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Prof. Dr. Joost-Pieter Katoen
Faculty / Institution:
Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences
Excellent Science
Project duration:
01.10.2021 to 30.09.2025
EU contribution:
1.347.800 euros


Models in Space Systems: Integration, Operation, and Networking


Designing reliable spacecraft involves accounting for a wide variety of faults and environmental challenges, such as radiation and space debris. To overcome these obstacles, spacecraft are often over-engineered, significantly adding to cost and complexity. Increasingly, the commercialisation of space now involves small businesses using existing solutions to launch constellations of small satellites. This approach can reduce cost, weight, size and production time, but it also presents challenges that increase uncertainty and reduce reliability. The EU-funded MISSION project will develop the technologies necessary to assist in critical aspects of spacecraft design. The goal is to improve reliability and effectiveness for future space missions of the European and global space industry.


  • Universiteit Twente, Netherlands (Coordinator)
  • Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
  • D3TN GmbH, Germany
  • GomSpace Luxembourg Sarl, Luxembourg