NASA Releases Sources Sought Notice for Mars Payload Services

NASA seeks information on potential industry sources of payload-related services to support current or future non-NASA missions to Mars.

The space agency issued a sources sought notice on Feb. 27 in an effort to determine the appropriate level of competition or small business subcontracting goals for a future Mars payload services contract.

NASA noted the contract will cover payload integration; provision of utilities such as power, communications and thermal control; and purchase of science or engineering data.

Interested parties can submit capability statements to the agency through March 28, 2017.

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