Project Overview

The Horizon 2020 Space Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) on Space Robotics Technologies is the approach adopted by the European Union to achieve this paradigm shift by gradually increasing the maturity of space robotics technologies for on-orbit servicing and assembly and validating them in the 2023-2027 timeframe with sizeable demonstration missions.


The PERASPERA In-Orbit Demonstration (PERIOD) project is one of the operational grants (OGs) of the third phase of the SRC with an objective to define an orbital demonstrator concept while capitalizing on the work of the previous phases of the SRC that have addressed the designing, manufacturing, and testing of reliable and high-performance robotic building blocks.


The project brings together the competencies of all European key players suited to the implementation of an In-Orbit Demonstration (IOD) mission. The team is coordinated by Airbus Defense and Space GmbH and involves 9 partners with different areas of expertise (Airbus Defence and Space SAS, Airbus Defence and Space Ltd, DFKI, EASN-TIS, GMV, GMV-SKY, ISISPACE, SENER Aeroespacial and Space Applications Services).