Opendata, web and dolomites

ICE Cubes

ICE Cubes Service - International Commercial Experiment Cubes Service

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "ICE Cubes" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
postcode: 1932

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Belgium [BE]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙338˙750 €
 EC max contribution 2˙337˙125 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.6. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Space)
2. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-2-2014
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-06-01   to  2017-05-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SPACE APPLICATIONS SERVICES NV BE (ZAVENTEM) coordinator 2˙337˙125.00


 Project objective

The International Commercial Experiment Cubes Service (ICE Cubes) will provide rapid, simplified, low cost access to the International Space Station, creating the opportunity to maximise the use of the remaining lifetime of the ISS. The initial service will enable any organisation, public or private entity or individual, such as universities, academic programmes and pharmaceutical companies/research centres or private persons to perform experiments on the ISS. Furthermore the ICE Cubes service will develop special miniaturised capabilities for use in space that do not exist today, in response to market needs. Space Applications’ knowledge gained from working on a daily basis with ESA to establish scientists needs, to train astronauts, and to develop and operate payloads on the ISS will be used to realise this commercial opportunity. ICE Cubes fully supports the process of experiment development and takes care of the flight acceptance, launch manifest and operation of the customers’ experiments. The ICE Cubes service includes: • As much or as little customer support as needed, throughout the process of experiment development, flight acceptance, launch and operation of the experiments; • The ICE Cubes on-orbit facility consisting of (1) a Framework facility for ‘plug-and-play’ modular Experiment Cubes and (2) the PharmaLab, a novel multi-cube facility for pharmaceutical research; • An out of the box installable ground monitoring and control software to access experiments; • Market driven development of additional added value miniaturised equipment and facilities. This project will result in the set up and operation of the ICE Cube service, including the design and development of the ICE Cubes system, the launch of the Framework facility, the PharmaLab facility and at least one Experiment Cube developed by a university and their on-orbit and on-ground operation, as well as the initiation of an entrepreneurial ecology of supporting technology development companies.


List of deliverables.
ICE Cubes Framework GSE Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-30 11:34:59
\"ICE Cubes Framework + Cube#0 TM\" Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-30 11:35:01
ICE Cubes System Requirements Specifications Documents, reports 2019-05-30 11:34:57
ICE Cubes On-Board and Ground Operations Manual Documents, reports 2019-05-30 11:34:59
Identity material Documents, reports 2019-05-30 11:34:54
\"ICE Cubes Framework + Cube#0 EM\" Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-30 11:34:59
\"ICE Cubes Framework + Cube#0 Demo Model\" Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-30 11:34:54

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

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "ICE CUBES" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "ICE CUBES" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.2.1.6.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.)

DIVERT (2017)

Diamond Integrated Vacuum Electronics for more Robust Tubes

Read More  

ReadyToSail (2016)


Read More  

HELIUM (2015)

High European Laboratory for Institutes, Universities and Markets

Read More