12, March 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10534
Open Date: 05/03/2021
Closing Date: 16/04/2021 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.133.10
Prog. Ref.: GSTP Element 1 Dev
Budget Ref.: E/0904-611 – GSTP Element 1 Dev
Special Prov.: BE+DE+GB
Tender Type: C
Price Range: KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Materials / Metallic
Technology Domains: Structures / Inflatable and Deployable Structures / Joining Technologies / Materials and Processes / Novel Materials and Materials Technology Includes materials not yet used in space but presenting potential interest. / Material Assessment / Materials and Processes / Non-Destructive Inspection
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Mechanical Department
Division: Structure, Mechanisms & Materials Div.
Contract Officer: Reinsoo, Anna
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 05/03/2021
Update Reason: Tender issue

Objective(s) of the Activity: Identify suitable AM material candidate(s), which can be manufactured into sub-assemblies/ assemblies for existing or future Space hardware/ applications. Define the design criteria for the chosen technologies to establish a satisfactory baseline for characterisation. Perform material characterisation of the chosen AM material candidate(s) in the joined configuration with baseline comparison using conventional materials. Apply NDI solutions to evaluate the joint quality for test samples and breadboards/ demonstrators. Optimise the joining process and parameters to improve the joint quality. Validate the final AM, joining and NDI techniques on full scale breadboard/ Demonstrator parts.

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