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Perform environmental tests on large spacecraft and aerospace structures

May 21, 2014

Tenders are invited for: Lss tank 1 connection ESA operates a Test Centre at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, a unique place in Europe which is geared to perform environmental tests on large spacecraft and aerospace structures. The Test Centre includes the complete portfolio of test facilities to simulate the environmental conditions which are experienced by a spacecraft during its launch and early operation phase. This includes Europes largest space simulation chamber LSS, a small vacuum chamber with high solar flux simulation VTC 1.5 and other thermal vacuum, mechanical and EMC test facilities. The operation of the thermal vacuum test facilities LSS and VTC1.5 in gaseous mode is currently limited by the pressure available at the existing LN2 tank park. In order to improve the performances of the facilities a tank with a higher operation pressure has been put in place. However this new tank is not yet connected to the facility Nitrogen circuit and thus is not yet in operation. The main objective of this activity is to deliver and install the required hardware, mechanical and electrical, in order to provide full functionality of the new tank. This includes related control systems for the tank filling, pressure regulation and monitoring and LN2 level monitoring from different locations.The second objective is to re-design and adapt some walkways and access provisions around the tank , as well as cable trays to ensure a satisfactory operation and safe access conditions. A third optional objective of the activity is to renew some of the existing hardware in the Nitrogen circuit such as valves and piping which is old and seriously affected by corrosion. Price Range: 100-200 keuro Closing Date: 27/06/2014

Major organization : EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA)

Address : ESA Head Office, 8-10 Rue Mario Nikis, 75738 Paris Cedex 15

Country :France

Email :

Tender notice number : AO7898

Notice type : Tender Notice

Open date : 2014-06-27

Tender documents : T22297288.html

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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