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CORA Ground-Based Facilities

Through this Continuously Open Research Announcement Opportunity for GBF, ESA provides scientists access to state-of-the-are and unique facilities with space relevance.

General informations

Through this Continuously Open Research Announcement Opportunity for GBF (ESA-CORA- GBF), ESA will provide scientists with an opportunity to conduct research necessary to advance knowledge relevant to the effects of space on humans and/or biological life in general, as well as on physical or material science and systems, aiming to enable space exploration.

For more information on the CORA Ground-Based Facilities (GBF), please go to the channel on ESA’s Open Space Innovation Platform (OSIP) here.

The CORA is continuously open, so research proposals can be submitted at any point in time. Proposals need to be submitted through the OSIP channel.

An overview of the GBF facilities can be found here:

  • Micro G Lab, DLR, Cologne, Germany (link here)
  • Vertical Treadmill Facility (VTF), DLR, Cologne, Germany (link here)
  • :envifuge + Hyperscope, DLR, Cologne, Germany (link here)
  • Short Arm Human Centrifuge, MEDES, Toulouse, France (link here)
  • Large Diameter Centrifuge (LDC), ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands (link here)
  • Medium Sized Centrifuge for Acceleration Research (MidiCar), ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands (link here)
  • Neutral Buoyancy Facility (NBF), EAC, Cologne, Germany (link here)
  • Scientific Group of Space Biology and Medicine (GSBMS), Toulouse, France (link here)
  • Astrobiology Space Simulation facilities (ABYSS), DLR, Cologne, Germany (link here)
  • Gravitational Experimental Platform for Animal Models (GEPAM), Lorraine, France (link here)
  • Locomotion on Other Planets – Hypergravity Analogue (LOOP), Milan, Italy (link here)
  • Planica Planetary Habitat (PlanHab), Planica, Slovenia (link here)
  • European 3D Bioprinting Consortium
    • 3D Bioprinting Lab, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany (link here)
    • Henry Royce Institute – Bioprinting Technology Platform, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK (link here)
    • Biofabrication Laboratory of Biomaterials Group, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland (link here)
    • Biofabrication Laboratory at the Research Center E. Paggio, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy (link here)
    • 3d FAB, Université de Lyon, Lyon, France (link here)