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The following is a list of studies/reviews carried out by the CDF.


Year Title Customer
2019 JOICE – Joint ESA/JAXA ISS Experiment to measure molecular contamination D&P
Blue Worlds – MiCRA Roadmap for Mediterranean Countries space requirements D&P
EPIG – European probe to Ice Giants Uranus and Neptune SCI/D&P
Ice Giants 2 – Orbiter and probe for Ice Giants mission SCI/D&P
F Mission – To intercept a dynamically new comet or interstellar object SCI/D&P
OMAR – MiCRA On-orbit manufacturing and recycling OPS/D&P
HyperTIR – Evaluation of Aerospacelab smallsat constellation D&P
NEOCam – Telescope to detect and characterise NEO threats D&P
ISREP – MiCRA Satellite reliability estimating guidelines OPS/D&P
SINPA – MiCRA Exploiting lunar regolith for sintering HRE/D&P
Comet Interceptor 2 – To intercept a dynamically new comet or interstellar object SCI/D&P
DIVE – MiCRA Design for demiseability tests and guidelines OPS/D&P
HYBE – Hibernation and torpor for deep space missions HRE
RHCAM – Lunar ascent element HRE
CLTV – MiCRA For cis-lunar transfer vehicle HRE
Return – Deorbit of Sentinel using modified Vega upper stage EOP
SAGA – Cryptography using quantum key distribution in space IPL
 2018  VEGA Standardisation - MiCRA Study  GSP
   M* Ice Giants - Assessment of Orbiter or Probe for Neptune or Uranus  SCI
   EnVision - M5 Assessment of Mission to Venus  SCI
   RGE - Rover Garage Element for Lunar ISRU Studies - MiCRA Study  HRE
   THESEUS - M5 Assessment of Transient High Energy Sky Surveyor  SCI
   SPICA - M5 Assessment of Cryogenic Infrared Telescope for ESA?JAXA Mission  SCI
   ATHENA SIM - Phase A and B1 Continuation of ATHENA  SCI
   MSR - Mars Sample Review - Reviews and Phase A/B1 work  HRE
   ISRU Technology Demonstrator - Design of Components for Lunar ISRU  HRE
   QPPF - Quantum Physic Study to Test Quantum Superposition Theory  SCI
   ISRU Pilot Plant - In-Site Resource Utilisation of Lunar Regolith for Oxygen Production  HRE
   LiteBIRD - Next Generation measurement of Polarisation of Cosmic Microwave Background  SCI
   Sunna Wedra Review - Review of Solar Flare Mission  DG/GSP
   Lunar Comms - Assessment of Lunar Communications and Navigation Constellation  TIA/GSP
   VMMO - SysNova Award Winner - Cubesat to map volatiles in permanently shadowed are of Lunar Pole  GSP
   LUMIO - SysNova Award Winner - 12U Cubesat to observe, quantify and characterize lunar meteoroid impacts  GSP
 2017  SVV - Space Servicing Vehicle (Space Tug Concept) - Clean Space Initiative  GSP
   SPP - Small Planetary Probes  - Mothercraft and Swarm of Nanosats to Investigate Small Planets and Asteroids  SCI/GSP
   ARCTIC - Investigate proposals for Space System Architectures Related to Arctic Activities  GSP
   LUCE - SysNova Competition Winner  GSP
   ISRU MMO - In-Situ Resource Utilisation  - Moon Mission of Opportunity  HRE
   LISA Payload - Payload Definition Study Pre Phase A  SCI/GSP
   GAIA NIR - Infra Red Full Sky Survey as Follow On Mission to GAIA  SCI/GSP
   e.Inspector - Clean Space Iniative to Image Envisat  in its Current Orbit  GSP
   LISA - Cosmic Vision L3 Mission - Laser Interferometer Space Antenna  SCI/GSP
   Design2Produce - Cross Cutting Iniative looking at New and Disruptive Technologies for Future Space Missions  GSTP
   MARGO - Standalone Interplanetary Cubesat Mission Assessment  GSP
   ATHENA FPM - ATHENA Focal Plane Module - Follow Up from ATHENA Study  SCI/GSP
 2016  ALASCC - Assessment of Airborne Launch of Spacecraft Constellation  LAU/GSP
   SHAME - Assessment of Space Hardware Advanced Manufacturing Engineering  TEC/GSP
   MSR Carrier - Mars Sample Return Carrier Mission  HRE/GSP
   EHEV - Assessment of European Human Exploration Vehicle  HRE
   COUPLED - SysNova Concept Study of CubeSat Opportunity Payload Internetworking Sensors (COPINS)  GSP
   AIM PRR - Combined Industrial Preliminary Requirements Review  GSP
   AIM iSRR - Combined Industrial Intermediate System Requirements Review  GSP
 2015 SpectroCube - NanoSat Astrobiology/Chemistry mission for HEO GSP
  Global-V - Instrument study for future Chinese Space Mission BELSPO
  CTH-B - Cis Lunar Transfer Habitat Bus HSO/GSP
  SMILE - Assessment of Payload Module for Joint ESA/CAS Mission SRE/GSP
  XIPE - Assessment of X-ray Telescope Mission as part of Cosmic Vision M-Class Selection SRE/GSP
  HAPI - SysNova Winner - Atmospheric Measurement of Nitrogen Dioxide using Nanosatellite Constellation GSP
  ORORO - SysNova Winner - Radio Occultation and Reflectometry with Nanosatellite Constellation GSP
  ARIEL - Assessment of Infrared Exoplanet Large Survey Mission as part of Cosmic Vision M-Class Selection SRE/GSP
  THOR - Mission to Explore Plasma Energisation in Space Turbulence as part of Cosmic Vision M-Class Selection SRE/GSP
  PRIDE - Assessment of Innovative Space Vehicles LAU
  HERACLES - Human/Robotic Lunar Partnership Mission (HRLPM2) HSO/GSP
  d.Deorbit - Joint ESA/DLR Assessment of In-Orbit Demonstrator TEC/GSP
  CLEP - Assessment of a Europa Moon Penetrator SRE/GSP
  CLEO - Assessment of a Jovian Moon Flyby Mission SRE/GSP
  Vega 3S - Launch Configuration for Small Satellites with Vega Launcher LAU/GSP
2014 MEX14 OCDT Demonstration and Development Study GSP
  HRLPM -  Human Robotic Lunar Partnership Mission HSO-KS/GSP 
  SAOCOM PRR - Preliminary Requirements Review EOP
  SULTAN - System of Systems Study ISR Capability Study GSP
  HEMS1 -  Explorations Scenarios HSO/GSP
  e.Deorbit PRR - Preliminary Requirements Review  GSP
  NGCryoTel - Assessment Study for Next Generation Cryogenic IR Telescope  SRE-PF/GSP 
  ATHENA - X-Ray Telescope Assessment Study  SRE-PF/GSP 
  AIM3P - Asteroid Impact Mission Payload Investigation  GSP 
  MarsFAST - Assessment of Rapid Rover for Mars  SRE-PF/GSP 
  MAPPER RDV - Assessment of Rendezvous Alternative for MAPPER  HSO-IL/GSP 
  AIM3 - Asteroid Investigation Mission to Characterise Binary Asteroid Didymos  GSP 
  PHOBOS SR - Assessment of Sample Return Mission to Phobos  SRE-PF/GSP 
  EC2ETS - European Contribution to Two Exploration Transportation Systems  HSO 
  AVUM ADR - Assessment of Active Debris Removal Using AVUM Upper Stage  GSP 
  MAPPER - Assessment of Lunar Polar Sample Return Mission  HSO-IL/GSP 
2013 SAOCOM CS Companion SAR in Formation with Argentian SAR EOP/GSP
  FMRD - Flown Mission ReDesign - CDF Calibration Study TEC/GSP
  D4D - Design for Demise ( MiCRA for Clean Space) CSI/GSP
  METOP - Assessment Study for METOP SG Deorbit Options EOP/GSP
  CoBRA - Contactless Earth-Bound Modification using Chemical Propulsion - Winner of ESA SySNova Competition GSP
  SPADES - Solid Propellant Autonomous Deorbit System CSI/GSP
2012 CHEOPS - Characterising Exoplanet Satellite (Cosmic Vision small class mission) SRE/GSP
  e.Deorbit - Assessment of feasability for controlled deorbit of Envisat Clean Space/GSP
  e.SAT - Electric Propulsion for Telecomm Satellites TIA
  AGILE 2 - Extended Advanced Galileo Injection Using Electric Propulsion NAV-EF
  MMSR A5 - Moons of Mars Sample Return Using Ariane 5 SRE-PA/GSP
  KuaFu - Space Weather, 2 small satellites SRE-FP/GSP
  OPS SAT - In-Orbit Demonstrator CubeSat HSO-OPS/GSP
  Envisat DA - Envisat Deorbit Analysis DG/GSP
  AIM - Asteroid Impact Mission PPG-PF/GSP
  ILS - Interplanetary Life Support MiCRA DG-PF/GSP
  ADI - Asteroid Deflection by Ions Siroco MiCRA DG-PF/GSP
  DDI - Ion Beam Shepherd MiCRA DG-PF/GSP
  Exploration Scenarios Final Roadmap Review HSF-EA/GSP
2011 IXV EVO - Assessment of Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle Evolution LAU-SNX
  MMSR - Moons of Mars Sample Return SRE-PA/GSP
  MNSM - Mars Network Science Mission SRE-PA/GSP
  Marco Polo R - Sample Return from NEA SRE-PA/GSP
  ICPA Phase 2 - ISR Capability Pack Assessment Study ESA/EDA/GSP
  LOFT - Large Observatory for X-Ray Timing SRE-PA/GSP
  VAC - Post ATV Derivative Concept D/HSO/DG/GSP
  AGILE - Alternative Trajectories for Galileo NAV-EF
  EU LISA - Europe only version of LISA mission LISA Project/GSP
  ECHO - ExoPlanet Observatory SRE-PA/GSP
  COMPSAR - Passive Companion for Sentinel 1 EOP-SF/GSP
  STE QUEST - Space Time Explorer and Quantum Equivalence Test SRE-PA/GSP
  Exploration Scenarios Comparative Review HSF-EA/GSP
  ICPA Phase 1 - ISR Capability Pack Assessment Study ESA/EDA/GSP
  NEMS - Manned Mission to Near Earth Asteroid GSP
  Envisat DO - Deorbit Mission EOP-PEL/GSP
  PHOEBUS - High Speed Reentry Demonstrator TEC-MPA/GSP
2010 COMPLEX - Technology, Exploration, Demonstration DG-P/GSP
  MREP ASR - Mars Atmosphere Sample Return DSRE/GSP
  STE - Space Time Explorer DSRE/GSP
  RAiDS - Radiation Assessment in Deep Space DG-P/GSP
  PEP - Venus Planetary Entry Probes DSRE/GSP
  PEP - Saturn Planetary Entry Probes DSRE/GSP
  PEP - Uranus Planetary Entry Probes DSRE/GSP
  PEP - Neptune Planetary Entry Probes DSRE/GSP
  NGL SYS - Next Generation Launcher System DLAU
  R2D3 - Rendezvous and Refuelling Demonstrator DG-P/GSP
  LUMETTO - Lunar Mapping and Exploration Technology DG-P/GSP
  NGL IA - Next Generation Launcher Innovative Avionics DLAU
  PLATO DE - Design Evolution DSRE/GSP
  Exoplanets DSRE/GSP
  Alpha A - Building Block European Launcher DLAU
  ADS-B - Automatic Dependant Surveillance Broadcast DTIA
2009 Nanosat DTEC/GSP
  IXO Telescope DSRE/GSP
  Space Situational Awareness(SoS) DG-P/GSP
  De-Orbit DTEC/GSP
  Automated Identification System (AIS) DTIA
  MoonSAV ESA Human Space Flight/GSP
  MoonNext DSR ESA Human Space Flight/GSP
  Meteron ESA OPS
2008 Mars Electric Propulsion(MEP) DTEC/GSP
  Marco Polo - Near Earth Object ESA Science/GSP
  Euclid - Dark Energy Study ESA Science/GSP
  AirQualSat - Model (AQS) DTEC/GSP
  SPICA/SAFARI Telescope ESA Science/GSP
  XEUS - Xray Telescope ESA Science/GSP
  LaPlace - Jupiter Moons Study ESA Science/GSP
  Tandem - Two Probe Mission to Titan ESA Science/GSP
  Space Exploration Architecture ESA Human Spaceflight
  Sentinel 5 Precursor EOP/GSP
  Slush - Densified Propellant DLAU
  Xray Telescope (IXO) ESA Science/GSP
  Accurate EOP/GSP
2007 Air Traffic Management Demonstration Payload (ATMDP) Telecom/GSP
  System-on-Chip (SoC) DTEC/GSP
  Near Earth Object Monitoring(SANCHO) ESA Advanced Concepts Team/GSP
  Jupiter Radiation Study (JURA) ESA Science
  Cosmic Microwave Polarisation Mapper(CMPM) ESA Science
  Comsat for Air Traffic Management (IRIS) TEN-A
  Lunar Sample Return (LSR) ESA Human Spaceflight
  Mars Technology Demonstrator (MARSNeXT) ESA Human Spaceflight
  Near Earth Object Review (DQS) ESA Advanced Concepts Team/GSP
  Nuclear Thermal Rocket Propulsion (NUM) LAU-PAD/GSP
  Vegetation Gap Filler (VGT) DTEC/GSP
  Transiting Exoplanet Survey- PLATO (Cosmic Vision) ESA Science/GSP
  Earth Plasma Study - Cross Scale (Cosmic Vision) ESA Science/GSP
  Space Exploration Architecture (AES) ESA Human Spaceflight
2006 RAM Electric Propulsion (RAM EP) DTEC/GSP
  In Orbit Demonstrator(IOD) DTEC/GSP
  European Students Moon Orbiter(ESMO) ESA/GSP
  Small Geostationary Telecommunication Satellite(SGEO) ESA/TEC Telecommunications
  Don Quijote Mid-Term Review DTEC/GSP
  Configuration REvisit Targeting Europa (CRETE) ESA Science
  Wireless Technology for Spacecraft(WiFLY) DTEC/GSP
  Long Term Cryogenic Propulsion (LTCP) DTEC/GSP
  Far Infrared Interferometer(FIRI) ESA Science
  Wide Field Interferometer(WFI) ESA Science
  Review of Europa Industrial Studies (REIS) ESA Science
  Cross-Track Scanner Microwave Radiometer (XMWR) ESA Earth Observation
2005 Lunar Robotic Mission (LES 3) ESA Exploration
  Jupiter Entry Probe (JEP) ESA Science
  Formation Flying (PROBA 3) DTEC/GSP
  Space Alternative Energy Storage Systems (SPAESS) ESA Advanced Concepts Team
  VEGA 1 Payload DLAU, DTEC & Education
  Near Earth Objects (NEO2) ESA Advanced Concepts Team/GSP
  Lunar Cargo Transport System (LES CTS) ESA Exploration
  BeagleNet ESA Exploration
  Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle (HLLV) ESA Launchers/GSP
2004 Near-Earth Objects Precursor Mission (NEO) ESA Advanced Concepts Team/GSP
  Lunar Exploration Study 1 (LES) ESA Exploration
  Atmospheric Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) ESA Human Spaceflight
  Mars DemoLander 2 (MDL) ESA GSP
  X-ray Evolving-Universe Spectroscopy 2 (XEUS) ESA Science
  PASTEUR - Industrial Phase A mid term review ESA Aurora
  X-ray Evolving-Universe Spectroscopy 1 (XEUS) ESA Science
  Sub mm Wave Instrument (SWI) ESA GSP/Technical Directorate
  Europa Low Resource Radar (ELRR) ESA Science
  Mars DemoLander 1 (MDL) ESA GSP
  VEGA evolution with electric propulsion (E-VEGA) ESA Technical Directorate/Launchers/GSP
  ExoMars Phase B preparation - Specifications ESA Aurora
  Mars Sample Return (MSR) - Industrial Phase A mid term review ESA Aurora
  Solar Orbiter 2 - Composite option pre-assessment ESA Science
  Human Mission Russian review ESA Aurora
  ExoMars - Industrial Phase A mid term review ESA Aurora
  Entry Vehicle Demonstrator (EVD) review ESA Aurora
  Human Spaceflight Vision (HSV) - European man-tended Moon base ESA Human Spaceflight
  Socrates - Reusable launcher demonstrator ESA Launchers
  Human Missions to Mars ESA Aurora
2003 KEO review ESA GSP
  International Microgravity Plasma Facility (IMPACT) ESA Human Spaceflight
  AeroCapture Demonstrator Earth and Mars ESA Aurora
  Mars Sample Return ESA Aurora
  Mars Network Science - Probe network on Mars surface ESA Science
  Crew Transportation Vehicle (CTV) - Soyuz design enhacement ESA Human Spaceflight
  Crew Transportation Vehicle (CTV) - Model and validation ESA GSP
  P Band Sounder Instrument design for Antartica (P-Sounder) - First CDF IDA ESA Earth Observation
2002 ISS Droplet Combustion Insert (DCI) - Support to industrial Phase A ESA Human Spaceflight
  Rosita - Telescope accommodation outside Columbus module ESA Human Spaceflight
  EXOMARS 09 DM - Mars Exobiology Descent Module ESA Aurora
  EXOMARS 09 - A second Mars Exobiology mission design ESA Aurora
  BepiColombo All-SEPM Delta Study - Reaching Mercury with electric propulsion ESA Science
  BepiColombo - Review of industrial studies ESA Science
  Mars Exobiology - European mission to search for life on Mars ESA Aurora
  Mars Exobiology - Review of the Babakin Study ESA Aurora
2001 ISS Dusty Plasma Facility - Support to industrial Phase A ESA Human Spaceflight
  Satellite Test of the Equivalence Principle (STEP)- Review of industrial study ESA Science
  EUROPA - Preliminary assessment ESA GSP
  Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) - Review of industrial study ESA Science
  Space Weather - Three elements service monitoring the solar-terrestrial environment ESA GSP/Technical Directorate
  Laser Interferometer Space Antenna - Review of the industrial study ESA Science
  Ocean Earth Watch - Operational mission for ocean and coastal zone monitoring ESA Earth Observation
2000 Hyper Precision Atom Interferometry in Space ESA Science
  STORMS - 3x Constellation for Magnetosphere Storms ESA Science
  MASTER - Mars and Asteroid Mission ESA Science
  Eddington - Stellar Physics and Planet Finder Telescope ESA Science
  World Space Observatory (WSO/UV) ESA Science
  Mercury Surface Element (MeSE) ESA Science
  Meteo Imager Sounder Satellite (MISS) ESA Earth Observation/Eumetsat
1999 Solar Orbiter - Study of the Sun and Inner Heliosphere ESA Science
  Central European Satellite for Advanced Research (CESAR'99) Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)