ESA Space Solutions - Space4Rail Open call

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ESA Space Solutions - Space4Rail Open call (continuous)

ESA open call "Space4Rail Downstream Applications in ARTES 4.0" aims to support the exploitation of space-based assets (satellite navigation, satellite communications and/or Earth observation) in innovative and sustainable applications/services:

1. Related to future control, command and signalling applications of the European Rail system;
2. Improving the performance and attractiveness of the railway, both for railway undertakings and end users.

Key thematic areas of interest

  • Future control-command and signalling in the European Rail System
  • Improving the performance of the Railway
  • Improving the attractiveness of the Railway 

Value of Space for the Railway System

  • Satellite Navigation
  • Satellite Communication
  • Earth Observation

Key activities / projects included in this call

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Demonstration Projects
  • Assessment of the business opportunity or improvement of the business case (applicable to th "Future control-command and signalling in the European Rail System" thematic area

Application process

  • Step 1: Activity Pitch Questionnaire
  • Step 2: Outline Proposal
  • Step 3: Full Proposal

Funding scheme: On a case-by-case basis for demo projects and max 500.000 EUR for feasibility studies

Deadline: None (2025 for technical reasons only - to be ingored)

See more information and guide for Application on ESA Space Solutions website

Note: Please always consult the official page for exact specifications, requirements and criteria set by ESA. This page is created with the sole purpose of information sharing about this funding opportunity.