2013 Harmonisation Calendar issued

Monday, December 3, 2012 10:54:00 AM

The dates for ESA 2013 Technology Harmonisation Process have been issued.

The 1st cycle Mapping Meeting will be held on Febraury 5-6th, whereas the 2nd one will take place on April 16-17th.

Industry representatives are invited but they must register through Eurospace; the agenda will be distributed as soon as made available by ESA.

The 2013 Harmonisation Process will deal with the following topics:

1st cycle:

  • Technologies for Optical Passive Instruments – Stable and Lightweight Structures
  • Technologies for Optical Passive Instruments –Mirrors
  • AOCS Sensors and Actuators: Star Trackers, APS, IMU's and Wheels
  • Pyrotechnic devices

2nd cycle

  • Cryogenics and Focal Plane cooling
  • On Board Radio Navigation Receivers
  • Critical Active RF Technologies
  • Power Management and Distribution

In addition to the above, the finalisation on the Roadmap for the topic of Frequency & Time Generation and Distribution – Space, put on-hold in 2011, will take place in the first half of 2013.

The finalisation of the Composite Materials Roadmap, put on-hold in 2011, will also be addressed as part of one of the nominal harmonisation cycles in 2013. Eurospace will also be requested to comment the conclusions of the Composite Materials Workshop held in June 2011.


Alessandro Saraceni

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