Status Report

NASA SMD RFI for Lunar Surface Science Mobility System Released

By SpaceRef Editor
February 6, 2020
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Solicitation Number: NNH20ZDA004L

Release Date: Feb 5, 2020

Response Date: Mar 6, 2020


Consistent with Forward to the Moon: NASA’s Strategic Plan for Human Exploration and Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022, NASA is soliciting input to assist the Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration in the Science Mission Directorate in planning the development of a sustainable, uncrewed, mobility capability for lunar surface science. This Request for Information (RFI), entitled “RFI for Lunar Surface Science Mobility System (LSSMS-1)”, seeks information from U. S. private sector commercial organizations and organizations which may become, or spin-off, commercial organizations on concepts and rough order of magnitude (ROM) costs for robotic, uncrewed lunar surface science mobility systems to transport and operate scientific/exploration instruments and technology demonstration payloads on future NASA missions. 


The full text of the RFI and response instructions can be found at:{C7F58F93-8CC3-9DA1-EF44-95C6510A82B6}&path=&method=init  


NASA is offering two venues for respondents to submit replies:  Email ( and 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 and shall only be submitted via NSPIRES, or by encrypted email, or by encrypted file attachment to an email.  Unrestricted responses may be sent be either email or NSPIRES at the discretion of the respondent.  Responses shall not include Classified information regardless of transmission option.


Questions concerning this Request for Information may be addressed to:


Primary: Jay Jenkins, Science Mission Directorate Program Executive to the Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration,


Secondary: Angela Melito, Science Mission Directorate Program Executive to the Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration, 


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