NASA RFI: Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon released

Status Report From: NASA Science Mission Directorate
Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020

Solicitation Number: NNH20ZDA007L

Release Date: April 10, 2020

Response Date: May 11, 2020


NASA is soliciting input to assist the Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration in the Science Mission Directorate in planning the development of investigations on the lunar surface to be delivered by the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program. This Request for Information (RFI), entitled “Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM),” seeks information on investigation components from U. S. organizations that address the science goals of any of the four SMD divisions (Planetary, Earth Science, Heliophysics, Astrophysics) as well as Strategic Knowledge Gaps of the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), program goals of the Space Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications (SLPSRA) division of HEOMD, and any technology demonstration goals of the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) that advance capabilities for science, exploration, or commercial development of and from the Moon.   


The full text of the RFI and response instructions can be found at:{8A4B5803-AF22-1C12-B9B1-1A0DEB015EE8}&path=&method=init


Submission of RFI responses must be submitted through the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES).  Responses that contain proprietary, EAR, ITAR, or other sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information shall be clearly marked accordingly. Responses shall not include Classified information.


Questions concerning this Request for Information may be addressed to:


Primary: Brad Bailey, Program Scientist, Exploration Science Strategy and Integration Office, Science Mission Directorate


Secondary: Kevin Sato, Program Scientist (Acting), Space Life and Physical Science Research and Applications Division, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate


Please e-mail all questions to:, (subject line to read "PRISM RFI").

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