Reusability for European strategic space launchers – technologies and operation maturation including flight test demonstration

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Open Call Reference: HORIZON-CL4-2021-SPACE-01-21

R&I will focus on reusability concepts including required technologies that have a strong potential for cost reduction, starting with the recovery of the most expensive components such as first stage

– Low cost GNC and avionics

– Manoeuvring control devices

– HMS (Health Monitoring System), propellant management

– Aerodynamic devices,

– Descent and landing/recovery systems, including low latency, closed loop communication systems for landing

– On-ground servicing processes

– Safety critical processes before launch and after landing

– Contribution to the overarching objective of launch cost/price reduction by 50% by 2030

– Innovation acceleration of enabling technologies

– Matured technologies up to TRL5/6, integration of system tests vehicle, on-ground and low altitude system tests by 2023 and contribution to the preparation of suborbital system tests potentially in 2025

– Cost reduction investigation and system tests

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