DEORBIT SAIL

De-Orbiting of Satellites using Solar Sails

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITY OF SURREY 

 Organization address address: Stag Hill
city: GUILDFORD
postcode: GU2 7XH

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Maria
Cognome: Sega-Buhalis
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1483 683498
Fax: +44 1483 689567

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Sito del progetto http://www.deorbitsail.com/
 Totale costo 2˙830˙728 €
 EC contributo 1˙997˙342 €
 Programma FP7-SPACE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Space
 Code Call FP7-SPACE-2010-1
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-03-01   -   2014-10-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

 Organization address address: Stag Hill
city: GUILDFORD
postcode: GU2 7XH

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Maria
Cognome: Sega-Buhalis
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1483 683498
Fax: +44 1483 689567

UK (GUILDFORD) coordinator 508˙777.75
2    DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

 Organization address address: Linder Hoehe
city: KOELN
postcode: 51147

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Michael
Cognome: Renker
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 531 295 2119
Fax: +49 531 295 2875

DE (KOELN) participant 400˙465.00
3    ATHENA RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER IN INFORMATION COMMUNICATION & KNOWLEDGE TECHNOLOGIES

 Organization address address: ARTEMIDOS 6 KAI EPIDAVROU
city: MAROUSSI
postcode: 151 25

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Theodore
Cognome: Sarris
Email: send email
Telefono: 302107000000
Fax: 302107000000

EL (MAROUSSI) participant 235˙136.00
4    AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS

 Organization address address: 51-61 Route de Verneuil
city: LES MUREAUX
postcode: 78130

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Herve
Cognome: Guenat
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 5 56572335
Fax: +33 5 56573945

FR (LES MUREAUX) participant 232˙046.00
5    ISIS - Innovative Solutions In Space BV

 Organization address address: MOLENGRAAFFSINGEL 12-14
city: Delft
postcode: 2629 JD

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jeroen
Cognome: Rotteveel
Email: send email
Telefono: 31152569018
Fax: 31152573969

NL (Delft) participant 232˙000.00
6    STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: RYNEVELD STREET WILCOCKS BUILDING 2035
city: STELLENBOSCH
postcode: 7601

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Willem Herman
Cognome: Steyn
Email: send email
Telefono: +27 21 808 4926
Fax: +27 21 808 4981

ZA (STELLENBOSCH) participant 152˙000.00
7    UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS

 Organization address address: UNIVERSITY CAMPUS RIO PATRAS
city: RIO PATRAS
postcode: 26500

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Vassilis
Cognome: Kostopoulos
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 261 096 9441
Fax: +30 261 096 9417

EL (RIO PATRAS) participant 102˙000.00
8    MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: DUMLUPINAR BULVARI 1
city: ANKARA
postcode: 6800

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Ozan
Cognome: Tekinalp
Email: send email
Telefono: 903122000000
Fax: 903122000000

TR (ANKARA) participant 80˙000.00
9    Surrey Satellite Technology Limited

 Organization address address: Stephenson Road 20
city: Guildford
postcode: GU2 7YE

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Richard
Cognome: Atkinson
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1483 804702
Fax: +44 1483 803804

UK (Guildford) participant 54˙918.00
10    CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYCORP

 Organization address address: East California Boulevard 1200
city: Pasadena
postcode: 91125

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Mary
Cognome: Gibson
Email: send email
Telefono: +1 626 3952494
Fax: +1 626 7954571

US (Pasadena) participant 0.00

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spacecraft    solar    device    space    satellites    deorbiting    sail    stages    debris    time    years    orbit    upper    kg    mass    stage    satellite   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The goal of this project is to develop and flight test a novel, low cost/riskdeorbiting device based on a 25-m squared Solar Sail with a total mass (including the satellite platform) of 3 kg. The approach will be to modify Solar Sail deployment technology for use as a satellite and/or rocket upper stage deorbiting system. The effectiveness of such deorbiting device is predicted to be high at altitudes lower than 900 km for minisatellites (20 to 500 kg) if deorbiting time constraints of 25 years are being considered. Recent studies show an increasing probability of collisions between intact spacecraft and debris. If no countermeasures are taken, the number of debris particles will grow with a growth rate in the order of up to 5% per year. The historical practice of abandoning spacecraft and upper stages at the end of mission life has resulted in 8,500 tones of space debris in low earth orbit. The uncontrolled growth of the space debris population has to be avoided in order to enable safe operations in space for the future.However, reviews by panels of independent international experts have repeatedly failed to identify a single plan which is both technically feasible in the near-term and economically viable. The consortium will design and develop a state of the art deorbiting system foe LEO satellites and upper stages with a mass less than 500 kg. The deorbiting system will be deployed after the useful time of the satellite/upper stage and will be used to remove/deorbit the object from its orbit within 25 years as required by Space Agency recommendations. An example of the kind of impact this project can have is that if one assumes that all satellites and upper stages with a mass < 500 kg launched after 2013 to 2020 would hypothetically carry the proposed deorbiting system developed by the DEOBRIT-SAIL team space, debris (> 10 cm) will be reduced by 70%.'

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