31, May 2018

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9395
Open Date: 28/05/2018
Closing Date: 11/07/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 18.129.10
Prog. Ref.: GSTP Element 1 Dev
Budget Ref.: E/0904-611 – GSTP Element 1 Dev
Special Prov.: CH+PL+CA
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Techology Domains: Automation, Telepresence & Robotics / Automation & Robotics Systems / Manipulation Systems
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Mechanical Engineering Department
Division: Mechatronics and Optics Division
Contract Officer: Jeusset, Benjamin
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 29/05/2018
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

The objective this activity is to develop the key robotic technologies required for the Space Servicing Vehicle (SSV).This activityis part of a set of activities that have the common purpose to develop the key robotic and GNC technologies required for the Space Servicing Vehicle (SSV) which is a multipurpose vehicle (e.g. space tug) capable of conducting active debris removal, in-orbit servicing, in-orbit assembly, and space tugging.This activity will focus on robotic equipment required for SSV, such as the robotic gripper, clamping mechanism, robotic arm, visual servoing system, and the capture and robotic control algorithms together with the associated test beds. The final output is all hardware integrated and tested in a single Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) test demonstrating autonomous capture, rigidisation (arresting of relative motion between chaser and target) and clamping through visual servoing and forcecompliance to achieve a TRL6 of the robotic subsystem.

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