5, June 2017

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8896
Open Date: 30/05/2017
Closing Date: 06/09/2017 13:00:00


Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.197.02
Prog. Ref.: General Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0600-00 – General Studies
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 100-200 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Mission Operations / Operations Execution / Configuration management, FOP tools, On-board resource checker, …
Ground Segment / Mission Operations / Mission Control / Satellite and Ground Segment Simulators (e.g. simsat, eurosim, etc.)
Techology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESAHQ
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: System, Software & Technology Department
Division: Future Prep. & Strategic Studies Off.
Contract Officer: O’Sullivan, Margaret
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 30/05/2017
Update Reason: Tender issue

Management of large constellation is a very effort intensive task. Without a proper automation concept which is developed from the very beginning and incorporated in the system design, effective automation can hardly be added at the later stage.To achieve sufficient level of automation needed for the management of complex constellations, operational services are required at different application domain levels, for example event driven, action/execution, situational awareness based on multicasting of relant information, exchange of orbital and attitude information, and so on. These services shall be distrubuted across the constellation in space and onthe ground.The CCSDS has been working on a set of new standard application level services, the Mission Operations (MO) Services,that could provide the building block for achieveing an advanced automation concept. These, together with other emerging standards more focused on on-board standardisation, such as CCSDS SOIS and SAVOIR may provide the appropriate means to devise a comprehensive andeffictive Constellation Management.The Galileo Second Generation will be used as a use case, however the result of the activity shall be generic and equally interesting for other constellations, including the emerging mega-constellations.

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