25, May 2018

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO8803
Open Date: 18/05/2018
Closing Date: 29/06/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 16.197.19
Prog. Ref.: General Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0600-00 – General Studies
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other / Satellites & Probes / System Engineering Software / System Modelling & Simulation / Other
Techology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: System, Software & Technology Department
Division: Future Prep. & Strategic Studies Off.
Contract Officer: Singer, Anze
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 18/05/2018
Update Reason: Tender issue

Manufacturing high end parts for space is a very complex process where many complementary fields of expertise need to be put together. Various entries such as function of the part, material procurement, heritage, availability of manufacturing equipment, dimensional verification methods are used to, eventually, make the part. ESA through its Advance Manufacturing cross cutting initiative hasplaced in perspective the possibilities to improve the manufacturing of parts for space. However, the initiative does not make the link between these technologies and the increase in performances they could induce at part level. This study aims at structuring theapproach to conceive parts taking into consideration all the required fields of expertise to maximise the performances of that part. This approach will be placed in a system perspective i.e. the expected performances will not be evaluated considering the part standing alone but at least within the sub-system it belongs to. Furthermore, the input from other Technical Domains (e.g. thermal, structure, power storage) to assess what additional improvements to the sub-system the part could bring will be addressed.

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