concept (MAGS)May-201818.0DLR
Phase A for the FORUM mission (EE9) - study 1Jun-201814.0Airbus defence and Space
Phase A for the FORUM mission (EE9) - study 2May-201814.0Thales Alenia Space
SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF ESA’S TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMESFeb-201815.0Technopolis
PHASE A FOR THE SKIM MISSION (EE9) - study 1Jun-201814.0Airbus Defence Space SAU
PHASE A FOR THE SKIM MISSION (EE9) - study 2May-201814.0OHB Systems AG
LunarcommsNov-20189.0Airbus
LunarcommsDec-20189.0SSTL
New Reliability Prediction Methodology aimed at Space ApplicationsJun-201724.0MATRISK GMBH

           
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For completed studies, click here