Call for tenders: Space Traffic Management

Apply for this EU call for tenders concerning rules of the road in space, before October 13, 2023.

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The European Commission intends to identify areas for an EU Space Traffic Management legislation and then propose a legislation. This project intends to analyze stakeholders’ needs, and from this, identify relevant rules of the road. It will address the short-term needs to improve the handling of space traffic towards an increase of interoperability by providing concrete coordination standards. It will compile elements of pre-standardization studies with the aim to propose a standard to international fora reinforcing the European position.

Following the acceptance by the European Commission of a proposal from CEN, prepared by the CEN/CLC/JTC 5 ‘Space’ Secretariat, funding is now available for establishing a team of paid experts to deliver Rules of the Road standard. The proposed Project plan is attached. The project plan describes in detail what is expected from the project team, the work plan and milestones and the expertise required for the execution of the task(s). Applications should be submitted using the attached application form by October 13, 2023. Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you are interested by Rules of the Road, please consult the enclosed documentation: