ESA Science & Technology - Future Missions Department
ESA starts definition phase for Comet Interceptor
Following an internal assessment of the results of the phase 0 studies, the European Space Agency is moving forward starting the Definition Phase (phase A) for the F-class mission Comet Interceptor.
ESA selects three new mission concepts for study
Gravitational wave mission selected, planet-hunting mission moves forward
SPICA Mission Study Summary Report
The SPICA mission's Phase A study was completed. The technical outcome is documented in the following report which may be used as guidance and reference for future studies.
European Space Agency
Technology Development Plan:
Programme of Work for 2022, 2023 and 2024, and Related Procurement Plan
This document presents the activities in the Science Core Technology Programme (CTP) and in the Technology Development Element (TDE, replacing the TRP) of the Discovery, Preparation & Technology Development Basic Activities supporting the implementation of ESA's Science Programme. The national initiatives activities of relevance to the...
CDF Study Report: Comet Interceptor
This is the report of the second Comet Interceptor study, performed by ESA's Concurrent Design Facility between October and December 2019. It carries on from the first Comet Interceptor CDF study performed in early 2019.
EPIG CDF Study Summary Report
CDF Study Report: Ice Giants
EnVision Phase 0 CDF study - internal final presentation
SPICA Phase 0 CDF study - internal final presentation
THESEUS Phase 0 CDF study - internal final presentation
CDF Study Report: QPPF - Assessment of a Quantum Physics Payload Platform
CDF Study Report: Small Planetary Platforms (SPP) in NEO and MAB
ESA's Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) has completed an assessment study of Small Planetary Platforms (SPP): small planetary mission concepts that include a mothercraft and a swarm of small satellites that can be deployed. The study results are available in this set of three reports.