Status Report

NASA Presolicitation Notice: University Nanosat Program AFOSR BAA 2003-2

By SpaceRef Editor
November 5, 2002
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General Information

  • Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
  • Solicitation Number: AFOSR-BAA-2003-2
  • Posted Date: Nov 04, 2002
  • Original Response Date: Dec 02, 2002
  • Original Archive Date: Dec 17, 2002
  • Current Archive Date:
  • Classification Code: A — Research & Development

Contracting Office Address

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, AFOSR – Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 4015 Wilson Blvd Room 713, Arlington, VA, 22203-1954


AFOSR, in conjunction with the AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/VS), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), announces a program to promote the education of future spacecraft systems engineers, at the university level, motivate/sustain related research on targeted technologies by focusing on the development of small satellites (nanosats) or flight experiments, and inspire the interest of students, below the university level, for careers in space. The primary outcome of individual projects funded under this program is the design, fabrication and functional testing of a nanosat. Secondary objectives are to foster research in enabling technologies for nanosats and the design of experiments that can be performed by nanosats in orbit. The AIAA will sponsor a program competition developed to select a small number of nanosat designs, for space launch and operation, from the universities chosen to participate. AFRL/VS and GSFC will work actively with program participants to promote space-worthy design and fabrication needed to prepare spacecraft for launch. See Numbered Note 26.

Original Point of Contact

Harry Haraldsen, Chief Policy & Support Division (Location Adminstrator), Phone 703.696.5994, Fax 703.696.9733, Email

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