Research and Development

The Research and Development (R&D) site is sub-divided into the main research area's of the Space Environment and Effects (TEC-EPS) section. At the end of each R&D activity, the contractor presents the activity at one of the section's final presentation days.

Clicking on a R&D link will provide the reader more information on the topic.



Radiation environment and Instrumentation
  • Models of the Earth's Radiation Belts
  • Radiation Environment Research with Multiple Monitors

Dedicated to instrument design:

For more Research & Development activities, related to radiation analysis, please visit the radiation shielding and effects page

Atmosphere and planetary environments
Atomic oxygen environment
  • Updated Atomic Oxygen Analysis Tool


Some internal research is done, often with the support of Stagiaires, Research Fellows or Young Graduate Trainees.

The Space Environment Standards ECSS-E-ST-10-04C, ECSS-E-ST-10-12C and ECSS-E-ST-20-06C were prepared by a working group under the responsibility of the section.

We have been investigating establishment of a European Space Weather Applications Programme. Currently a pilot project with many space weather applications is running. Previous studies have looked at the user requirements and possible space segment architectures.

We are always keen to have the views of the European space community (especially industry) and others on the directions we should pursue.

Refer to ESA's EMITS system for intended Invitations to Tender. If you have comments or ideas concerning technology research in the space environments and effects area, please feel free to contact V. Ferlet-Cavrois. Inputs from member state organisations are particularly welcome