6, November 2017

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9131
Open Date: 31/10/2017
Closing Date: 02/01/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.156.12
Prog. Ref.: CSC Ev.Instr.Mod.;Fut.Mis.Prep.
Budget Ref.: E/E101-E5 – CSC Ev.Instr.Mod.;E/E104-E5 – Fut.Mis.Prep.
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / Optical Instruments / Imaging radiometers
Techology Domains: Optics / Optical Equipment and Instrument Technology / Spectrometers, Imaging Spectrometers, Radiometers
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Earth Observation Projects Department
Division: Copernicus Space Comp Space Segment Prog
Contract Officer: Wesolowski, Szymon
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 31/10/2017
Update Reason: Tender issue

Surface temperature is already being observed from space with thermal-infrared (TIR) sensors, however at spatio-temporal resolutions insufficient for many applications and services including agriculture.This mission shall be able to complement the current visible (VIS) and near-infrared (NIR) Copernicus observations with high spatio-temporal resolution Thermal Infrared observations over land and coastal regions in support of agriculture management services and possibly a range of additional services. Subject to good quality proposals it is the intention to place 2 parallel contracts. Phase A/B1 will be funded by the fifth slice (EOEP-5) of the Earth Observation Envelope Programme, which is an optional programme of the Agency. Therefore the procurement will be open to all economic operators belonging to the ESA Member and Associated States and Canada, participating in said EOEP-5 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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