NASA Solicitation: Development of an On-Orbit Robotic Servicing Capability for Spacecraft

Status Report From: Goddard Space Flight Center
Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011

image Synopsis - Nov 03, 2011


Posted on Nov 03, 2011

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNG12FA82-RFI
Posted Date: Nov 03, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Nov 03, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Jan 04, 2012
Current Response Date: Jan 04, 2012
Classification Code: B -- Special studies and analysis - not R and D
NAICS Code: 541990 - All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 210.S, Greenbelt, MD 20771



Maintaining existing and growing commercial, governmental, and national security orbital assets indicates a need for extending the development and dissemination of on-orbit robotic servicing capabilities for existing and future spacecraft. NASA acknowledges that the commercial satellite industry has the proven capability to finance, design, develop, integrate, operate and own complex satellite systems. NASA is also aware that some in the industry are interested in providing satellite servicing as a commercial service. NASA seeks suggestions on methods for the agency to energize/stimulate/enable the development of a domestic and commercial capability in robotic satellite servicing.

NASA is soliciting information through this RFI to gather market research to assist NASA in developing strategies for supporting the development and dissemination of on-orbit robotic servicing capabilities for existing and future spacecraft, particularly including strategies involving collaboration with private domestic entities that leverage the Government's existing intellectual property, technological resources, and expertise in this area. NASA does not intend to establish a Government operated on-orbit satellite servicing capacity but rather to foster the creation of a domestic capability which may meet both future Government and non-government needs. Satellite servicing capabilities may include satellite recovery, repair, relocation, refueling, inspection, subsystem or component replacement, or other services that extend the life or capabilities of on-orbit assets.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only and does not constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will take procurement action in this matter. Further, neither NASA, nor the Government will be responsible for any costs incurred in furnishing this information.

The complete RFI document can be found in the attached file described as, "SSCO RFI".

Point of Contact

Name: Dean S Patterson
Title: Procurement Manager
Phone: 301-286-8085
Fax: 301-286-1670

Name: Claudia Canales
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 301-286-5990
Fax: 301-286-1670

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