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Release of NASA Broad Agency Announcement “Solar Electric Propulsion Demonstration Mission Concept Studies” (NNC11ZMA017K)

By SpaceRef Editor
June 21, 2011
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NASA has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeking proposals for mission concept studies of a solar electric propulsion system demonstration to test and validate key capabilities and technologies for future exploration missions.

This Solar Electric Propulsion Demonstration Mission Concept Studies announcement (NNC11ZMA017K) is open to all non-government United States institutions, academia, industry and nonprofit organizations. NASA anticipates making multiple firm-fixed-priced awards with a total value up to $2 million.

Notices of Intent are due July 5

Proposals are due August 4

Responses must be submitted electronically via the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) at: Every organization that intends to submit a proposal in response to this BAA must be registered with NSPIRES, and such registration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) who will submit the electronic proposal. Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to access the electronic proposal system(s) well in advance of the closing dates to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information.

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland is managing the broad agency announcement for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate and relevant technology activities for the Office of the Chief Technologist.

For more information about the announcement, visit:

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