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Space for covid19

ARTES 4.0 BASS helping to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak

Through the different elements of the ARTES Programme dedicated to the development and validation of new Applications and Services in the downstream sector,  ESA has been active for several years in the forefront of promoting the utilisation of space technologies and know-how to support the improvement and development of solutions for the Health sector.

To respond to the unprecedented effort to contain and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemics, a number of initiatives in ESA Business Applications, which is part of ESA Space Solutions, have been launched or are under preparation.

This page provides a simple orientation portal to inform about the different opportunities.

The opportunities listed below are ordered by status of advancement (newer on the bottom):

  1. AO10314  - Space in response to COVID-19 outbreak (targeted to Italy)
    Developed in cooperation with the Italian Minister for Technological Innovation and Digitization (MID) and with ASI. Open Competition open from 31/03/2020 to 20/04/2020
    Information Page

  2. AO10336  - Space helping UK on COVID-19 and other pandemics (targeted to UK)
    Developed in cooperation with UKSA. Open Call for Proposals open on 14/04/2020 for six months
    Information Page

  3. AO10377  - Space based services / applications addressing COVID-19 outbreak
    Open Call for Proposals open on 14/05/2020 for six months
    Information page