Partnership Opportunity Document for Edison Small Satellite Technology Demonstration Missions

Status Report From: Goddard Space Flight Center
Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012

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General Information

Solicitation Number: 2012-590
Posted Date: Apr 20, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Apr 20, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Apr 27, 2012
Current Response Date: Apr 27, 2012
Classification Code: A -- Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712
Set-Aside Code:

Contracting Office Address

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


National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA)Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is considering multiple missions on Cubesat-class platforms to conduct technology demonstrations, which advance the technology readiness level (TRL) of these systems. Systems providing novel in-space primary propulsion as well as spacecraft to ground communication and spacecraft to spacecraft communication cross-links for Cubesats are of interest.

GSFC teams will be submitting proposals to the Edison Small Satellite Technology Demonstration (Edison) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) in May 2012.

The following is estimated based on the Edison BAA:

Proposal due May 23, 2012 Selection July 2012 (Target) Award Date September 2012 (Target)

This partnership opportunity is being issued to select teaming partners to do proposal mission studies and to help prepare the GSFC Edison candidate mission concepts for the full proposal submittal; and to provide a TRL 5 system should the mission be selected for flight.

* GSFC is interested in finding partners for micro-propulsion subsystems for Cubesat-class spacecraft.

* In addition, GSFC is also looking for communications technology that meets small spacecraft resource constraints.

For the portion of this partnership opportunity dealing with the preparation of the full Edison proposal there will be no exchange of funds between the teaming partners. Funding will be available upon selection.

Point of Contact

Name: Nylsevalis Ortiz-Collazo
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 301-286-2387
Fax: 301-286-1670

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