Technology developments for ESA science missions empowering Europe’s technological edge and autonomy [Oct/2022]
ESA Science programme develops and operates a portfolio of missions, which ensures that the European scientific community maintains its position at the highest levels of discovery and innovation.
Space science is a major driver of innovation, leading to the development of unique technological capabilities that increase European competitiveness and support European non-dependence.
The Science Core Technology Programme (CTP) enables the development of cutting-edge technologies that not only allow the successful implementation of science missions, but also open access to new domains and market segments through space and terrestrial applications, such as precision mapping (from the development of high accuracy star tracker), quantum technologies (thanks to cooling technologies) or the medical sector (from x-ray optics technologies).
A set of seven case studies on a selection of CTP activities were completed by economic consultancy know.space, to assess their impacts in terms of e.g., innovation, development of state-of-the-art capabilities and support to the competitiveness of the European space industry, notably through commercial successes.
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