12, February 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10655
Open Date: 12/02/2021
Closing Date: 25/03/2021 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 21.18I.01
Prog. Ref.: FoundConcept Block 1
Budget Ref.: E/A104-01 – FoundConcept Block 1
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / InfraRed instruments / Telescopes, ¿
Technology Domains: System Design & Verification / System Analysis and Design / Design and Simulation
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Division: Future Missions & Instrument Division
Contract Officer: Doblas, Ana
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 12/02/2021
Update Reason: Tender issue

HARMONY is a candidate concept for the 10th Earth Explorer (EE-10) mission. HARMONY aims at observing small-scale motion and deformation fields of the ocean surface, glaciers and ice sheets, and solid Earth. HARMONY consists of two bistatic passive Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) receive-only satellites, including an optical payload, flying in distant formation with Copernicus Sentinel-1. In parallel with the phase A system study, ESA will procure two activities for relevant end-to-end simulators, one to address the performance of the ocean products and one to address the performance of the optical products. End-to-end simulators for the interferometric land products are available from previous activities, and will be re-used for Harmony as part of the science activities. The procurement in subject includes the Harmony End to End Performance Simulator for the optical products (HEEPS/OPTI). Subject to receptionof good quality proposals, it is intended to place a single contract.

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