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DEEP-PPU consortium

Horizon Europe project DEEP-PPU team is composed of 6 organisations. Each of the partners is responsible for a specific work package or task within the project. Most of the partners have worked together before. The consortium is led by Airbus Crisa (Spain).

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WIT Berry
Airbus DS
Airbus Crisa

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Consortium Horizon Europe project DEEP-PPU

Airbus Crisa 

Project coordinator & PPU

Airbus Crisa is a Spanish company founded in 1985 to design and manufacture electronic equipment, systems and software for space applications. Being a legally independent company that employs over 500 highly qualified personnel, it is integrated within the Space Products organization of the Airbus Defence and Space, Space Systems division.

Airbus Crisa has a strong reputation as a high technology firm in Space (avionics for satellites, launchers and space vehicles) and Ground Segment both in civil and defence applications contributing to most of the European Space Agency (ESA) programmes as well as to most national programs. Airbus Crisa is also active in the international space equipment market providing solutions and products to most space prime contractor organizations. Since 2004, Airbus Crisa has been also collaborating with NASA and the Spanish Astrobiology Centre for Mars exploration missions. 


Polytechnic University of Madrid Centro de Electrónica Industrial 

Responsible for Radiofrequency Generator electronics

The Center for Industrial Electronics is a Research center of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), integrating interdisciplinary research groups (electrical energy conversion through electronics, embedded digital systems and power quality service), motivated to educate engineers and develop new concepts, to be transferred to the Industry.

The mission of the centre is to create knowledge, develop applications, transfer technology and educate engineers and researchers, in close cooperation with industrial partners

in the field of industrial electronics.

The goal of the Center is to foster the synergy around the industrial electronics in different terms:

  • Research
  • Industrial program
  • Master and doctorate program

Encourage of the interaction of the different companies involved in research activities in the CEI-UPM. The common and complementary research lines of the companies can be identified in order to create new research activities providing new solutions to the industry.

Webinar: Electric Space Propulsion

Airbus DS

Responsible for / definition of space specific requirements

Airbus Defence and Space SAS, 100% owned by Airbus Group (the former European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company) is a worldwide leader in the space domain. The entity involved in GIESEPP MP project is the Space Systems division of Airbus Defence and Space with three main activities: Communication, Intelligence & Security (CIS), military aircrafts (A400M) and Space Systems (covering civil/military telecommunications, Earth observation, science, navigation and orbital programmes). From its heritage in Space span over 40 years of successful programmes, Airbus Defence and Space has got a full capability in all fields of space system and sub-system management, engineering and development and also research & development. This capability encompasses all facets of the space industry and includes propulsion systems for Telecommunications, Earth observation, Scientific and Exploration missions.
Since more than 20 years, electric propulsion subsystems have been developed for both institutional (Artemis, BepiColombo) and commercial programs (Eurostar E3000, Eurostar-NEO, Oneweb).

The electric propulsion department that is located in Toulouse (France) is in charge of the definition of the subsystem architecture, the equipment specification, the development follow-up, the integration and tests on the satellites and the in-orbit follow-up for all telecom satellites, which are today the heart of electric propulsion market.

The department experience is spread on a full range of electric propulsion subsystem from 5 kW to 250 W mainly on three different platform types: GEO ISK, GEO EOR and LEO Constellations.
The department also provides support to the different Airbus defence and Space business units in electric propulsion field and contribute to key new developments baselining electric propulsion for other mission types.

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Responsible for interconnection of systems / Manufacturer for space harness assemblies

Our core business: advanced interconnect solutions

  • Axon’ Cable is a French group of over 2500 staff worldwide specialised in the design and manufacture of custom design interconnect including:
  • Wires and cables: the company is a specialist in the manufacture of high precision conductors and in the extrusion of fluoropolymers such as PTFE, FEP and PFA.
  • Cable assemblies and harnesses.
  • Contacts and connectors.
  • Integrated systems

The headquarters is located in the beautiful region of Champagne but the Axon’ group has a truly global presence with sales and manufacturing subsidiaries along with an extensive network of agents.

As an expert in cabling engineering, Axon’ Cable is able to design the whole cabling network. Axon’ engineers assist customers with the most appropriate tools including simulation software (INVENTOR, CATIA, SEE ELECTRICAL HARNESS) and co-design in all the development stages: idea, concept, prototypes, industrialization, volume ramp-up and mass production. Axon’ will bring you cost-effective solutions based on Lean Engineering and Lean Manufacturing principles.

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Responsible for expertise in magnetics design

FRAZA is a small family run research company on the field of power electronics, power magnetics and electrical motors. The company has over 45 years tradition in developing solutions in cutting-edge technology and owns 25 patents. Among other, FRAZA developed and produced alternator for F1 for BMW Williams, made the smallest inductor in the Google Little Box Challenge, 1N400X diode sorting manufacturing line for 45 pieces per second, high temperature regulation systems for ferrite sintering, developed NZID driving principle that reduces switching losses for 30%, etc..

WIT Berry communication expert

WIT Berry

Responsible for communication and dissemination activities

SIA WIT Berry (WIT) is a small digital marketing and communication company based in Latvia. The aim of WIT Berry is to help organizations to reach their goals namely increase sales, gain popularity, new clients, develop brand and others by implementing efficient communication strategy. WIT Berry was founded in 2012. Its founder has extensive experience in online communications and digital marketing. WIT Berry has worked with leading insurance and telecommunication companies in Latvia where its experts were responsible for web content analysis, development of website concept as well as content strategy and copywriting for different markets. For the last few years WIT Berry has been actively involved in different activities, projects and events in the space sector. For example, the company has participated in the Horizon 2020 project HATCH, had ensured all the communication and marketing activities for space event in Belgium called Switch to Space has consulted space companies in Netherlands, Luxembourg and Estonia.