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ATHENA - MAGNETIC DIVERTER

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9058
Open Date: 28/07/2017
Closing Date: 22/09/2017 13:00:00

 

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.164.06
Prog. Ref.: CTP - General
Budget Ref.: E/0401-01B - CTP - General
Special Prov.: CZ
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / Instruments ¿ BB
Techology Domains: Optics / Optical Component Technology and Materials / Mirror and Telescope Technologies
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Science
Department: Future Missions Office
Contract Officer: Weihert, Beatrice
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Last Update Date: 31/07/2017
Update Reason: Modified the Statement of Work (English version)

To design and realise a demonstrator model for the ATHENA magnetic diverter system, and verify performance, manufacturability, and environmental compliance.A magnetic diverter is needed to prevent charged particles entering the ATHENA telescope through the mirror from reaching the focal planes with energies in the measurement band (0.2 - 15 keV). Initial study of the magnetic diverter for ATHENA has resulted in selection of a twin Halbach array located ~1m<>1.6m from the focal planes, composed of high- strength neodymium magnets, totalling ~100 kg in mass.

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