22, June 2017

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO9006
Open Date: 14/06/2017
Closing Date: 17/08/2017 13:00:00


Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.118.01
Prog. Ref.: General Studies;SSA P3 Lagrange Miss
Budget Ref.: E/0600-00 – General Studies;E/0716-02 – SSA P3 Lagrange Miss
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Techology Domains: Spacecraft Environments and Effects / Space Weather / Space Weather Monitoring Technology
Establishment: ESOC
Department: SSA Preparatory Programme Office
Division: Space Situational Awareness Programme Office
Contract Officer: Rodriguez Perulero, Marta
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 20/06/2017
Update Reason: Modified a Clarification(English version) 2

Within the Space Situational Awareness Programme (SSA), ESA has initiated the assessment of two missions currently considered for implementation to enable enhanced space weather monitoring capabilities of ESA. These missions utilise the positioning of satellites at the Lagrangian points L1 and L5. These Phase 0 or Pre-Phase A mission studies are completed and the PHASE A/B1 studies are now planned to be initiated with a focus on the L5 mission. The LAGRANGE mission to L5 considers four remote sensing optical instruments and several in-situ instruments to analyse the Sun, the energetic particle streams, the magnetic field and solar wind conditions, in order to provide early warnings of increased solar activity. The objective is to identify and mitigate potential threats to society and the ground, airborne and space based infrastructures. For the system studies two parallel contracts are foreseen to be implemented. The feasibility study will address all aspects as required by the development rules of ESA including spacecraft, launcher, maturisation and detailing of mission analysis, and the ground segment configuration. Activities for the instrumentation will be restricted to the interface determination (electrical, mechanical, thermal, structural, environmental), the accommodation exercise, and the spacecraft performance simulation as necessary to verify the instrument requirements. Two in parallel running studies are foreseen to be initiated for the remote sensing and the in-situ measurement instrument packages. Phase B1 studies will derive the preliminary system definition and the generation of the technical requirements specifications and necessary data packages needed to start the potential mission implementation. The Phase A studies will be funded by GSP and the Phase B1 studies by the SSA Programme. For the B1 studies, all economic operators may contribute whose registered seat is located in member states participating in the SSA Programme,and who have indicated their wish to participate in the Lagrange Segment. Those countries are: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. Other countries participating in the SSA Programme may opt in for this ITT before its release.

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