ESA Intended Invitation To Tender

18.154.26


Title: EXPRO+ NAVISP-EL1-025: MULTI-SENSOR, MULTI-SYSTEM FOR SPACE PNT APPLICATIONS
AO Number: 1-9624
Program ref.: NAVISP Element 1
Tender Type: C
Quarter: 184
Tender Status: ISSUED
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Budget Ref.: E/0365-10 - NAVISP Element 1
Special Prov.: AT+BE+CZ+DE+DK+FI+FR+NO+RO+CH+GB+NL
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Navigation
Department: Strategy and Programme Department
Division: NAVISP Programme Office
Contract Officer: Papaioannou, Maria
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Techology Domains: System Design & Verification / Mission and System Specification / Specification Methods and Tools
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Publication Date: 05-NOV-18

The objective is to develop a multi sensor, multi system, PNT system which will help automate the orbit raising and/or docking of space vehicles while employing Electric Propulsion. The activity helps significantly in the area of Space Servicing where closeproximity approaches are required allowing inspection. In particular, visual inspections of a failed or failing satellite (to assessthe tumbling) or docking to a failed satellite in order to push it to a graveyard orbit.The use of hybrid GNSS unit that incorporates a low power Inertial Navigation System and potentially other sensor capabilities (eg millimetre wave radar/lidar, Stereo cameras, ..etc), provides a mechanism through which control can be fully or highly autonomous for close manoeuvre in combination with methodologies for modulating electric thrusters.This activity shall also consider MEO, GEO, Lunar transfer and Lunar orbit scenarios. The activity shall also identify the critical technologies necessary for such missions and the development status.