EU Grants €15M Funding to ICARUS Consortium to Recover Rocket Stages From Space

10 June 2024
GeoSpatial World

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A European consortium, led by Spanish company Deimos, is working on developing an inflatable heat shield (IHS) for recovering rocket stages from space.

The project, ICARUS, has received €10 million in funding from the European Commission under the Horizon Europe programme.

If successful, the system could potentially expand commercial space transportation technologies, protect cargo during re-entry and descent to Earth, and potentially be used for Mars missions.