12, April 2019

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9681
Open Date: 08/04/2019
Closing Date: 27/05/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 19.112.02
Prog. Ref.: Operations Core Func
Budget Ref.: E/E008-01 – Operations Core Func
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Mission Operations / Mission Control / Flight Dynamics Systems and Mission Analysis
Techology Domains: Flight Dynamics and GNSS / Flight Dynamics (FD) / Advanced Flight Dynamics Processes and Tools
Establishment: ESOC
Directorate: Directorate of Operations
Department: Ground Systems Eng. & Innovation Dept.
Division: Flight Dynamics Division
Contract Officer: Rodriguez Perulero, Marta
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 08/04/2019
Update Reason: Tender issue

This activity aims to adapt the existing Flight Dynamics software infrastructure for orbit determination and propagation to supportSentinel operations, in preparation for the C D models of the Sentinel-1, -2 and -3 missions. Initially, the intention is to implement part of the user layer on top of the new orbit facility being developed in the Flight Dynamics Division, to fulfill the Sentinel mission requirements; and to write a new orbit propagator for test and validation purposes, in line with the new orbit determination facility and the existing test and validation infrastructure.This intended ITT will be published on EMITS under the following reference numbers AIRN number 19.112.02 and AO number: 1-9681. This ITT is funded by the Copernicus Programme and will be open exclusively to economic operators that have their registered office in an EU Member State or Iceland or Norway. The European Space Agency (ESA) will make the ITT (Cover Letter, Statement of Work, Special Conditions of Tender, Draft Contract) available on its tendering website (EMITS and on its dedicated Copernicus server ( order to access the ITT package from EMITS, a Tenderer must be registered as a potential ESA Tenderer.Any potential Tenderers wishing to register with ESA as a potential Tenderer is requested to complete the online questionnaire on the esa-star registration website: While the registration process is underway, Tenderers may access the ITT package through ESAs dedicated Copernicus server, which is accessible at: are informed, however, that before submitting a proposal they must at least have completed the light registration as described in the following esa-star Registration Manual: information on the registration process can be found on the Industry Portal pages available at:

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