22, February 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10653
Open Date: 15/02/2021
Closing Date: 19/04/2021 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 21.118.03
Prog. Ref.: Flight Dynamics Syst
Budget Ref.: E/0700-14 – Flight Dynamics Syst
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 100-200 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Mission Operations / Other
Technology Domains: Space Debris / Modelling and Risk Analysis / Debris and Meteoroid Environment Models
Establishment: ESOC
Directorate: Directorate of Operations
Department: Space Safety Programme Office
Division: Space Debris Office
Contract Officer: Roettger, Sabine
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 15/02/2021
Update Reason: Tender issue

Any space mission is operated in an environment that is recognised as a commonly shared resource among nations and operators world-wide. In that sense, a mission today cannot be designed without taking into account its interaction with the environment but also the impact on other missions. The proliferation of space debris is a growing concern, which led to the establishment of space debris reference models by different agencies already a few decades ago, with the European reference being the Meteoroid And Space debris Terrestrial Environment Reference (MASTER) model. Those developments were followed by software exploiting that knowledge to address design problems related to space debris mitigation. In 2004, ESA released the first version of its Debris Risk Assessment and Mitigation Analysis (DRAMA) tool suite. In 2020 the development started a Debris Mitigation Facility (DMF) aimed at a single unified set of software tools and procedures in view of the Agency’s requirements and international regulation when it comes to space debris mitigation. The objective of the activity, part of the DMF track, is to develop specific extensions to existing space debris analysis modules to make them fit for use in view of updated space debris mitigation requirements and changing technologies. This will includes·Integration of a suitable 6-Degree-of-Freedom (DOF) simulator which at least covers the main attitude motions in the foreseen context, including accounting for moveable parts·Augment existing analysis modules to enable the usage of attitude motion descriptions.·Estimation of drag and solar radiation coefficients for a given object model and attitude law.·Improve disposal analyses based on attitude modes for different disposal techniques and exploitation of force model resonance conditions.·Improve environment awareness including the crossing of protected regions and operational altitudes of major satellite constellations.

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