Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Request for Information Synopsis for Exploration Precursor Robotic Missions

By SpaceRef Editor
May 29, 2010
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Synopsis – May 21, 2010

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNH10ZTT004L Posted Date: May 21, 2010 FedBizOpps Posted Date: May 21, 2010 Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No Original Response Date: Jun 04, 2010 Current Response Date: Jun 04, 2010 Classification Code: A — Research and Development NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771


The Government is seeking information on potential human Exploration precursor robotic mission concepts.

The Exploration Precursor Robotic Missions (xPRM) Study Team is particularly interested in mission concepts aligned with the needs of Human Exploration beyond low Earth orbit that can be launched quickly and at a total mission cost well within the cost range for the prescribed mission class (see below). The xPRM Study Team will use responses to aid in programmatic deliberations about planning, developing, and operating exploration precursor robotic missions.

This request for information (RFI) is open to all types of respondents including, but not limited to, educational, industrial, and not-for-profit organizations, international organizations, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs), NASA Centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and other Government agencies.

NASA RFI # NNH10ZTT004L, entitled “Exploration Precursor Robotic Missions,” will be available electronically on or about May 21, 2010, by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at and then linking through the menu listings “Solicitations” to “Open Solicitations”.

Responses to the RFI must be submitted electronically via NASA’s proposal data system, NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) ( ). All responses are due on June 4, 2010. Each electronic application places requirements on the registration of responders and other participants (e.g. co-investigators). Potential responders are urged to access NSPIRES in advance of the due date to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information.

In accordance with FAR 15.201 (e), the information requested is for planning purposes only and is not intended to bind the Government. This information will be used to inform NASA’s program planning, including consideration of whether and how to solicit exploration precursor robotic missions.

All questions shall be directed to Mr. Jay Jenkins via electronic mail or by facsimile transmission only:

Point of Contact

Name: Mr. Jason E Jenkins
Title: xPRM Study Chair
Phone: 000-000-0000
Fax: 202-358-2886

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