25, August 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-10980
Open Date: 13/08/2021 17:23 CEST
Closing Date: 24/09/2021 13:00 CEST

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 this activity is to integrate and extend ESA’s PROOF capabilities into the DMF framework to support missiondesigners in the detectability and trackability requirements verification. It will include extensions to the functionality of PROOFsuch as an assessment how well objects can be catalogued and a new detection model to account for complex spacecraft models.

Directorate: Directorate of Operations
Estabilishment: ESOC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: 100-200 KEURO
Authorised Contact Person: Sabine Roettger
Initiating Service: OPS-SD
IP Measure: N/A
Prog. Reference: E/0700-14 – Flight Dynamics Syst
Tender Type: Open Competition
Technology Keywords: 11-B-I-Debris and Meteoroid Environment Models
Products Keywords: 4-A-4-Other

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