ESA Intended Invitation To Tender

18.164.08


Title: SPICA TELESCOPE ASSEMBLY PHASE A (M5)
AO Number: 1-9658
Program ref.: MP- Studies
Tender Type: C
Quarter: 191
Tender Status: COMPLETED
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Budget Ref.: E/0401-01 - MP- Studies
Proc. Prop.: DIPC
Special Prov.: AT+BE+CH+CZ+DE+DK+EE+ES+FI+FR+GB+GR+HU+IE+IT+LU+NL+NO+PL+PT+RO+SE
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Science
Department: Future Missions Office
Contract Officer: Weihert, Beatrice
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / InfraRed instruments / Telescopes,
Technology Domains: Others
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Publication Date: 03-DEC-18

SPICA, the Space Infrared telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics, is a mid and far-infrared space observatory with a large actively cooled telescope. SPICA is one of the M5 candidate missions in the Science Programme. It is proposed as an ESA-led mission with a substantial JAXA contribution. The overall objective of the Phase A SPICA Telescope Assembly study is to achieve critical progress towards the definition of the telescope, including relevant interfaces, and define a preliminary development and verification plan, including cost estimates.