The challenge is to develop a European technologically non-dependent solution for launching light satellites.
This will enable dedicated low-cost launches with committed schedule and orbit.
Space technologies, data and services have become indispensable to the daily lives of European citizens. Moreover, development of space technology boosts jobs, growth, and investments in Europe and strengthens its role in the world. Space solutions can help Europe to respond better to new global and societal challenges: climate change, disaster management, security threats, migration, farming, transport, energy, and many more.
An established service for regular launches dedicated to small satellites will contribute to achieve the following goals:
– Internal market growth in the manufacturing sector of small launchers and satellites and the downstream services sector.
– European leading position in export markets globally in the field of light satellites and small launchers.
– Space-enabled seamless solutions for European citizens thanks to operational light satellites and small launchers.
Evaluation and award criteria and procedure
Described in part 5 and part 7 of the Rules for Contest.
The prize will be awarded, after closure of the contest, to the contestant(s) who in the opinion of the jury demonstrates a solution that best meets the following cumulative criteria:
- Technical implementation;
- Service sustainability.
12 June 2018
01 June 2021 17:00 (Brussels time)