8, August 2014

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO7460
Open Date: 28/03/2013
Closing Date: 14/06/2013

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 13.1QM.01
Prog. Ref.: TRP Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 – TRP
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 100-200 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Manag
Department: Product Assurance and Safety Department
Division: Materials & Components Technology Divisi
Contract Officer: Christian Pages
Last Update Date: 15/04/2013
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

Materials used on launcher stages are at the best inert or possibly have adverse effects to the environment after return on ground.Environmental impact can be improved per design with the potential to: – Introduce positive effects to the environment in case the materials serve as biological nutrient – Improve costs as possible commercial solutions are developed primarily for the mass market Some materials applications on launchers are a promising target because the life-time is very limited, including storage under very controlled conditions, and short atmospheric exposure. The aim of this activity is to – Identify promising target applications (e.g.the external ESD paint) – Develop for each application on small scale an alternative biodegradable materials solution – Test thecompliance with adequate launcher requirements – Demonstrate ecological and economic benefit.

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