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SPACECRAFT STAR TRACKER FOR ESA PARTICIPATION TO THE NASA WFIRST MISSION

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10078
Open Date: 23/01/2020
Closing Date: 19/03/2020 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 19.164.09
Prog. Ref.: Coop.Act. WFRIST
Budget Ref.: E/0419-20 - Coop.Act. WFRIST
Special Prov.: AT+BE+CH+CZ+DE+DK+EE+ES+FI+FR+GR+HU+IE+IT+LU+NL+NO+PL+PT+RO+SE+GB
Tender Type: C
Products: Satellites & Probes / AOCS & GNC / Sensors / Star Trackers
Technology Domains: Space System Control / AOCS/GNC Sensors and Actuators / AOCS/GNC Optical Sensors
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Science
Department: Future Missions Office
Contract Officer: Weihert, Beatrice
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Last Update Date: 23/01/2020
Update Reason: Tender issue

The ESA Science Programme will contribute to the NASA WFIRST mission. The WFIRST mission is NASAs next flagship mission in Astrophysics, The missions scientific goals cover a range of disciplines, in particular the study of dark energy and the study of exoplanets. ESAs contributions to WFIRST include the star tracker for the WFIRST spacecraft. The Star Tracker onboard WFIRST is used as a sensor to provide attitude for the engagement of the main mission sensor, the Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS). The required performance fits within the capability of several models of existing European equipment.

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