Missions & Hardware

Request for Information (RFI) New Science Investigations using Existing NASA Spacecraft

By Keith Cowing
March 25, 2008

Science Mission Directorate, NASA
Solicitation Number: NNH08ZDA005L
Release Date: March 14, 2008
Response Date: April 9, 2008

NASA is soliciting ideas and suggestions from the science and research communities on potential new uses of existing NASA science spacecraft that support NASA’s science goals.

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) currently sponsors approximately 85 flight missions, involving over 90 spacecraft, divided between missions in development and missions in operations. One of SMD’s programmatic objectives is to maximize the science return for the Nation within the available budget. This Request for Information (RFI) solicits input from the broad space science community that would contribute to NASA’s study of possible new uses for current NASA spacecraft beyond their current missions. Responses to this RFI (NNH08ZDA005L) will be used to inform NASA’s program planning.

The complete RFI including background, requested information, and instructions for responding may be found at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ (select “Solicitations” then “Open Solicitations” then “Request for Information (NNH08ZDA005L): New Science Investigations using Existing NASA Spacecraft”).

For further information on this RFI, please contact Dr. Paul Hertz, Science Mission Directorate, NASA, Washington, DC 20546; email at [email protected].
[Source: NAI newsletter]

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