Plan the European Roadmap and its Activities for
SPace Exploitation of Robotics and Autonomy

11-12 February 2015
Hotel NH Noordwijk Conference Centre Leeuwenhorst
Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands

The project “Per aspera (ad astra)” (Latin meaning “Through hardships to the stars”) has been funded by the EC for developing an integrated master plan (a.k.a. roadmap) of activities and associated activity descriptions, for a Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) in Space Robotics Technology.

The roadmap will be implemented within the SRC through operational grants, which will be recommended by the members of the PERASPERA Program Support Activity (PSA) and issued by the European Commission. 

The overall objective of the SRC is to deliver, within the 2023/2024 framework, key enabling technologies and demonstrate autonomous robotic systems at a significant scale as key elements for on-orbit satellite servicing and planetary exploration.

The first run of roadmap production is done under considerable time pressure: the kick-off of the project took place on the 2nd of October 2014 and the delivery of the first results will be on the 30th of January 2015. Consequentially, the initial version of the roadmap will use a mechanism of implicit  consultation: status of the art, stakeholder needs and spin-in/off opportunities will be derived from existing reports/declarations/statements/reviews.

This workshop is organised as a consultation event on the initial version of the Space Robotics Technology roadmap.

The following issues of the roadmap will adopt an explicit consultation.

Technology developers are strongly encouraged to use their contacts with interested parties, to forward this announcement to them.

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