16, November 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10515
Open Date: 12/11/2020
Closing Date: 21/01/2021 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.133.09
Prog. Ref.: GSTP Element 1 Dev
Budget Ref.: E/0904-611 – GSTP Element 1 Dev
Special Prov.: DE+IT+GB+CH
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Launchers / Propulsion / Liquid propulsion systems / Satellites & Probes / Electronics / EEE Components / Other / Satellites & Probes / Materials / Metallic / Satellites & Probes / Propulsion / Chemical Propulsion / Chemical Propulsion Systems / Satellites & Probes / Thermal Control / Heat Transport / Other HPs
Technology Domains: Materials and Processes / Materials Processes / Advanced Materials Manufacture / Propulsion / Chemical Propulsion Technologies / Liquid Propulsion Systems
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Mechanical Department
Division: Structure, Mechanisms & Materials Div.
Contract Officer: Reinsoo, Anna
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 12/11/2020
Update Reason: Tender issue

Objective(s) of the Activity: The objective of this activity is to develop an end-to-end process chain for additively manufacturingCu or Cu alloys for space applications, with a particular focus on chemical propulsion. The required work shall include: A review of Cu/Cu alloys space applications and their related manufacturing processes. Down-selection of two Cu alloys for further development, one of them targeted at a chemical propulsion application (the Cu alloys for the two selected applications shall be different). Development of end-to-end AM process chain for both selected Cu alloys. Design maturation for both applications. Production of AMVTP for both selected Cu alloys. Production of hardware (samples, breadboards, demonstrators). Critical evaluation of development and potential future developments.

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