Research and innovation to mature critical space technologies that currently have dependency issues for use in the EU space programme components and discussed within the frame of the European Commission-ESA-EDA Joint Task Force (JTF).
-High speed DAC-ADC based on European Technology
-High data rate (12.5 to 28 Gbps or higher 56 Gbps), low consumption, short range links
-Enhanced performance and space qualified detectors
-Mid-power range electric propulsion thruster technology
-Reducing the dependence on critical technologies and capabilities from outside EU for the EU space programme components (i.e. Galileo/EGNOS, Copernicus, Govsatcom and SSA) and other space applications
-Developing or regaining in the mid-term the European capacity to operate independently in space
-Enhancing the technical capabilities and overall competitiveness of European space industry vendors on the worldwide market;
-Opening new competition opportunities for European manufacturers by reducing dependency on export restricted technologies that are of strategic importance to future European space efforts
-Improving the overall European space technology landscape and complement and/or create synergy with activities of European and national programmes either in the space or non-space fields.