22, December 2017

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9061
Open Date: 15/12/2017
Closing Date: 15/02/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.118.09
Prog. Ref.: SSA P3 Space Surveil
Budget Ref.: E/0716-04 – SSA P3 Space Surveil
Special Prov.: AT+CH+CZ+DE+FI+NO+PL+RO+SE+GB
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Ground Station / Ground Station Monitoring & Control
Techology Domains: Space Debris / Ground- and Space-based Debris and Meteoroid Measurements / In situ Radar and Optical Measurements of Debris and Meteoroids
Establishment: ESOC
Directorate: Directorate of Operations
Department: Space Situational Awareness Programme Of
Contract Officer: Rodriguez Perulero, Marta
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 15/12/2017
Update Reason: Tender issue

This activity will support the deployment of interfaces to existing robotic telescopes and demonstrate the robustness of remote automated operation. Two half-metre class telescopes on robotic mounts have been integrated in the frame of a technology development programme. Following an in-factory qualification programme, under human supervision and involving commercial, off-the-shelf processingsoftware, for full-end autonomy and robustness testing, the support of the deployment to suitable sites is the task of this activity. The deployment will ensure adequate service level agreements with the site operator and dual use by the SST and NEO segments. Thedeployment and test programme will be conducted in two steps, starting with semi-staffed operations (casual first- and second-line maintenance by a person on site) followed by full autonomous operations. Further robotic telescopes shall be considered as well. Forall considered sensors, this activity will characterise the availability, optimise the monitoring and control efforts and associated interface definitions and characterise the performance envelope.

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