26, June 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10365
Open Date: 25/06/2020
Closing Date: 28/08/2020 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.112.13
Prog. Ref.: Technology Developme
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 – Technology Developme
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Mission Operations / Mission Control / Operational Support (POD, GNSS, DDOR, …) / Ground Segment / Development and Construction of Space Segment / Assembly Integration and Test / Other
Technology Domains: Space System Software / Ground Segment Software
Establishment: ESOC
Directorate: Directorate of Operations
Department: Ground Systems Eng. & Innovation Dept.
Contract Officer: Roettger, Sabine
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 25/06/2020
Update Reason: Tender issue

Space mission integration and testing activities between space and ground segments are today decoupled, based on different simulation facilities in different environments. Indeed, although most elements and building blocks are separately available, currently no coherent environment exists to perform an initial setup at space mission level. A number of technology and organisational solutions need to be achieved (e.g. Security, performance, synchronisation) such that, favored by the convergence of the related test environments, functionalities would benefit from more coherent, more representative and better coordinated activities.The activity encompasses the following tasks:- Assess the existing interfaces between Space and Ground Segment reference facilities and their representativeness- Assess suitability of available technologies (e.g. Network and systems scanning)- Identify elements to be digitalized to complete a space mission comprehensive AIT environment- Derive an approach to support File based Operation missions (EO use case follow-on activity and Euclid)- Implement space and ground segments pilot digital twins with suitable architecture, required protocols and interfaces with automated security breach assessment (Euclid use case)- Evaluate the benefits, gaps and areas for further development/follow-up/operational use.The result of this activity will:- lead to a reduction of potential errors after delivery andrelated time for anomaly resolutions affecting space missions,- facilitate Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT) cooperation across sites / domains and also with industry- reduce security risk- produce a prototype of space and ground segment digital twins tosupport model based (AIT)

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