8, March 2019

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9658
Open Date: 06/03/2019
Closing Date: 01/05/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 18.164.08
Prog. Ref.: MP- Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0401-01 – MP- Studies
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other / Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / InfraRed instruments / Telescopes, ¿
Techology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Science
Department: Future Missions Office
Contract Officer: Weihert, Beatrice
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 06/03/2019
Update Reason: Tender issue

SPICA, the Space Infrared telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics, is a mid and far-infrared space observatory with a large actively cooled telescope. SPICA is one of the M5 candidate missions in the Science Programme. It is proposed as an ESA-led mission with a substantial JAXA contribution. The overall objective of the Phase A SPICA Telescope Assembly study is to achieve critical progress towards the definition of the telescope, including relevant interfaces, and define a preliminary development and verification plan, including cost estimates.

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