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Electric propulsion is considered by European stakeholders as a strategic technology to improve European competitiveness in space. The European Commission has launched the Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) "Electric Propulsion in Space and Station Keeping" under the Horizon 2020 program. The goal of the SRC is to enable advances in electric propulsion in Europe. The Program Support Activity (PSA) EPIC is supporting the European Commission in this effort.

The EPIC consortium is pleased to announce that the EPIC Workshop 2022 on SRC H2020 "Space Electric Propulsion" activities will be held at the German Aerospace Center in Cologne. Following the workshop, a Lecture Series with relevant presentations in the field of space electric propulsion is planned. Furthermore, there will be the opportunity for start-ups to enter into discussion with representatives from industry and institutional bodies.

The EPIC Workshop 2022 will take place at the DLR site in Cologne-Porz, Germany, at the Casino from 4 April to 8 April 2022. The EPIC 2022 workshop is as a hybrid format.

The activities of the EPIC consortium will be presented to the EP community and stakeholders and the latest developments in EP technology in Europe will be collected and evaluated. The preliminary program will be published and will include the following contents.

Preliminary content of the EPIC Workshop 2022 includes:

  • Progress and activities of the EPIC consortium.
  • Incremental Projects: Objectives, proposed approach, team, progress, and deliverables
  • Disruptive Projects: Goals, proposed approach, team, progress, and final deliverables
  • Roundtable and Stakeholder Interaction on Satellite Constellation, CubeSats, and Electric Propulsion (invited speakers).
  • Lecture Series featuring new developments in EP technologies, promising thrusters, and cross-cutting technologies (open to speakers)
  • Startup Session in the fields of electric propulsion

Consortium speakers will present Horizon 2020 Electric Propulsion SRC activities to the EP community and stakeholders and are seeking speakers to assess the latest EP technology developments in Europe. Conditions of participation, all other information and registration can be found on the EPIC homepage.

Registration for the EPIC Workshop 2022 is closed. After 13 March 2022 registration is only possible in special cases of exception. Please send your email request to