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NASA to Fund 9 Space Tech Projects Under TechFlights Solicitation

NASA to Fund 9 Space Tech Projects Under TechFlights Solicitation - top government contractors - best government contracting event

NASA will invest $5.5 million in nine projects that will test space technologies with suborbital rocket-powered systems, high-altitude balloons and parabolic aircraft.

The space agency said Friday its 2021 TechFlights solicitation will fund technology demonstrations in space-like scenarios without having to launch them into orbit.

NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate selected the technologies through the Flight Opportunities program. The chosen technologies include ultra-wideband sensors, a LiDAR-based hazard detection system, a biosensor coating development process and a modeling method for behaviors of less toxic propellants.

TechFlights focuses on three areas: national efforts on the Moon and cislunar space, Earth observation and U.S. leadership in space. STMD wants to include both humans and robots in space and lunar exploration; use Earth observation systems to address climate change; and further grow the U.S. space industry.

The TechFlights awardees are:

  • Astrobotic Technology
  • Blue Origin
  • Carthage College
  • Center for Applied Space Technology
  • Ecoatoms
  • Honeybee Robotics
  • Purdue University
  • San Diego State University
  • University of Florida in Gainesville
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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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