8, January 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10599
Open Date: 16/12/2020
Closing Date: 10/02/2021 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.155.18
Prog. Ref.: EarthScience Block 4
Budget Ref.: E/A105-01 – EarthScience Block 4
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / On-board Data Management / On Board Data Management / Other
Technology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Science, Applications & Climate Dep.
Division: Earth and Mission Sciences Division
Contract Officer: Doblas, Ana
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 22/12/2020
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

The foundation of the S6-JTEX study is the detection, characterisation, mitigation and exploitation of differences, discrepancies and measurement features captured in the Level 1 and Level 2 products available from Sentinel6-Michael Freilich (S6-MF), Jason-3 and other satellite, in situ and model data. The S6-JTEX project is designed to perform a first end-to-end (E2E) analysis and scientific exploitation of S6-MF measurements using 18 months of early mission data fully encompassing the Tandem flight opportunity with Jason-3. S6-JTEX will demonstrate the capability of S6-MF data through scientific exploitation of the mission during tandem phase with Jason-3 and 6-months of nominal orbit operations. The project will be achieved by analysing S6-MF and Jason-3 data together with other satellite and in situ measurements. The Objectives for the S6-JTEX study are: OBJ-1: Document, justify, and prioritise innovative scientific studies that exploit the capabilities offered by S6-MF for new potential products and applications. OBJ-2: Prepare and or adapt science tools to access, store serve to the science community and process data to be used during the study.OBJ-3: Compile , quality control, document and maintain an open access multi-satellite and on-ground Fiducial Reference Measurement (FRM) data set to address the S6-JTEX aim and objectives. OBJ-3: Identify, characterise, confirm and conduct scientific analyses to mitigate discrepancies between S6-MF, Jason-3 and investigate their origin to reduce uncertainties.OBJ-4: Develop innovative scientific studies that exploit the capabilities offered by S6-MF for new potential products and applications. OBJ-5: Prepare and submit ten ScientificJournal articles reporting the results of the S6-JTEX study. OBJ-6: Coordinate activities, results and outcomes from the study withESA, S6VT and other relevant bodies during S6-JTEX study.OBJ-7: Develop lessons learned and advice on potential Sentinel-6 tandem activities to S6VT and other relevant bodies. The study will be conducted over a 24-month period.

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