18, October 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-10942
Open Date: 20/09/2021 16:30 CEST
Closing Date: 16/11/2021 13:00 CEST

Objective(s) of the Activity: The objective of this activity is to consolidate a requirement specification based on market and future mission needs, then to assess the suitability of existing (non-space qualified) European tribology free pump solutions based on magnetic bearings. This comprises in the first project phase a design, risk and cost assessment and identification of re-design needs of an existing COTS product (e.g. technical needs such as launch loads and potential programmatic needs etc.). In the second project phase this comprises design activities (for the pump and its magnetic bearing), a simulation campaign and testing of the COTS product. The activity aims to move from TRL 2 to TRL 4 for the pump and its magnetic bearing. The way towards higher TRL shall be outlined in a development roadmap.

Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. Quality
Estabilishment: ESTEC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Authorised Contact Person: Maximilian Garre
Initiating Service: TEC-MSM
IP Measure: N/A
Prog. Reference: E/0901-01 – Technology Developme
Tender Type: Open Competition
Technology Keywords: 15-A-V-Guiding Technologies / 21-A-III-Mechanically-Pumped Two-Phase Loops / 21-A-IV-Mechanically-Pumped Single-Phase Loops
Products Keywords: 2-D-1-g-Other

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