28, September 2015

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8413
Open Date: 25/09/2015
Closing Date: 06/11/2015

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.197.11
Prog. Ref.: General Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0600-00 – General Studies
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Manag
Department: System, Software & Technology Department
Division: Future Prep. & Strategic Studies Off.
Contract Officer: van Hilten, Linda
Last Update Date: 25/09/2015
Update Reason: Tender issue

The increasing presence of space debris poses major threats to current and future satellite missions, especially to those operatingin Low Earth Orbits (LEO). While Large Satellite Integrators are increasingly aware of the impact of space debris mitigation regulations on the spacecraft design, it is found that little awareness is present among the payload manufacturers on such topic. The aimof this activity is to critically investigate the impact of design solutions, material selection, mounting configuration and manufacturing techniques on the demiseability of optical payloads carried by satellites flying in LEO.

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