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Small and future launchers

New generation of space transportation


This programme concerns all activities connected to future generation space transport systems, including reusable systems and experimental vehicles.


The programme provides for the preparation of several key technologies that will be needed for the development of future transport systems as well as the demonstration of the validity of this technology in which returns are expected even in the aeronautics field.


In particular, ASI's attention is dedicated to projects where a good level of national competences can be aggregated and national technological maturity reached which corresponds to European competition, or where there are specific needs related to national projects.