Call for proposals for LEIT – Protection of European assets in and from Space H2020-PROTEC-2015 Closed!


Space research is supported in Horizon 2020 under the priority "Industrial Leadership", in line with the main objective and challenge to foster a cost-effective competitive and innovative space industry (including SMEs) and research community to develop and exploit space infrastructure to meet future Union policy and societal needs. Building on the successes of the Seventh Framework Programme, Horizon 2020 will enable the European space research community to develop innovative space technologies and operational concepts "from idea to demonstration in space", and to use space data for scientific, public, or commercial purposes.


Actions foreseen within this call for proposals include the following topics:

  • PROTEC-1-2015: Passive means to reduce the impact of Space Debris. Reducing the impact of collisions between active satellites and orbital debris is a challenge that needs to be addressed at multiple levels. In addition to SST which addresses surveyance and tracking to prevent collision other aspects must be considered:

- Prevention, avoid adding new debris to the already large debris population.
- Mitigation, specifically de-orbiting solutions for satellites and launcher upper stages at the end of their operational life.
- Protection, i.e. shielding satellites from impact of small debris.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 6,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 08 April 2015 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Protection of European assets in and from Space-2015 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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