The Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI) invites proposals to develop innovative and scientifically excellent EO mission concepts, directed at strengthening the UK response to the ESA Earth Explorer 11 (EE11) Call for Mission Ideas, in terms of:
- Improving the science credibility of the concept, showing that an SRL of 4 can be achieved by the end of Phase 0 and SRL-5 at the end of Phase A
- Developing a credible mission and satellite design concept, and a high level estimated cost breakdown, which can be supported by industrial verification
- Demonstrating that all mission critical technologies can achieve TRL-5 by the end of the ESA Phase B1
The funding should be used to develop and consolidate the scientific and technology teaming and strengthen the arguments that the mission meets the ESA objectives. The activities should be designed to improve the case for UK-led candidate missions. Proposals into this CEOI Call must be led by a UK PI or Co-PI who intends to submit a proposal into the ESA EE11 Mission Call.
Full proposals are due for submission by noon on 14th August 2020.
All information will be held by UKSA, CEOI and the independent assessors in strict confidence.
Full details of the Open Call are contained in the ‘Announcement of Opportunity’ document, which is available here, together with the other bid documents.
The Call is issued on behalf of the UK Space Agency by the CEOI Partners, who will also manage the selected projects on behalf of the Agency.
For further information on any aspect of the CEOI Call for Proposals for Mission Concept Development Activities for ESA Earth Explorer 11, please contact Chris Brownsword, CEOI Technical Director.