15, December 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-11071
Open Date: 29/11/2021 07:41 CEST
Closing Date: 21/02/2022 13:00 CEST

In complement to the Agency’s Lunar Communications and Navigation Services (LCNS) Phase A/B1 system study, this activity will provide an detailed assessment of the critical technologies associated with the Navigation Payloads on-board the future lunar orbiting satellites, whose main function is to provide additional navigation signals from lunar orbit to future cis-lunar users (e.g. moon orbiters, moon landing/ascent and moon surface operations). The activity aims to develop an Elegant BreadBoard (EBB), including all critical functionalities of the future payload flight models. This EBB should provide a good indication/reference of the achievable performance for this payload and of the associated mass/power/thermal/size/environmental and interface requirements, as well as confirming the compliance against the LCNS system concept and system performance allocated to the navigation payload. This activity will also define the specifications for the navigation antenna.

Estabilishment: ESTEC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Authorised Contact Person: Giulia Pratesi
Initiating Service: NAV-PNI
IP Measure: N/A
Prog. Reference: E/0365-40 – NAVISP Phase 2 E1
Tender Type: Open Competition
Open To Tenderers From: AT+BE+CH+CZ+DK+EL+FI+GB+HU+IT+NL+NO+RO+SE
Technology Keywords: 6-D-IV-Navigation Payloads
Products Keywords: 2-L-2-a-X-band, S-Band, Ka band,… / Near Earth application, Deep space application,…/ Platform vs Payload

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