24, March 2015

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8246
Open Date: 23/03/2015
Closing Date: 18/05/2015

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 14.138.02
Prog. Ref.: GSTP Period 6 E1 PRJ
Budget Ref.: E/0904-611 – GSTP Period 6 E1 PRJ
Special Prov.: B+D+I+S+POR+PL+CDN
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Manag
Department: System, Software & Technology Department
Division: Systems and Cost Engineering Division
Contract Officer: Casini, Gian Lorenzo
Last Update Date: 23/03/2015
Update Reason: Tender issue

The e.deorbit mission objective is to – Remove a single large ESA-owned Space Debris from the LEO protected zones. The mission consists of a satellite (chaser) that is launched by a small or medium launcher, performs a rendezvous with the ESA-owned debris (target), captures and removes the target from the LEO protected zone by means of de-orbiting it into the atmosphere. The objectives of thisactivity are to advance the design to a detailed design level, i.e. phase B1 and prepare the requirements for the System Requirements Review. The design shall focus on mitigation of: the collision risk between the chaser and target, casualty risk on-ground, risk of unsuccessful capture, risk of debris generation and schedule risk, while keeping the platform cost within a predefined target.

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