28, February 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10243
Open Date: 18/02/2020
Closing Date: 31/03/2020 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.197.02
Prog. Ref.: Preparation Element
Budget Ref.: E/0600-05 – Preparation Element
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Technology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Systems Department
Division: Adv. Concepts & Studies Office
Contract Officer: Casini, Gian Lorenzo
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 18/02/2020
Update Reason: Tender issue

The objective of this activity is to provide the Agency with an assessment of the state-of-the-art of Mars landing modules (with different payload configurations) using ESA/European technologies having maximum heritage or TRL, plus lessons learned from development and measured flight performances, of these and other missions for which relevant information is available.The contractor shall consider one of two classes of lander, selected based on their own flown heritage: – Small Surface Station, based on airbag-assisted landing, or – Medium Surface Station, 2.4 m diameter aeroshell with propulsive landing. The contractor shall assume a spin-stabilised delivery from a Carrier Module shortly before Mars arrival, followed by ballistic entry.

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