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Boosting the European Innovative Satellite Technologies with In-Orbit Demonstrations

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Project "GOTOFLY" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Project website
 Total cost 459˙287 €
 EC max contribution 459˙287 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Enabling European competitiveness, non-dependence and innovation of the European space sector)
 Code Call H2020-COMPET-2014
 Funding Scheme CSA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-01-01   to  2016-06-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS FR (TOULOUSE) coordinator 168˙942.00
2    THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA IT (ROMA) participant 105˙010.00
3    SEA & SPACE EXPLORATION BE (BRUXELLES) participant 89˙875.00
5    NOVANANO SAS FR (SAINT DIDIER AU MONT D'OR) participant 35˙000.00


 Project objective

GOTOFLY! project aims first at building a wide portfolio of solutions and opportunities for the In-Orbit Demonstration and Validation of European satellite technologies and products, that are under development in Europe with the support of the EU, ESA, and national Space Agencies. Then we will design technically and programmatically several IOD/IOV missions from the portfolio, suitable to the Horizon 2020 context. Lastly, the GOTOFLY! project will promote its results among the stakeholders of the European Space sector. . Therefore, the GOTOFLY! project gathers a teams of 5 enterprises of the European Space industry coming from 4 different countries: - 3 national branches of Thales Alenia Space (TAS) in France, Italy and Spain. TAS is a major satellites manufacturer and a leading player in the field of the Space R&D. It knows accurately the constraints for launching various satellites, then in-flight monitoring payload parts - Sea & Space Exploration in Belgium, an independent expert in analysing market trends and opportunities of the IC Technologies and satellite communication business - NovaNano, a French SME developing IOD/IOV low-cost solutions based on nanosatellites. . As a coordination action within H2020 programme, the GOTOFLY! Project proposes: - to set-up a panorama of technologies and products that are of high interest for supporting new satcom applications & services, and for strengthening the competiveness and independence of the European space Industry. - to catalogue the potentials IOD/IOV ‘carriers’ able to host these technologies & products and to identify the launch opportunities: from nanosatellites to big GEO ones (which can merge a commercial mission with an experimental payload as a passenger) - to select a set of IOD/IOV scenarios from the portfolio and to design these IOV/IOD missions on both technical and programmatic aspects, including the funding strategy. - and finally to recommend to Europe the best IOD/IOV for next H2020 phases.


List of deliverables.
D1.4 : Exploitation & Dissemination Plan Documents, reports 2019-07-22 15:02:35
D3.1 : Files of Candidate technologies & product Documents, reports 2019-07-22 15:02:35
D6.2 : Funding strategy for IOD/IOV Documents, reports 2019-07-22 15:02:35
D4.1 : Catalogue of IOD/IOV carriers Documents, reports 2019-07-22 15:02:35
D2.1 : Missions review Documents, reports 2019-07-22 15:02:35
D1.1 : Intermediary Project Report Documents, reports 2019-07-22 15:02:35
D1.3 : Public part of the GoToFly! Website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-22 15:02:35
D1.5 : Final Report on Exploitation & Dissemination Documents, reports 2019-07-22 15:02:35
D5.1 : Portfolio of Solutions & Opportunities Documents, reports 2019-07-22 15:02:35
D1.2 : Public Summary Report Documents, reports 2019-07-22 15:02:35

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of GOTOFLY deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 V. Schena, F. Finocchiaro, S. Vono, M. A. Feudale, J-D Gayrard, M. Sotom, M. Aveline
GOTOFLY! Project: IOD/IOV Mission Scenario for a Hosted Photonic Satcom Payload
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Proceedings of the 22nd Ka and Broadband Communications Conference 17-20 October, 2016 2019-07-22
2016 J-D. Gayrard & V. Schena
GOTOFLY!: An In-Orbit Demonstration of satellite-based M2M service over Europe
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Proceedings of the 22nd Ka and Broadband Communications Conference 17-20 October, 2016 2019-07-22

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