26, October 2015

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8455
Open Date: 20/10/2015
Closing Date: 14/12/2015

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.164.15
Prog. Ref.: MP- Studies;General Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0401-01 – MP- Studies;E/0600-00 – General Studies
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Science & Robotic Explor.
Department: Future Missions Preparation Office
Division: Advanced Payload and Missions Concepts Office
Contract Officer: Weihert, Beatrice
Last Update Date: 20/10/2015
Update Reason: Tender issue

M4 System Studies. Parallel Phase A contracts. Parallel Phase B1 contracts for the selected M4 mission following the Phase A. The X-ray Imaging Polarimetry Explorer (XIPE) would be the first high sensitivity observatory able to measure the amount and position angle of polarization for a large collection of X-ray sources. The science payload consists of a X-ray telescope assembly built with the following components: a Mirror Assembly; a focal plane assembly using Gas Pixel Detectors (GPD) for measuring the linear polarization of X-ray photons (2-8 keV), and Control Electronics. The Mirror Assembly is constituted of three identical X-ray Wolter-I Mirror Modules each comprising a number of electroformed Nickel mirror shells. The focal plane assembly includes three identical Detector Sets, each comprising: a Gas Pixel Detector, a filter wheel carrying filters and calibration sources, a baffle for straylight shielding, and Back End Electronics which powers and controls the Detection Set.

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