Status Report

Partnership Opportunity Document for the Galactic Exoplanet Survey Telescope (GEST)

By SpaceRef Editor
February 9, 2004
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General Information

  • Document Type: Special Notice
  • Solicitation Number: NASA-SNOTE-040209-001
  • Posted Date: Feb 09, 2004
  • Original Response Date:
  • Original Archive Date: Feb 09, 2005
  • Current Archive Date:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 210.S, Greenbelt, MD 20771


NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is seeking to select a teaming partner(s) to: ?

  • Develop the GEST spacecraft design
  • Develop all or a subset of the integrated systems that constitute the GEST Science Payload:
  • o Telescope System

    o Instrument System

  • Collaborate in the development of the GEST concept for future mission opportunities

Proposers may propose a partnership to provide for one element of the mission such as the spacecraft bus, Telescope System, or Instrument System. Alternatively the offeror may propose to provide for all elements of the mission or a subset of these elements (e.g., the spacecraft bus and the instrument.) There will be no exchange of funds between the teaming partners for the Step 1 phase of this Discovery proposal cycle and limited funding will be available for Phase A. If GEST is selected after Phase A the partner(s) will be funded according to the budget developed in the Phase A. Questions about this POD should be directed to John Azzolini, the Mission Systems Engineer only. All replies will be shared among all proposers. (John Azzolini may be contacted by phone at 301-286-8480 or by email: The response of the POD is due 12 pm EST (noon) on Tuesday, February 17, 2004. An electronic PDF document may be sent at this time to John Azzolini (

The Partnership Opportunity Document does not represent a guarantee of selection for hardware development. GSFC does not currently have a requirement for this subsystem or funds to support its development. When responding to this notice, please reference this document. This solicitation/synopsis is not to be construed as a commitment by the government, nor will the government pay for the information solicited. An ombudsman has been appointed. See Internet Note “B”. The documents for this partnership opportunity will be in Microsoft Office Suite (Word 6.0, Excel 5.0, or PowerPoint 4.0) format and will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The WWW address, or URL, of the NASA/GSFC Business Opportunities home page is . It is the offerors responsibility to monitor this site for the release of the Partnership Opportunity Document and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the Partnership Opportunity Document and amendments, if any. Any referenced notes can be viewed at the following URL:

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