ReDSHIFT H2020 Consortium
Istituto di Fisica Applicata “Nello Carrara” – IFAC-CNR
IFAC is the Project coordinator. More over the main tasks of IFAC will be: the modelling and simulation of the debris environment long term evolution, the study of the dynamical solutions for de-orbiting and the dissemination of the project results.
Within ReDSHIFT Belstead Research will manage the specification and design of 3D printed components and spacecraft architectures, used to promote spacecraft demise on re-entry. BRL will also work with DLR to define a material test campaign to assess the performance of the resulting components at DLR’s L2K arc-heated wind tunnel. Throughout ReDSHIFT BRL will provide simulation and engineering support using its suite of re-entry tools.
German Aerospace Center DLR – Supersonic and Hypersonic Technology Department
The DLR is responsible for the demisability testing that will be performed in the frame of the ReDSHIFT project. The high enthalpy facilities of the Supersonic and Hypersonic Technology Department with its high expertise achieved in several similar campaigns will be used perform and analyse the demisability tests under realistic re-entry conditions.
Within ReDSHIFT DEIMOS Space is mainly involved in three main tasks: the review and analysis of current, planned and future debris removal methodologies (active, passive, design for demise, etc.) and policies; the coordination of the software development process aimed at the implementation of an holistic simulator and its integration; the creation and maintenance of dissemination media (twitter, facebook, project web page) and the dissemination of the activities achievements throughout participation to workshops and conferences.
|DEIMOS Space specialises in the design, engineering and development of solutions and systems integration in the aerospace, satellite systems, remote sensing, information systems and telecommunications network sectors. With more than 500 employees, DEIMOS Space provides technological solutions for the following markets Aeronautics, Aerospace, Defence, Transport, Energy and Environment, Telecommunications and Security.|
DEIMOS Castilla La Mancha
Deimos Castilla La Mancha contributes with the spacecraft platform and with the technology review, system requirements and system specification at space system integrator level. In addition Elecnor Deimos Satellite Systems will also assume the specification and conduction of the integration of the prototypes, the test campaigns and validation that the spacecrafts must pass in order to achieve a space qualification. Elecnor Deimos Satellite Systems will provide qualified, experienced personnel and facilities for the integration and functional testing of the system.
|Deimos Castilla La Mancha is a technology company of the Elecnor Group. Since its conception, the company has been involved in ESA and European Commission Programmes, in particular in Earth Observation and Space Technology Development. Deimos Castilla La Mancha main role is space systems integrator.|
PHS Space will undertake the following main tasks within ReDSHIFT: evaluate the debris impact survivability of the new spacecraft platform deorbiting design concepts using the SHIELD3 impact risk analysis tool; examine possibilities for the standardisation of new design concepts and manufacturing techniques emerging from the project, and propose these to ISO.
|PHS Space Ltd (PHS) is a small UK-based consultancy company (SME) whose principal, Dr Hedley Stokes, has worked on various aspects of the space debris problem for over 20 years. Founded in 2006, the company provides specialist knowledge and expertise in the following areas: space debris impact risk assessment using an in-house software tool called SHIELD3; design and optimisation of impact protection on spacecraft; production of space debris mitigation standards; development of patented space debris mitigation technologies.|
University of Southampton
The University of Southampton ReDSHIFT team comprises Dr. Camilla Colombo (Associate professor, project leader) and Dr. Hugh Lewis (Senior lecturer), from the Astronautics Research Group and Dr. Shoufeng Yang (Associate professor) from the Engineering Materials Group within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment. The team will recruit two postdoctoral research fellows.
The University of Southampton will play an important role in characterising the orbital dynamics of the LEO to GEO space to identify natural end-of-life trajectories. We will identify technological solutions to fully exploit “de-orbiting highways”, by using of solar sails or conventional propulsion (WP3). The University of Southampton will be involved in the development of the software tool (WP6), the critical analysis of environment, mitigation, and guidelines (WP2) and will have a primary role in the project dissemination (WP7). From the technology side the University of Southampton team will work on the definition of the preliminary design of the proposed novel disposal technologies (WP4) and the 3D printing of prototypes for tests. In the final phase the detailed spacecraft design will be produced within the University of Southampton 3D printing facilities (WP5).
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
The AUTH research team for ReDSHIFT consists of Kleomenis Tsiganis (Assistant Professor, Group Leader), George Voyatzis (Associate Professor), a Post-doctoral Researcher and a PhD student (Despoina Skoulidou). The AUTH team participates mainly in WP3 (Dynamics), together with the IFAC and SOTON teams, having the roles of Task Leader for the work related to phase-space stability and resonance analysis of satellite orbits (Tasks 3.1 and 3.2). The AUTH team is hence responsible for the milestone deliverable D3.1 (Dynamical mapping of Earth Orbits) that will serve as input for the WPs that follow. The AUTH team will also participated in WP5 (Software development and testing) and WP6 (dissemination and outreach).
Institute of Space Systems, TU Braunschweig
The Institute of Space Systems’ role in the ReDSHIFT project is to perform a critical analysis of the proposed technologies and solutions by investigating their impact during long-term projections of the evolution of the space debris environment. It will support to critically analyze current mitigation guidelines in regards to their limits in applicability and to draft improved mitigation practices. Furthermore, the Institute of Space Systems will contribute to the design and implementation of the envisaged software tool.
Institute for Air and Space Law of the University of Cologne
The contribution of the Institute for Air and Space Law at the University of Cologne will be in charge of investigating the present limitations and deficiencies in the enforcement and application of the existing regulations and mitigation measures. UC will help in defining effective legal and political instruments to maximize the applicability and the effects of the proposed new mitigation measures stemming from the project results and will be instrumental in reaching and informing the main international forums on space law and politics to spread the knowledge and understanding of the proposed measures.
University of Padova
The University of Padova (UPD) will be involved in design (spacecraft shielding)and technology development (HVI experiments and study of radiation effects on materials and circuits) work packages.