Announcement of ITTs for AlphaBus - Equipments for phase C/D - SADM & Litium Ion Batteries

The Alcatel space/EADS Astrium Joint AlphaBus Project Team in its role as system responsible for AlphaBus, is in the process of issuing competitive Invitations to Tender for the following activities.

a) SADM (mechanism part)


The ITT will address the Solar Array Drive Mechanismes needed for Alphabus and include the following elements:

- Development and qualification for the Alphabus product line,
- Procurement of a protoflight model set and
- Long-term agreements for the Alphabus commercial phase

b) Lithium Ion Batteries


The ITT will address the Lithium ion Batteries needed for Alphabus and include the following elements:


- Development and qualification for the Alphabus product line,
- Procurement of a protoflight model set and
- Long-term agreements for the Alphabus commercial phase


The selected bidder will become part of the industrial consortium for the Alphabus phase C/D and subsequent contracts related to the production of Alphabus based Telecommunication satellites.


Alphabus is the industrial programme for the development of a generic line of large platforms. Alcatel Space and EADS Astrium are cooperating to develop and market Alphabus with the objective to compete successfully on the global commercial sitcom market. The objective of the phase C/D programme is to establish the Alphabus product line and to procure its first flight model.

The Alcatel/Astrium Alphabus Joined Project Team (JPT) are issuing a number of equipment Invitations to Tender (ITTs) to select equipment providers for the build-up of the industrial consortium for the phase C/D programme.

Generic information on the conditions related to Alphabus equipment bids can be found in the general EMITS announcement for the Alphabus Phase C/D Equipments Selection.

Companies interested in bidding for the above mentioned activity should declare their interest by 29 June 2004 to:

Mr Frédéric Juchet
Contracts Officer
Alcatel Space
Telephone: + 33 4 92 28 91 76
Telefax: + 33 4 92 92 30 30
Email : frederic.juchet@space.alcatel.fr

Copies of this declaration of interest should be sent in parallel to:

Mr. W. Engels
Contract Officer ESA
Telephone: + 33 5 61 28 19 04
Telefax:: + 33 5 61 28 28 66
Email : Wilhelm.engels@esa.int

Event Date

19 June 2004
Published 23 June 2004
Last updated at 23 June 2004 - 00:00