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on 21 July 2022

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-11443
Open Date: 20/07/2022 17:18 CEST
Closing Date: 03/10/2022 13:00 CEST

SAGA, the Security And cryptoGrAphic Project, is a satellite-based space segment for a Quantum Key Distribution network. The European Commission is currently exploring the development of a secure European Quantum Communication Infrastructure (EuroQCI), to protect the EU's sensitive data and digital infrastructures and securely exchange sensitive information across the Member States. SAGA will design, develop and demonstrate the concept and all required technologies for the EuroQCI Space Segment. In particular, SAGA will: Design, develop and demonstrate a first pre-operational system; Derive and validate the operational concepts; Validate and test pre-operational satellites; Plan LEO/MEO/GEO implementation; Interface between space and ground stations and (central) mission operation center (for the satellites and the ground stations).

Directorate: Directorate Telecom Integrated Applica
Estabilishment: ESTEC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Authorised Contact Person: Audrey Ferreol
Initiating Service: TIA-T
IP Measure: N/A
Prog. Reference: E/0533-16A - 4S-SAGA
Tender Type: Open Competition
Open To Tenderers From: AT+CH+CZ+DE+FR+GB+IT+LU+NL+PL+RO
Technology Keywords: 8-A-I-Specification Methods and Tools / 8-A-II-Requirement Engineering / 8-C-II-Multidisciplinary Analysis / 12-A-III-Microwave and Optical Active/Passive Systems / 16-A-I-Overall Optical System Definition, Design and Engineering
Products Keywords: 2-G-1-a-Optical terminals / 2-G-1.1-c-Laser sources, modulators / 2-H-1-b-Optical Parts (lenses, beam-splitters,...) / 2-I-1-c-Microwave radiometers / 2-I-3-f-Optical Telescopes

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