23, May 2016

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8638
Open Date: 11/05/2016
Closing Date: 22/06/2016 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 16.1MS.02
Prog. Ref.: ISS Biol.Sub.-ELIPS4
Budget Ref.: E/0144-01D – ISS Biol.Sub.-ELIPS4
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / Optical Instruments / Imaging spectrometers
Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / Optical Instruments / Infrared spectroscopy
Technology Domains: Optics / Optical Equipment and Instrument Technology / Spectrometers, Imaging Spectrometers, Radiometers
Life & Physical Sciences / Instrumentation in Support of Life Sciences / Imaging Diagnostics and Image Treatment Technologies
Establishment: ESTEC
Department: Development Department
Contract Officer: Tenho, Annika
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 11/05/2016
Update Reason: Tender issue

The EXOBIOLOGY Facility is the new ESA facility developed for supporting exobiology experiments on the ISS. As outcome of the ILSRA2009 exercise, seven experiments, namely BIOSIGN, MASE-in-Space, ICEcube, RISE, GENESISS, EXOcube and OREOcube, have been selected for implementation and therefore will be accommodated on the EXOBIOLOGY Facility. More in detail, the experiments EXOcube, ICEcube and OREOcube will require in-situ measurement with the use of an UV-Vis Spectrometer. To prepare for the development of the EXOBIOLOGY facility, ground units of the UV-Vis spectrometer will be studied, manufactured and tested as precursor of the flight units to be installed in the EXOBIOLOGY facility.

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