[heomd] Announcement of Flight Opportunities #7 Now Open
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Dryden Flight
Research Center has released a solicitation entitled “NASA Announcement
of Flight Opportunities (AFO) for Payloads Maturing Crosscutting
Technologies That Advance Multiple Future Space Missions to Flight
Readiness Status.” The current solicitation cycle, AFO #7, provides
access to a flight to Low Earth Orbit as secondary payloads on the Green
Propellant Infusion Mission.
Applications are due on or before
11:59 PM Eastern Time on September 12, 2013, and selections will be
announced in November 2013 (target). The solicitation is available by
opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com,
selecting “Solicitations,” then selecting “Open Solicitations,” and,
selecting “NOCT110 Announcement of Flight Opportunities.” To go directly
to the solicitation page, visit http://flightopportunities.nasa.gov/afo/.
Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) seeks to mature towards
flight readiness status crosscutting technologies that advance multiple
future space missions by testing the technologies in relevant flight
environments. To facilitate this goal, NASA is providing access to
certain flight opportunities available to the Agency, on a
no-exchange-of-funds basis, to entities that have technology payloads
meeting specified criteria. STMD Technology Demonstration Mission
Program’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) currently has excess
payload capacity, part of which has been offered to the Flight
Opportunities Program for non-deployable, nearly-ready-to-demonstrate
payloads that could be accommodated on the GPIM that is scheduled for
launch in late FY2015. Refer to http://flightopportunities.nasa.gov/platforms for specific information on vehicle and flight characteristics.
call is open to all individuals and organizations, U.S. and
non-U.S. Such organizations may include educational institutions,
industry, nonprofit organizations, Federally Funded Research and
Development Centers, NASA Centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL),
other Government agencies, and partnerships between such entities.
payloads will not be evaluated under this announcement. Prospective
responders with science payloads are encouraged to respond to open
solicitations for science from the NASA Science Mission Directorate
(SMD) and Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD).
applications must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES by an
authorized organization representative (AOR). Potential applicants and
proposing organizations are urged to access the electronic proposal
system well in advance of the application due date to familiarize
themselves with its structure and to enter the requested information.
Comments and questions may be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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