The UK Space Agency is contributing to the scheme providing greater flexibility for non-staff costs. The maximum contribution that can be requested from ESA and the UKSA is 90K euros over a period of 3 years for a PhD and 60 K in case of a 2-year Post Doc. The ESA contribution will not exceed 30K euros in any one calendar year. The period of ESA funding will not exceed 3 years in total. The funding part contributed by UKSA will be awarded according to UKSA rules. On ESA side, E3P (European Exploration Envelop program )/ExPERT (Exploration Preparation, Research and Technology) will be the funding program.