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STEPS is a Piemonte regional research project, it is the acronym of Sistemi e Tecnologie per l’EsPlorazione Spaziale (Systems and Tecnlogies for the Space Exploration). 

STEPS has been a very large R&D project (about 20 MEuro) whose leader was Thales Alenia Space. Other partners are part of the project: among them the Politecnico of Turin, the University of Turin, the University of Eastern Piedmont, ALTEC and other qualified SMEs.

This Space project, which lasted for over three years and was co-financed by Piedmont Region using European funds, aimed to study new technologies that may be used in the robotic or human space exploration, with particular attention to Moon and Mars exploration.

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