NASA Small Lunar Surface Payload Request for Information (RFI)

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Solicitation Number: NNH17ZCQ001L
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Office: Headquarters
Location: HQ Code 210.H

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Sources Sought

Added: Nov 01, 2016 7:59 am

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) is seeking information on the availability of small payloads that could be delivered to the Moon as early as the 2017-2020 timeframe using U.S. commercial lunar cargo transportation service providers. Multiple U.S. companies are developing robotic lunar landing capabilities and have expressed plans to provide commercial cargo delivery services to the Moon in the near future. Information on lunar payloads that could be launched as early as 2017 would be valuable to NASA as it works to understand the potential role of the Moon in future exploration activities. Payloads of interest should address one or more of NASA's lunar exploration Strategic Knowledge Gaps (SKGs) or other agency strategic objectives. Responses to this Request for Information (RFI) are sought broadly from U.S. industry, universities, and non-profit organizations, NASA Centers (including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and other U.S. government agencies, and these will be used by NASA for planning and acquisition strategy development.

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