19, January 2018

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9205
Open Date: 18/01/2018
Closing Date: 01/03/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.18I.04
Prog. Ref.: EOEP-4 EO Prep. Acti;General Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0092-E4 – EOEP-4 EO Prep. Acti;E/0600-00 – General Studies
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / Optical Instruments / Infrared spectroscopy / Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / Optical Instruments / Passive sounders / Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / InfraRed instruments / Telescopes
Techology Domains: System Design & Verification / Mission and System Specification / Requirement Engineering / System Design & Verification / System Analysis and Design / Multidisciplinary Analysis / Mission Operation and Ground Data Systems / Mission Operations / Distributed and Decentralised Operations / Optics / Optical Equipment and Instrument Technology / Spectrometers, Imaging Spectrometers, Radiometers / Optics / Optical System Engineering / Optical Design Performance Evaluation and Analysis
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Division: Future Missions & Instrument Division
Contract Officer: Tchoualack, Cendrine
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 18/01/2018
Update Reason: Tender issue

FORUM is one of the two candidate concepts for the 9th Earth Explorer (EE-9) mission. It is based on a Fourier Transfor Spectrometer to fill a long-standing observation gap of spectral observations from space in the Far InfraRed (FIR) region from 15 to 100 m, with the aim to improve our understanding of climate relevant processes that are active in the FIR such as the water vapour greenhouseeffect, the cirrus cloud greenhouse effect, and the surface emission in high latitude and high altitude regions, and to provide complementary information on the upper tropospheric/lower stratospheric (UTLS) water vapour and temperature profile retrievals comparedto the mid infrared.The procurement in subject includes the phase A system study (with a provision for technology pre-development), and, should FORUM be ultimately selected for mission implementation, the phase B1 that would be executed as a contract rider.Subject to reception of good quality proposals, it is intended to place 2 parallel contracts.The procurement will be open to all economic operators belonging to the ESA Member and Associated States and Canada, participating in EOEP Programme; to date: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom and Canada.”

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