17, August 2015

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8416 
Open Date: 12/08/2015
Closing Date: 14/10/2015

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.197.07
Prog. Ref.: General Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0600-00 – General Studies
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Manag
Department: System, Software & Technology Department
Division: Future Prep. & Strategic Studies Off.
Contract Officer: Casini, Gian Lorenzo
Last Update Date: 12/08/2015
Update Reason: Tender issue

The Joint IOD mission for Active Debris Removal, called Captare, shall demonstrate the capability of capture and safe re-entry of anon-cooperative free floating satellite in LEO deploying robotic technologies. The main objective is to reduce the risk and pave theway for missions, such as the planned ESA e.Deorbit programme, to remove larger non-cooperative objects, which endanger the sustainability of space applications for the future. The mission consists of a satellite (chaser) that is launched by a small launcher, and an already existing space debris (target). This ITT is focussed on the platform design of the chaser, excluding the robotic payload module.

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