Announcements of ITTs for Alphabus C/D Equipment - Xenon Tank & Xenon Regulator & Helium Tank

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) Xenon tank for Electric Propulsion System


The ITT will address the Xenon tanks 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) Xenon regulator for Electric Propulsion System


The ITT will address the Xenon regulator 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

c) Helium Tank for Chemical Propulsion System


The ITT will address the propellant tanks 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.


Companies interested in bidding for the above mentioned activity should declare their interest by 7 (Helium Tank) or 9 June (Xenon Tank) 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


For detailed information, please refer to the EMITS website (see link on the right).

Event Date

28 May 2004
Published 23 June 2004
Last updated at 23 June 2004 - 00:00