Small Spacecraft Technology Program Smallsat Technology Partnerships Appendix

Funding Opportunity Number: NNH16ZOA001N-16STP-E1
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
CFDA Number:
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: NASA-HQ
Closing Date: May 25, 2016
Award Ceiling: $0
Expected Number of Awards:
Creation Date: Apr 06, 2016
Funding Opportunity Description: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters, anticipates a release of a solicitation, titled “Small Spacecraft Technology Program Smallsat Technology Partnerships,” as an Appendix to the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) NASA Research Announcement (NRA), titled “Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion – 2016 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2016),” on or about April 8, 2016. Once the Appendix is posted, complete details (to include due dates) can be accessed via the following steps: 1. Open the NSPIRES homepage at 2. Select “Solicitations” 3. Select “Open Solicitations” 4. Select “Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion – 2016 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2016) NNH16ZOA001N” 5. Select “List of Open Program Elements” 6. Select “NNH16ZOA001N-16STP_E1” 7. Select “NNH16ZOA001N-16STP_E1” under Announcement Documents This solicitation seeks proposals for the development and/or demonstration of new technologies and capabilities for small spacecraft by U.S. colleges and universities in collaboration with NASA. Projects may be for ground-based technology development or development of spacecraft or payloads for suborbital, balloon or orbital space flight technology demonstrations. Proposed projects must develop or demonstrate technologies or new capabilities for small spacecraft that support NASA’s missions in science, exploration, space operations, or aeronautics. Proposals must address one of the following specific topics: Topic 1: Enhanced Power Generation and Storage, Topic 2: Cross-linking Communications Systems, Topic 3: Relative Navigation for Multiple Small Spacecraft, and Topic 4: Instruments and Sensors for Small Spacecraft Science Missions. Cooperative Agreements will be issued to the proposing college or university partner. The cooperative agreement award resulting from this appendix will be between NASA and the primary proposing U.S. college or university. Cost sharing is not required. Maximum period of performance is two years, with continuation to Year 2 contingent on progress achieved during Year 1 and the availability of funds. Participation is limited to U.S. college and university teams, including undergraduate and/or graduate students. Projects must include student participation. The Principal Investigator (PI) submitting the proposal shall be affiliated with a U.S. college or university. All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES by an Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR). Detailed submission instructions are provided in the SpaceTech-REDDI-2016 NRA, as well as the Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Research Announcement (NRA) or Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) (Edition January 2015). Potential proposers and their proposing organizations are urged to familiarize themselves with the submission system, ensure they are registered in NSPIRES, and submit the required proposal materials well in advance of the deadline. Interested proposers should monitor the NSPIRES website or subscribe to the electronic notification system there for release of the SpaceTech-REDDI-2016 Appendices. Technical, programmatic, and procurement comments and questions may be addressed by e-mail to the NASA Contracting Officer, Rachel Khattab, 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 Appendix; anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.



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