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Slovak companies and research and development institutions can participate in ESA – European Space Agency tenders. To view these prompts, you need to register with the ESA STAR Registration System.

The Slovak Republic has been a member of the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) since 2006. EUMETSAT calls (so-called Invitation To Tender) are open to Slovak entities. It is necessary to create a profile in the EUMITS tender system to participate in the projects mentioned below.

Further references on existing opportunities for Slovak entities are listed below.

DISPLAY CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES:

PRE-PHASE A/PHASE A SYSTEM STUDY OF AN APOPHIS MISSION, 1-11659, deadline: TBC

ACTIONABLE INFORMATION FOR APPLICATONS IN GEOSS (ACTIN4APPS), 1-11583, deadline: 17.02.2023

SATELLITE SERVICE SUPPORT FOR COPERNICUS JULY 2023 – DEC 2027 PROCUREMENT WORK PLAN V1.12 WP ITEM H2.3.2/2023/001 POST-LAUNCH SPACECRAFT ENGINEERING SUPPORT, 1-11670, deadline: TBC

EO PLATFORM INTEROPERABLE BUILDING BLOCK EVOLUTION FRAMEWORK – COORDINATION, 1-11691, deadline: TBC

HE-ESA-005 – STAGE 1 – ENGINEERING SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT OF UNIFIED GNSS AND 5G/6G TESTBED FOR ENHANCED PNT, 1-11687, deadline: TBC

HE-ESA-007 – STAGE 1 – EGNOS DATA COLLECTION SEGMENT ENABLING TECHNOLOGY, 1-11708, deadline: TBC

Destination Earth DESP Use Cases selection – Round 1, 23.RHES.005, deadline: TBC

CSC Data Processors Re-engineering – Sentinel 1-2-3 Level 0 Processors, 23.CISI.001, deadline: TBC

HE-ESA-008 – STAGE 1 – EGNOS SYSTEM TEST-BED: DFMC SYSTEM DEMONSTRATOR PLATFORM (DSD-P) AND EXPERIMENTATION SUPPORT, 1-11718, deadline: TBC

GSTP ELEMENT 1: DEVELOP: PREPARATION OF ENABLING SPACE TECHNOLOGIES AND BUILDING BLOCKS – STANDARD CALL FOR PROPOSAL, 4-40002, deadline: 31.12.2024

CLOSE TO REAL-TIME REGIONAL SHIP DETECTION USE CASE DEMONSTRATOR, 1-11692, deadline: TBC

ADRIOS: IN ORBIT SERVICING (IOS) FIXED CALL FOR PROPOSAL, 5-50010, deadline: TBC

STANDARD CALL FOR PROPOSAL FOR CO-SPONSORED RESEARCH ACTIVITIES, 4-40005, deadline: TBC

FLEX DATA INNOVATION AND SCIENCE CLUSTER (DISC), 1-11684, deadline: TBC

PRE-PHASE A/PHASE A SYSTEM STUDY OF AN APOPHIS MISSION, 1-11659, deadline: 9.5.2023

CSC Data Processors Re-engineering – Level-1 and Level-2 Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 Optical Processors, 22.CISI.001, deadline: 6.4.2023

NETWORK OF RESOURCES – COORDINATION 2023-2026 – SPONSORING AND INTEROPERABILITY 2024-2025 AND 2023 BRIDGING, 1-11738, deadline: TBC

S2P P2 S2-NA-01 SPACE WEATHER NANOSATELLITES CONSOLIDATION STUDY (EXPRO+), 1-11733, deadline: TBC

23/225570, Procurement of Library Journals’ Subscriptions, deadline: 10 May 2023

23/225574, System Engineering Service for the Programme Preparation and Development Department, deadline: 25 Apr 2023

23/225580, External Palo Alto Firewall, Support and Subscriptions, deadline: 24 Apr 2023

23/280, User Portal and Web Content Service, deadline: 21 Apr 2023

23/225153, Identity and Access Management implementation Service, deadline: 14 Apr 2023

22/225091, Hosted Processing Service, deadline: 11 Apr 2023

22/224875, Sentinel-3 Satellite Simulator Maintenance Service, deadline: 06 Apr 2023

23/282, Announcement of Opportunity for the Positions of the EUMETSAT Ombudsman and his/her Alternate, deadline: 04 Apr 2023

Celkovým cieľom projektu COSMOS4HE je podporiť profesionalizáciu služieb poskytovaných národnými kontaktnými bodmi v tematickej oblasti kozmického priestoru (kozmické NCP) a poskytovať ďalšie služby na úrovni EÚ a mimo nej. Rozšírením kompetencií a znalostí národných kontaktných bodov pre oblasť kozmického priestoru sa zlepšia služby národných kontaktných bodov,  čo následne prispeje k zvýšeniu kvality návrhov a zníženiu vstupných bariér pre nových žiadateľov. Osobitný dôraz sa bude klásť na rozšírenie účasti. Aj keď je zameraný primárne na prepájanie a profesionalizáciu národných kontaktných bodov, informácie na webe budú prínosné aj pre potenciálnych uchádzačov vo vesmírnych výzvach Horizontu Európa. Link na web.

The European Space Agency (ESA) invites individuals and teams to join the #OrbitalAI Challenge where they can showcase their innovative solutions for in-orbit data processing. ESA wants to create an ecosystem of Earth observation applications through edge computing in space. The challenge aims to drive progress in earth sustainability, business, industry, and science by leveraging the latest technology in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Earth Observation (EO). The #OrbitalAI Challenge offers an opportunity to harness the full power of AI and cloud computing in space and for space science and applications. It provides an insight into how much this new capability could shape future space missions, data value chains, and new business models. Two teams will get the opportunity to have their solutions running onboard the Φsat-2 mission, meaning that their solution will be launched into space and have an in-orbit demonstration for their concept! Who can participate? Any person, start-up, or large enterprise with an innovative mindset and ideas is invited to join this track of the OrbitalAI Challenge. Find more information here.

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and its Space University Administrative Committee (SUAC) in cooperation with the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) are pleased to announce the second edition of the Space Universities CubeSat Challenge (SUCC 2.0) for a Free Launch of a CubeSat aboard a Chinese launcher and deployment from Chinese Space Station! Applications must be submitted to IAF at award@iafastro.org by 15 June 2023 (documents must be in English). Visit the official SUCC 2.0 webpage for more information!

ESA v rámci svojho programu FutureEO-1 Segment-2 oznamuje príležitosť pre vedcov z komunity pozorovania Zeme (EO) v členských štátoch ESA a v Kanade, Litve, Slovinsku a Slovensku, pripraviť návrhy nápadov, ktoré sa vyhodnotia ako potenciálne misie pre Earth Explorer 12. Tieto misie poskytnú údaje, pomocou ktorých sa bude vykonávať výskum v oblasti pozorovania Zeme a/alebo demonštrovať potenciál nových inovatívnych techník EO, ktoré sú relevantné pre vedeckú komunitu aj pre komunitu používateľov orientovaných na aplikácie. Informácie o výzve, podporné dokumenty a odkaz pre zasielanie Letter of intent (deadline 28.4.2023) nájdete na stránke ESA Earth observation propsal system. Dokument s podrobným opisom výzvy a jej častí (pravidlá, plánovaný rozpočet, obsah Letter of intent, obsah návrhu misie, kritériá výberu návrhu, podmienky hodnotenia, harmonogram atď.) nájdete v tomto dokumente.

RSCy2023 – The Organizing Committee of the ‘Ninth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment’ invite you to join us in Cyprus on 3-5 April, 2023 to network with leading experts in the field of Remote Sensing and Geo-information. The conference will take place in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. The Conference is under the auspices of H.E. the Deputy Minister for Research, Innovation and Digital Policy. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS.

SPACEMON 2023 – The ESA Space Environments and Effects section (TEC-EPS), the Space Safety Programme (S2P) and the Space Environments and Effects Network of Technical Competences (SEENoTC) invites colleagues to the Space Environment Monitoring Workshop (SPACEMON) to be held on 15th to 17th of May 2023 in ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands. Nominally, presentations will be limited to European submissions or European-led activities, the call for abstracts is now open and abstracts can be submitted via this website. The deadline for submission is: 23rdof March 2023 1700CET. In order to register and submit an abstract colleagues will need to first be registered on ESA’s Indico system.

The Industrial Coordinator shall help arrange Company Visits (CV) to assess the national capabilities and the current status of Space related activities in the Country, and exchange information on companies and entities, available training courses and possible ITT opportunities, in order to promote the growth of the Slovak Space industry and aid the ESA Slovak delegation in the collection and dissemination of related information within Slovakia. This expert person shall act as a key point of contact between ESA and the Slovak companies/entities and shall be responsible for the all the aforementioned tasks. For more information, visit the esa-star Publication System.



If you need any assistance regarding the above mentioned opportunities, please reach out to us at spaceoffice@sario.sk