Status Report

NASA SMD Heliophysics Data Environment RFI

By SpaceRef Editor
October 15, 2021
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Solicitation Number:  NNH22ZDA003L

Release Date: October 15, 2021

Response Date: January 31, 2022


The Heliophysics Division (HPD) seeks to gather information and community feedback on the current and future needs for NASA’s Heliophysics data, and associated archives, tools, models, and resources. This information will be used to inform NASA’s restructuring, expansion, and evolution of the Heliophysics data archiving infrastructure, currently known as the Heliophysics Data Environment (HPDE) located at


This RFI seeks responses from the broad and diverse spectrum of the heliophysics community, which includes a variety of disciplines and encompasses scientists, researchers, mission teams, educators, students, citizen scientists, and the media. Since the challenges faced by the HPDE are not unique to the heliophysics community, NASA invites responses to this RFI outside the heliophysics community, including, but not limited to, archivists, data experts, and user interface designers. HPD is interested in new, unique, and engaging perspectives. This RFI is broadly open to responses from all U.S. and non-U.S. entities, with U.S. industry, universities, non-profit organizations, NASA centers, and other U.S. government agencies particularly encouraged to submit.


This email is a partial summary of the RFI. For the full text of the RFI and response instructions, visit the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) at and search on solicitation number NNH22ZDA003L or via the direct link In the event of any future lapses to the NASA operations, RFI respondents should visit NSPIRES, the official NASA source for this RFI. 


All responses to this RFI must be submitted in an electronic format only via NSPIRES. Please email questions and comments concerning this RFI to one or both email addresses listed below with the subject line: “NASA HPDE RFI Question/Clarification” no later than January 21, 2022 11:59 Eastern time.


Depending on the nature of the question(s), NASA may respond on an individual basis by email or may post questions and answers (Q&A) on the RFI’s NSPIRES landing page. Posted Q&As are intended to address inquiries of broader interest and general clarification and will be edited to preserve the anonymity of persons and institutions who submit questions. The following email addresses are not to be used for RFI response submissions; any RFI submissions made via email will not be considered.


Heather Futrell:

Patrick Koehn:


Note: Please visit NSPIRES for the full text and read the RFI before emailing.


SpaceRef staff editor.