Status Report

NASA Space Technology Research – Development – Demonstration and Infusion 2016

By SpaceRef Editor
September 22, 2015
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Synopsis – Sep 22, 2015

General Information
Solicitation Number: NNH16ZOA001N
Posted Date: Sep 22, 2015
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 22, 2015
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
FedGrants Posted Date: Sep 22, 2015
Application Due Date Explanation: Specific proposal due dates will be defined in each Appendix issued under this umbrella NRA.
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712

Grant Specific Information
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Funding Instrument Type: Procurement Contract
CFDA Number: 43.012
Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: not available
Expected Number of Awards: not available
Ceiling Amount: none
Floor Amount: none
Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)
Eligible Applicants: 99 – Unrestricted
Link to Full Announcement:

Contracting Office Address

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


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters, Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) will be releasing an umbrella NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled “Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion-2016 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2016)” in October 2015. The NRA will be accessible from the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) website, ( ) by linking through the menu listing “Solicitations”, and then selecting “Open Solicitations” and finally selecting “Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion-2016 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2016).” Proposals will be solicited under SpaceTech-REDDI-2016 through Appendices which will be issued as technology topics are defined and funding is made available for new opportunities. Once new Appendices are released, interested parties will be able to access them by clicking through the Open Solicitations link, then selecting “NRA NNH16ZOA001N”, and then selecting “List of Open Program Elements”. It is anticipated that this umbrella solicitation (SpaceTech-REDDI-2016) will be open for one year (through September 2016) and follow-up umbrella SpaceTech-REDDI solicitations will be issued annually on October 1st.

The STMD portfolio supports a combination of early-stage studies, for assessing the feasibility of entirely new technologies (which corresponds to a technology readiness level (TRL) range from 1 to 3); maturing feasible technologies through rapid competitive development and ground-based testing (TRL 3-5); and flight demonstrations in relevant environments to complete the final steps prior to mission infusion (TRL 5-7). This technological diversity results in a sustainable pipeline of revolutionary concepts. STMD seeks aggressive technology development efforts that may require undertaking significant technical challenges and risk to achieve a higher potential payoff.

The following STMD programs will be included in the SpaceTech-REDDI-2016 umbrella solicitation:

• NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program focuses on visionary aeronautics and space system concepts. TRL Range: 1-3

• Space Technology Research Grants (STRG) Program engages academia in innovative research in advanced space technology. TRL Range: 1-3

• Game Changing Development (GCD) Program focuses on maturing advanced space technologies that may lead to entirely new approaches for the Agency’s future space missions. TRL Range: 3-6

• Technology Demonstration Missions (TDM) Program seeks to mature laboratory-proven technologies to flight-ready status. TRL Range: 5-7

• Small Spacecraft Technology (SST) Program develops and demonstrates subsystem technologies and new mission capabilities for small spacecraft. TRL Range: 3-7

• Flight Opportunities Program (FOP) facilitates low-cost access to suborbital environments for a broad range of innovators as a means of advancing space technology development and supporting the evolving entrepreneurial commercial space industry. TRL Range: 4-6

Additional information about the STMD Programs is available at . The SpaceTech-REDDI-2016 solicitation will contain target release dates for the Appendices that will be solicited during the upcoming fiscal year. To the greatest extent practicable, participation will be open to all categories of organizations, domestic and foreign, including industry, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, NASA Centers, and other Government agencies. Foreign entities may also partner with US proposers, but only without the exchange of funding. The Appendices will provide details of the solicited opportunities including: specific scope of the work solicited, anticipated budget for new awards, number of awards anticipated, notice of intent and proposal due dates, and specific instructions about proposal content and evaluation criteria. The number and value of awards will depend on the availability of funds and the quality of proposals received. This is a broad agency announcement as specified in FAR 35.016 and NFS 1835.016. Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at and, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to the NRA. The individual Program Officers and assigned Contracting Officers will be listed in the each Appendix.

Information concerning general NRA policies and procedures may be found in the Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Research Announcement (NRA) or Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN), January 2015 Edition located at

Proposals must be submitted electronically using either NASA’s proposal data system, NSPIRES ( ) or Each electronic proposal system places requirements on the registration of principal investigators and other participants (e.g., co-investigators). Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to access the electronic proposal system(s) well in advance of the proposal due date(s) to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information. Every organization that intends to submit a proposal in response to this NRA must be registered with NSPIRES; organizations that intend on submitting proposals via must be registered with, in addition to being registered with NSPIRES. Registration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) who will submit the electronic proposal.

Interested proposers should monitor the NSPIRES website or subscribe to the electronic notification system there for release of the Space Tech-REDDI-2016 umbrella solicitation and Appendices. Further questions concerning the Space Tech-REDDI-2016 solicitation may be directed to Bonnie James, STMD Senior Investment Strategist at E-mail: . Responses to inquiries will be answered by e-mail and may also be included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document located on the NSPIRES page associated with the solicitation; anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.

Point of Contact
Name: Bonnie F. James
Title: STMD Senior Investment Strategist
Phone: 000-000-0000
Fax: 000-000-0000

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