Open Letter From NASA to the GEO Satellite Community

Status Report From: Goddard Space Flight Center
Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012

Open Letter From NASA to the GEO Satellite Community

Synopsis - Dec 06, 2012

NASA Cooperative Servicing Aids Letter - Posted on Dec 06, 2012

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNG13FA86-S
Posted Date: Dec 06, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Dec 06, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: N/A
Classification Code: A -- Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541990
Set-Aside Code:

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA is releasing an open letter to the geosynchronous satellite community encouraging discussion on proposed "cooperative servicing aids," features that could be incorporated into new satellites to facilitate future on-orbit servicing.

The letter was written in response to requests following NASA's 2012 Second International Workshop on On-Orbit Satellite Servicing.

To foster discussion, the letter includes a list of proposed cooperative servicing aids. Suggestions range from low-impact activities such as imaging the spacecraft on the ground at the same wavelength the on-orbit rendezvous sensor would be using, to more involved activities such as adding a standardized docking feature to a satellite during its build phase.

The full letter with proposed list of cooperative servicing aids can be found in the attached file described as "NASA Cooperative Servicing Aids Letter."

Point of Contact

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

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

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