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ATHENA: PREPARATION OF COATED X-RAY MIRROR PLATE PRODUCTION

on 15 June 2015

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8285
Open Date: 11/06/2015
Closing Date: 23/07/2015

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.164.09
Prog. Ref.: CTP - General
Budget Ref.: E/0401-01B - CTP - General
Special Prov.: BE+DK+FR+DE+IT+NL+ES+SE+CH+GB+IE+AT+NO+FI+PT+GR+LU+CZ+RO+PL
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Science & Robotic Explor.
Department: Future Missions Preparation Office
Contract Officer: Weihert, Beatrice
Last Update Date: 11/06/2015
Update Reason: Tender issue

This activity shall address the development of a second source of coated X-ray mirror plates suitable for stacking. For the implementation phase of the Athena mission, it is anticipated that a second source of coated Silicon Pore Optic (SPO) mirror plates will be required. The aim of this activity is to develop a second source meeting the requirements of Athena. In this activity the required mirror plate production facilities will be set-up in dedicated clean-rooms, and the production of coated mirror plates fully meeting the requirements of the Athena mission will be demonstrated. The facilities shall include the equipment for dicing, wedging, laser marking identification, cleaning and coating. The associated infrastructure (provision of clean water, process chemicals etc.), containers, materials, etc. shall also be addressed.

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