Status Report

NASA Solicitation: JPL Europa Cubesat Study Request for Proposal RFP

By SpaceRef Editor
July 14, 2014
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Synopsis – Jul 08, 2014

General Information

  Solicitation Number: SS-14-05

  Posted Date: Jul 08, 2014

  FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 08, 2014

  Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

  Original Response Date: Aug 18, 2014

  Current Response Date: Aug 18, 2014

  Classification Code: A — Research and Development

  NAICS Code: 611310


Contracting Office Address

4800 Oak Grove Drive, Mail Stop 190-205, Pasadena, California 91109-8099


The California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Caltech/JPL), operating under a prime contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is seeking potential educational institutions to provide a study to address a mission concept for a small CubeSat spacecraft up to 3U in size that would be carried aboard the potential Europa Clipper spacecraft, released in the Jovian system and would make measurements at Europa. You may find the full RFP at: Based on the proposers’ response to the RFP and the needs of JPL, up to ten (10) proposals will be selected. Successfully selected proposals will be funded as a JPL-issued Fixed-Price Research Support Agreement (RSA). RSAs are not to exceed $25,000. The period of performance is approximately eight (8) months beginning around September 1, 2014. This effort may lead to additional tasks in the future; however, there is no commitment at this time to fly CubeSats on the potential Europa Clipper mission.

RESPONSE DEADLINE AND INQUIRES: Response to this RFP must be submitted no later than August 18, 2014. Submissions will be accepted as an E-Mail attachment only, and all responses should be sent to Universities Section, Group Supervisor, Patrick Thompson at with Europa CubeSat Concept Study RFP SS06-30-14 in the subject line. Any inquiries regarding this RFP should also be directed to Patrick Thompson. DISCLAIMER: The requested information is for preliminary planning purposes only and does not constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that JPL will solicit you for such a procurement in the future. Neither JPL nor the Government will be responsible for any costs incurred by you in furnishing this information.

Point of Contact

  Name: Mary Helen Ruiz

  Title: JPL Business Opportunities Office

  Phone: 818-354-7532

  Fax: 818-393-1746




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