11, May 2015

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8309
Open Date: 08/05/2015
Closing Date: 18/06/2015

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.156.04
Prog. Ref.: EOEP-4 Instr.Pre.Dev
Budget Ref.: E/0091-E4 – EOEP-4 Instr.Pre.Dev
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Earth Observation Projects Department
Division: Instrument Pre-Development Division
Contract Officer: Jeusset, Benjamin
Last Update Date: 08/05/2015
Update Reason: Tender issue

The objective of the proposed procurement is to develop a representative airborne instrument with observation parameters which are translatable to an eventual satellite version. It will consist of a Ku-band, along-track interferometric SAR with two line-of-sightsfor the retrieval of ocean vector surface currents. The main motivation behind the proposed development is to acquire representativedata through campaigns for analysing the quality of retrieved products. The activity encompasses the instrument development, airworthiness certification on an airborne carrier and a functional test flight. Procurement Policy: C(1) = Activity restricted to non-prime contractors (incl. SMEs). For additional information please go to EMITS news “Industrial Policy measures for non-primes, SMEs and R&D entities in ESA programmes”.

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