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ATHENA PHASE-A SYSTEM STUDY FOR A LARGE X-RAY TELESCOPEESA Open Invitation To Tender [FR] AO8232

on 18 March 2015

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8232
Open Date: 11/03/2015
Closing Date: 06/05/2015

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.164.06
Prog. Ref.: MP- Studies;General Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0401-01 - MP- Studies;E/0600-00 - General Studies
Special Prov.: B+DK+F+D+I+NL+E+S+CH+GB+IRL+A+N+FIN+POR+GR+LUX+CZ+RO+PL+CDN
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: 13/03/2015
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

This ITT concerns the Phase-A industrial system study for the Cosmic Vision L2 mission candidate, ATHENA (large X-ray telescope operating at Lagrange Point 2). This mission is targeted for the Cosmic Vision L2 flight opportunity in 2028. The industrial system study will consist of parallel contracts with a duration of 30 months and will cover the following objectives: - The technical definition of the spacecraft, including: design, modelling, concept of operations; - Contribution to the preliminary definition of spacecraft interfaces to the X-IFU and WFI instruments, Operational Ground Segment, Launch Segment, and Mirror Modules; - The identificationand consolidation of critical spacecraft technology activities and pre-developments to be implemented for securing the 2028 launch slot; - The spacecraft risk analysis including mitigation options; - The consolidation of the spacecraft requirements and their decomposition down to the 2nd-tier of the Product Tree (spacecraft subsystem level); - The preliminary identification of potential subcontractors in the implementation phase for the spacecraft development; - The preliminary development and verification plan, and the elaboration of a baseline spacecraft development schedule (including payload constraints); - The programmatic assessments, includingrisk analysis and industrial costs for the various options; - Support of the Preliminary Requirements Review (PRR).

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