Call for proposals 2020 - Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and early warning capabilities EDIDP-SSAEW-2020 Closed!


The 2018 Capability Development Plan (CDP) points to a shortfall in the SSA and space surveillance domain. It highlights the need for highly accurate, real-time space situational awareness through collation, analysis and exploitation of information collected by space-based and terrestrial sensors. A relevant set of SSA capabilities must allow to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile actions in order to ensure access to and use of space enabled capabilities.


This call covers the following topics:

  • EDIDP-SSAEW-EW-2020: Early warning against ballistic missile threats through initial detection and tracking of ballistic missiles before handing over to ground based radars
  • EDIDP-SSAEW-SC2-2020: Advanced Space Command and Control (SC2) capability to process and exploit SSA data generated from sensors and catalogues to provide a complete space picture
  • EDIDP-SSAEW-SSAS-2020: Enhanced SSA sensors for accurate identification and characterization of existing Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) public and private assets

European community funding

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

  • 22,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 December 2020 - 9 months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (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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