ESA Intended Invitation To Tender


AO Number: 1-8673
Program ref.: PECS Slovakia
Tender Type: C
Tender Status: ISSUED
Price Range: KEURO
Budget Ref.: E/0908-09 - PECS Slovakia
Proc. Prop.: NO
Special Prov.: SK
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Ind, Proc. & Legal Aff.
Department: Industrial Policy Department
Division: Off. for Impl. of Policies with new M.S.
Products: Launchers / Avionics / Power Storage, Conditioning and Distribution - BB / Current and voltage sensors and limiters
Launchers / Avionics / Power Storage, Conditioning and Distribution - BB / Other
Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / Instruments BB
Satellites & Probes / Thermal Control / Thermal control - C&P / Insulators and refractive materials (MLI, ...)
Ground Segment / Ground Station / F&T equipment / H-Masers
Technology Domains: Flight Dynamics and GNSS / Flight Dynamics (FD) / Mission Analysis and Trajectory Design
Thermal / Cryogenics and Refrigeration / Refrigeration and Heat Pumps
Thermal / Cryogenics and Refrigeration / Sub-Kelvin Coolers
Materials and Processes / Cleanliness and Sterilisation / Contamination Modelling and Lifetime Prediction of Material Behaviour
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Publication Date: 17-MAY-16

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic invite you to submit an Outline Proposal in the frame of PECS. The subject of this Call is exclusively for: a)Flight Hardware activities related to ESA's missions, in the form of payloads or its sub-systems, or satellite-platform technologies and sensors, or to generic technologies with potential for re-use (the start TRL shall be at least 3 and the target TRL shall be at least 5); b)Research and Development activities (including technology demonstrations, industrial processes and their qualification/certification) leading to products (hardware or software) or to generic technologies with potential for re-use (the start TRL shall be at least 2 and the target TRL shall be 4 or below); c)Space applications, products and services making use of space infrastructure that is already existing or scheduled for operation in the near term (the start TRL shall be at least 4). d)Preparatory activities (paper studies, e.g. feasibility studies, user requirements or market surveys) to support national competitiveness related to ESA programmes (optional or mandatory); e)Awareness and education activities: raise awareness about space technologies and their practical application (including demonstration activities in secondary education institutions and science centres); increase young people's motivation to choose space related education and industry as a career.