25, August 2017

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9052
Open Date: 22/08/2017
Closing Date: 17/10/2017 13:00:00


Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.197.08
Prog. Ref.: General Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0600-00 – General Studies
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Orbital Transportation & Re-entry Systems / Structures / Modules structures / Cargo, Separation and distancing, Launch Escape System, Re-entry Module, …
Techology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: System, Software & Technology Department
Division: Future Prep. & Strategic Studies Off.
Contract Officer: Hendriline Hertzog
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 22/08/2017
Update Reason: Tender issue

The competitive study implements the phase-A feasibility and requirements study for one of the elements of the Human Lunar Surface Demonstrator Mission. The element to be studied is a lunar ascent vehicle that should act as a demonstrator vehicle in preparation for human missions. It will also carry samples. The mission of the ascent vehicle is to launch from the lunar surface and rendezvous with the Deep Space Gateway in the Moon’s orbit, where it will be berthed. In the study, the contractor is to trade various design options based on a consolidated requirements set as approved by the Mission Definition Review. The project management documentation as required by the European Cooperation for Space Standardisation, as well as a phase-A requirements set on system level are required deliverables.

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