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NASA Planetary Defense Coordination Office Near Earth Objects Observations Partnerships RFI

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Planetary Defense Coordination Office Near Earth Objects Observations Partnerships Request for Information
 
Through this Request for Information (RFI) NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) is soliciting capability statements to identify private sector and philanthropic organizations that could contribute to the Near-Earth Object (NEO) Observations Program. This RFI will be used for planning purposes only and will be internally reviewed. NASA will use the information obtained as a result of this RFI on a non-attribution basis. Responses of up to 10 pages must be submitted by November 13, 2017, via NSPIRES in response to NNH17ZDA009L.
 
The specific objective of this RFI is to seek information on organizations that NASA’s PDCO could partner with to enhance the NEO Observations Program and specific information on their capabilities that could aid in this Survey. For example:
 
Your organization’s specific capabilities (both current or already in development) that could be leveraged to achieve the goals of the NEO Observations (NEOO) Program. Examples include: telescopes with effective aperture diameters, instrumentation specifications, infrared sensors, long range radars with power and resolution, satellite technical information, ground station information, and technical information about related assets your organization controls.
 
Mechanisms that NASA could use to expand collaborative partnership with your organization to detect, track, catalogue, and categorize NEOs. Examples include: public-private partnerships, data sharing agreements, and memoranda of understanding.
 
Previous relevant experience is also of interest. Capability areas that PDCO is interested in include but are not limited to:
 
1.    Data Processing and Management
2.    Detection and Tracking
3.    Follow-Up
4.    Characterization
 
Information on capabilities in these areas or other areas not listed but that could be potentially helpful to PDCO should include information on current capabilities as well as capabilities in development that will be available without any partnership with NASA. Capabilities reported in development should not include any that are contingent on initiation of a partnership with NASA before they could be implemented.
 
Please refer to the full text of this RFI which is posted as a PDF on the NSPIRES web page at NNH17ZDA009L for background information, response guidelines, and other details.
 
Questions concerning this Request for Information should be emailed to Dr. Kelly Fast kelly.e.fast@nasa.gov.
 

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