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Wanted: European commercial cargo service for space stations around Earth

ESA invites European companies to submit proposals for commercial cargo transportation services to and from the International Space Station and future commercial low Earth orbit outposts. A webinar on 15 June 2023 will be held to answer questions. Deadline for an Outline Proposal is 29 June 2023.
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The Commercial Cargo Transportation Initiative provides an ad-hoc partnership/support scheme, whereby private companies receive support from ESA for the development of commercial cargo transportation services to human outposts in LEO. Such services shall specifically target operations with the International Space Station (ISS), as well as future Commercial LEO Destinations (CLD).

The final goal of the Commercial Cargo Transportation Initiative is to execute a demonstration mission delivering a minimum of 2 tons of pressurized cargo to the ISS, as well as safely returning a minimum of 1 ton back to Earth before the end of 2028. The provision of additional capabilities, such as the delivery of unpressurized cargo or more pressurized cargo is not excluded but it is not required. If successful, ESA will follow-up the initiative with actual service contracts.

A webinar on 15 June at 10:00 CEST (09:00 GMT) will be held to answer questions. Tenderers are invited to submit an Outline Proposal before the deadline of June 29, 2023 at 23:59 CEST.


Cecilie Tornøe
Tlf.: +45 72 31 82 84
Email: ct@ufm.dk