23, May 2016

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8623
Open Date: 12/05/2016
Closing Date: 23/06/2016 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 16.129.08
Prog. Ref.: TRP
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 – TRP
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 50-100 KEURO
Products: Launchers / Materials / Composite Materials / Matrix Structure: Others
Technology Domains: Environmental Control & Life Support (ECLS) and In Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU) / ECLS / Regenerative Life Support
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Manag
Department: Mechanical Engineering Department
Division: Mechatronics and Optics Division
Contract Officer: Doorman, Michala
Industrial Policy Measure: C1 – Activities in open competition limited to the non-Larg…
Last Update Date: 12/05/2016
Update Reason: Tender issue

Clean space target a limitation of the environmental impact on Earth ecosystem from space activities. This limitation implies a reasonable understanding of the effect of the space activities on local ecosystem (i.e. ecotoxicology), as well as aiming ideally, for a biodegradation of residual waste. Although a large number of activities have already initiated to perform a proper Life Cycle assessment, this activity will investigate how the impact on deep sea ecosystem analysis can be performed .This activity considers the first stage: Phase 1: A systematic and scientifically based approach is required to first list and characterize the different deep-sea ecosystems. Based on this preliminary characterization, main synergies, key functions and boundaries conditions will be identified. Then, critical issues will be identified and scientific feasibility will be evaluated and a roadmap proposed. Procurement Policy: C(1) = Activity restricted to non-prime contractors (incl. SMEs). For additional information please go to EMITS news “Industrial Policy measures for non-primes, SMEs and RD entities in ESA programmes”.

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