4, January 2019

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9624
Open Date: 21/12/2018
Closing Date: 18/02/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 18.154.26
Prog. Ref.: NAVISP Element 1
Budget Ref.: E/0365-10 – NAVISP Element 1
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Techology Domains: System Design & Verification / Mission and System Specification / Specification Methods and Tools
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Navigation
Department: Strategy and Programme Department
Division: NAVISP Programme Office
Contract Officer: Papaioannou, Maria
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 21/12/2018
Update Reason: Tender issue

The objective is to develop a multi sensor, multi system, PNT system which will help automate the orbit raising and/or docking of space vehicles while employing Electric Propulsion. The activity helps significantly in the area of Space Servicing where closeproximity approaches are required allowing inspection. In particular, visual inspections of a failed or failing satellite (to assessthe tumbling) or docking to a failed satellite in order to push it to a graveyard orbit.The use of hybrid GNSS unit that incorporates a low power Inertial Navigation System and potentially other sensor capabilities (eg millimetre wave radar/lidar, Stereo cameras, ..etc), provides a mechanism through which control can be fully or highly autonomous for close manoeuvre in combination with methodologies for modulating electric thrusters.This activity shall also consider MEO, GEO, Lunar transfer and Lunar orbit scenarios. The activity shall also identify the critical technologies necessary for such missions and the development status.

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