30, April 2018

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9333
Open Date: 25/04/2018
Closing Date: 07/06/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 18.1MS.04
Prog. Ref.: DSH Complt Bart.E3P1
Budget Ref.: E/0171-01Q – DSH Complt Bart.E3P1
Tender Type: C
Price Range: < 50 KEURO
Products: Orbital Transportation & Re-entry Systems / Thermal Control / Thermal Control – BB / Other
Techology Domains: Thermal / Heat Transport Technology / Mechanically-Pumped Single-Phase Loops
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Dir of Human & Robotic Exploration Prog.
Department: Exploration Group
Division: Exploration Systems Team
Contract Officer: Elena Grashchenkova
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 25/04/2018
Update Reason: Tender issue

In recent discussions arising from the DSG Check-point review with NASA, a few technical areas have been identified for detailed investigations, laboratory tests, or screening assessments, aiming to reduce the mass and complexity of the potential ESA elements, and in the long term, for a more sustainable architecture for human exploration elements beyond LEO, and not necessarily the DSG. Thecurrent set of cold plates on the ESA Columbus laboratory module of the International Space Station have their origin in the cold plates that were developed for Spacelab (see RD1) and also used for the European Retrievable Carrier, Eureca. Considering the very challenging requirements on all subsystems to meet stringent mass targets for human exploration missions beyond LEO, there is a stronginterest to have a design with the needed performance but at a lower mass.

If you wish to access the documents related to the Invitation to Tender, you have to log in to the ESA Portal.