robotics solutions
for space

At PIAP Space, we believe that we can make Space and Earth cleaner, safer, and sustainable, by designing, engineering, and delivering top-quality robotics solutions.

Projects
About us

Reaching new destinations in space exploration will require large number of advanced robotics systems. When it happens, we will be there!

We are especially interested in developing technologies in the areas of Active Debris Removal, Manipulators & End-Effectors, On Orbit Satellite Servicing, Human-Robot Interaction, Vision Systems and mechanisms.

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Services
We offer a wide range of services associated with technology research and development, design, manufacturing, assembly, integration and tests in robotics and mechatronics field.
Manipulation & gripping systems design

We provide a significant experience in the area of grippers and manipulator development. Our team delivered seven grippers for security and defence purposes and one gripper prototype for Active Debris Removal mission.

Validation Platforms & Field Tests

We provide eight different rover types for validation purpose of robotics technologies. We offer field test organisation, execution and data analysis.

Vision based navigation

We offer visual navigation development for rover, debris removal and precise landing missions. It covers algorithms development, code implementation, H/W-S/W codesign and test.

Mechanical systems design and manufacturing

We provide our experience in mechanisms, structure and MGSE design and manufacturing. We cover the whole product life cycle, from requirements definition to maintenance support during product utilisation

Current projects
TITAN project

The TITAN project advances the development of a robotic arm for satellite servicing. Under the contract, a prototype of a multi-articulated robotic arm will be made for the future deorbiting and servicing of in-orbit satellites. A laboratory model of a robotic joint will be created, and then – a prototype consisting of various types of … Continued

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PRO-ACT

The PRO-ACT project aims to develop and demonstrate a cooperation and manipulation capabilities between three robots (from PIAP Space, DFKI and AVS) for assembling an in-situ resource utilisation (ISRU) plant. Assembly taks will include, among others: assembly of devices, construction of simple buildings, preparatory works. PIAP Space is one of nine members of the consortium … Continued

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EROSS

EROSS (European Robotic Orbital Support Services) objective is to demonstrate the European solutions for the Servicers and the Serviced LEO/GEO satellites, enabling a large range of efficient and safe orbital support services. The project will assess and demonstrate the capability of the on-orbit servicing spacecraft (chaser) to perform rendezvous, capturing, grasping, berthing and manipulating of … Continued

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ATHENA MGSE

The goal of ATHENA (Advanced Telescope for High-ENergy Astrophysics) mission is to develop an X-ray telescope able to address the Cosmic Vision science theme ‘The Hot and Energetic Universe’. PIAP Space’s role in this project is TAS-PL (Thales Alenia Space Poland) supplier of MGSE for assembly, integration and testing of a Science Instrument Bench prototype. … Continued

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BIOMASS ADAPTORS

To characterize the realistically achievable maximum speed of the teleoperated rover for lunar exploration through a number of controlled tests conducted in a lunar analogue environment and investigate the effect of varying environmental conditions on the actual achieved speed.

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