3, December 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10398
Open Date: 01/12/2020
Closing Date: 25/01/2021 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.112.14
Prog. Ref.: GSTP Element 1 Dev
Budget Ref.: E/0904-611 – GSTP Element 1 Dev
Special Prov.: DE
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Mission Operations / Mission Control / Engineering Support (GS S/W dev. and maintenance, …)
Technology Domains: Mission Operation and Ground Data Systems / Ground Data Systems / Mission Control System, Automation, Mission Planning, Simulators and Station M&C and Data Centre Architecture and Technologies
Establishment: ESOC
Directorate: Directorate of Operations
Department: Ground Systems Eng. & Innovation Dept.
Division: Mission Ops. Data Systems Division
Contract Officer: Rodriguez Perulero, Marta
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 01/12/2020
Update Reason: Tender issue

The objective of this activity is to create a S/W framework that allows a safeexploitation of AI technologies within mission automationDescription: Most Automation systems deployed for spacecraft operations are simple,deterministic and highly reliable. They are mostly designed to do repetitive tasksbased on deterministic events. They use to halt the operation in case of unexpectedanomalies giving back control to the operators for manual intervention. Nextgeneration of satellites are being built with increasing on-board autonomy and insome cases are becoming part of constellations. Classical way of operations, whereevery single satellite is operated by a team, with different teams managing thedifferent subsystems and the ground segment, will not fit either technically orcommercially in such a future environment.

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