Press Release

NASA Sustainable Land Imaging Architecture Study Industry and Partner Day

By SpaceRef Editor
August 28, 2013
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Synopsis – Aug 27, 2013

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Solicitation Number: NNH13ZDA015L
Posted Date: Aug 27, 2013
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Original Response Date: Sep 18, 2013
Current Response Date: Sep 18, 2013
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
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Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771


Event: NASA’s Sustainable Land Imaging Architecture Study Industry and Partner Day Time: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. EDT Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Location: NASA Headquarters James E. Webb Auditorium, 300 E Street, SW, Washington, D.C. Registration: Go to to register for this event. Capacity Note: Onsite-attendance will be limited by seating capacity.

On September 18, NASA will host an event in which leadership from NASA and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) will provide details about NASA’s Sustainable Land Imaging Architecture Study to design and implement a spaceborne system to provide global, continuous Landsat-quality multispectral and thermal infrared measurements for at least the next 25 years. To spur innovation and increase efficiencies, the study will identify and evaluate a range of solutions including large and small dedicated spacecraft, formation flying, hosted instruments, and integration of other land imaging data sets, as available, as well as possible international and private sector collaborations. The study will include careful consideration of the current and future planned ground system capabilities provided by the established USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. The study must recognize that lowering the system’s cost to the nation is an important goal, and that implementing a system that stays within the allocated budget is an essential programmatic requirement for the U.S. government. We will describe our upcoming planning timeline and identify opportunities and processes for providing input into our planning. This is a notice of a meeting, not a solicitation of any kind. Following this public forum, NASA will release a Request for Information (RFI) to seek new ideas for mission elements and describe the process for submitting your ideas so that NASA/USGS teams may consider your innovative solutions.


1:00-1:30 Check-in

1:30-1:45 Opening – Stephen Volz, Associate Director for Flight Programs NASA Earth Science Division

1:45-2:00 Welcome – Robert Lightfoot (invited) NASA Associate Administrator

2:00-2:15 White House Perspective – Tammy Dickinson (invited) Principal Assistant Director for Environment and Energy Office of Science and Technology Policy

2:15-2:45 USGS Landsat Program Overview – Sarah Ryker, Deputy Associate Director, Climate and Land Use Change U.S. Geological Survey

2:45-3:15 NASA Sustainable Land Imaging Program – Michael Freilich, Director, NASA Earth Science Division

3:15-3:45 Study Implementation Plan – David Jarrett, Program Executive, NASA Earth Science Division

3:45-4:30 Q&A – Stephen Volz

Point of Contact

Name: David Jarrett
Title: Program Executive NASA Earth Science
Phone: 202-358-1705
Fax: 202-358-2770

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