27, October 2017

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9133
Open Date: 26/10/2017
Closing Date: 21/12/2017 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.156.14
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 spectrometers
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: Aupetit, Irene
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 26/10/2017
Update Reason: Tender issue

The HyperSpectral Imaging Mission aims to complement Copernicuas observations with an imaging spectroscopy observational capabilityfor products, applications and services supporting the management of natural resources and related policies by providing detailed observations of key properties of terrestrial surface, inland water bodies and coastal regions. For raw material resources applications, only a hyperspectral imager with contiguous bands can provide the spectral signatures in the Visible, Near Infrared and Short Wave Infrared (VNIR and SWIR), needed to identify and separate observed minerals, rocks and soils and their chemical composition. This is also the case for identifying and monitoring of mining operations and mine-waste management activities. The hyperspectral imagingmission thus aims to augment the Copernicus space component with precise spectroscopic measurements to derive quantitative surfacecharacteristics supporting the monitoring, implementation and improvement of a range of policies in the domain of raw materials, agriculture, soils, food security, biodiversity, environmental degradation and hazards, inland and coastal waters, snow, forestry and the urban environment. Subject to good quality proposals it is the intention to place 2 parallel contracts. Phase A/B1 will be fundedby 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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