14, July 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10425
Open Date: 14/07/2020
Closing Date: 09/10/2020 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.1TI.04
Prog. Ref.: 4S-SAGA
Budget Ref.: E/0533-16A – 4S-SAGA
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Optical Communication / Optical Comm. / Optical terminals / Satellites & Probes / Optical Communication / Optical Comm ¿ BB / Laser sources, modulators / Satellites & Probes / Parts / Mechanical, Optical and Magnetic parts / Optical Parts (lenses, beam-splitters, …) / Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / RF and microwave Instruments / Microwave radiometers / Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / Optical Instruments / Optical Telescopes
Technology Domains: System Design & Verification / Mission and System Specification / Requirement Engineering / System Design & Verification / Mission and System Specification / Specification Methods and Tools / System Design & Verification / System Analysis and Design / Multidisciplinary Analysis / Ground Station Systems and Networks / Ground Station System / Microwave and Optical Active/Passive Systems
Optics / Optical System Engineering / Overall Optical System Definition, Design and Engineering
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate Telecom & Integrated Applica
Department: Telecom Technologies,Product&Systems Dep
Division: Institutional and European Programme Off
Contract Officer: Mezzadri, Monica
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 14/07/2020
Update Reason: Tender issue

SAGA, the Security And cryptoGrAphic Project, is a satellite-based space segment for a Quantum Key Distribution network. The European Commission is currently exploring the development of a secure European Quantum Communication Infrastructure (EuroQCI), to protectthe EUs sensitive data and digital infrastructures and securely exchange sensitive information across the Member States. SAGA willdesign, develop and demonstrate the concept and all required technologies for the EuroQCI Space Segment. In particular, SAGA will: Design, develop and demonstrate a first pre-operational system; Derive and validate the operational concepts; Validate and test pre-operational satellites; Plan LEO/MEO/GEO implementation; Interface between space and ground stations and (central) mission operation center (for the satellites and the ground stations).

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