ESA Intended Invitation To Tender


AO Number: 1-8793
Program ref.: ARTES 3/4CC Products;ARTES C&G Phase 2 Te;ARTES 3/4 Phase II A
Tender Type: C
Quarter: 163
Tender Status: ISSUED
Price Range: KEURO
Budget Ref.: E/0534-01B - ARTES 3/4CC Products; E/0534-01D - ARTES C&G Phase 2 Te; E/0534-02A - ARTES 3/4 Phase II A
Proc. Prop.: NO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate Telecom & Integrated Applica
Department: Telecom Technologies,Product&Systems Dep
Contract Officer: Germes, Franck
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Techology Domains: RF Systems, Payloads and Technologies / Telecommunication Systems/Subsystems / Telecom Equipment
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Publication Date: 06-SEP-16

The objectives of ARTES Competitiveness Growth are to ensure the readiness of the industry to respond to commercial opportunitiesby focusing the activities on technological innovation in equipment, systems and applications for satellite communication, resultingin products ready for future exploitation within either the commercial or institutional market. The program supports space, groundand applications segments as well as overall system-related activities. The technology phase supports the introduction of new technologies and shall cover activities to mitigate the technical risks of the product development, excluding qualification or industrialization. - The product phase shall cover the development of a product ready for commercial exploitation. This phase shall include qualification (for space) or verification in a non-operational environment (for ground segment) or validation in a satcom system (forapplications). - The demonstration phase shall cover Atlas activities to gain flight heritage, verification activities in the operational environment for ground segment and pilot phases for applications/services validated with relevant users and customers. A dedicated always open Call for Proposal addressing Newcomers is also available answering to the ARTES entry program as part of ARTES CG. The reporting of newcomer activities is embedded within the Technology, Product and Demonstration Phases.