Status Report

JPL Coring Tool In Support of the Mars Science Laboratory Spacecraft Request for Information

By SpaceRef Editor
August 3, 2005
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General Information

Document Type: Sources Sought Notice
Solicitation Number: MJ-05-15
Posted Date: Aug 02, 2005
Original Response Date: Aug 12, 2005
Current Response Date: Aug 12, 2005
Original Archive Date: Aug 02, 2006
Current Archive Date: Aug 02, 2006
Classification Code: 18 — Space vehicles
Naics Code: 336419 — Other Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing

Contracting Office Address

NASA Management Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109


The California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Caltech/JPL), operating under a prime contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), seeks responses to a Request for Information (RFI) for a Coring Tool in support of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft. All organizations are invited to submit a proposal. BACKGROUND: JPL, located in Pasadena, California, will be selecting a source for the design, fabrication, test, product assurance, performance, and environmental test of a coring tool to acquire and collect in-situ rock samples as part of the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft to be launched in 2009. WHO MAY PROPOSE? This opportunity is open to educational institutions; Nonprofit, nonacademic organizations (i.e., a private or government supported research lab, university consortium, museum, observatory, etc.); Industry; NASA Centers including JPL; Other government agencies (i.e., any non-NASA, U.S. federal executive agency, national laboratory or federally funded research and development center (FFRDC); and any Non-U.S. organizations (on a no-exchange-of-funds basis with capabilities and interest to conduct advanced technology development). RFP WEBSITE: An electronic RFI can be accessed at RESPONSES: All responses to the RFI are due no later than Friday, August 12, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. PDT. JPL POINT OF CONTACT: All communications pertaining to this RFI shall be directed to Michael Jacobs, Subcontracts Manager at (818) 354-4168 or via email:

Point of Contact

Mary Helen Ruiz, JPL Business Opportunities Office, Phone (818) 354-7532, Fax (818) 393-1746, Email

Email your questions to Mary Helen Ruiz at

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