19, January 2018

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9204
Open Date: 18/01/2018
Closing Date: 01/03/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.18I.05
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 / RF and microwave Instruments / Altimeters / Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / RF and microwave Instruments / Other (Scatterometers,..)
Techology Domains: RF Systems, Payloads and Technologies / RF Payloads / EO Instruments / System Design & Verification / Mission and System Specification / Requirement Engineering / System Design & Verification / System Analysis and Design / Design and Simulation / System Design & Verification / System Analysis and Design / Multidisciplinary 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

SKIM is one of the two candidate concepts for the 9th Earth Explorer (EE-9) mission. It is based on a Doppler radar technique, and provides direct measurements of ocean surface current vectors and directional wave spectra over a wide-swath. The aim of the missionis to improve our understanding of vertical and horizontal oceansurface dynamics and air-sea interaction over the global ocean andinland seas at high spatial resolution. Because the ocean surface is the interface between ocean, the atmosphere and land, ocean surface currents and waves play a fundamental role transporting energy, mass, heat, momentum and water between Earth System componentsvia the hydrological and bio-geo-chemical cycles. The procurement in subject includes the phase A system study (with a provision for technology pre-development), and, should SKIM 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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