2, November 2018

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9601
Open Date: 01/11/2018
Closing Date: 11/01/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 18.123.09
Prog. Ref.: NMS – Poland
Budget Ref.: E/0907-06 – NMS – Poland
Special Prov.: PL
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Non Space Procurement/Services
Techology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Mechanical Engineering Department
Division: Propulsion & Aerothermodynamics Division
Contract Officer: Binedell, Carla
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 01/11/2018
Update Reason: Tender issue

Currently, the vast majority of dual-seat thruster valves for attitude control systems procured in Europe are coming from suppliers external to Europe. To date, despite the potential European market for such product no European supplier is identified capable to deliver a valve with either similar performance and/or competitive price.Therefore it is considered of strategic interest to developa fast acting thruster valve with two independent mechanical seats compatible with standard propellants: MON, MMH N2H4 at a competitive cost.The objective of the activity is to develop two dual seat thruster valve breadboard: one for a 1N monopropellant dual seat thruster application + one for a 10N bipropellant dual seat thruster application up to TRL4.

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