Tag Archives: Space Technology Mission Directorate

NASA Seeks Input on ‘Tipping Point’ Space Tech Initiative

NASA has asked industry to provide feedback on the space agency’s initiative to partner with companies to develop technology platforms that can support government and commercial space missions. In a FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday, NASA’s space technology mission directorate seeks input on what additional topics the agency should consider for inclusion in …

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NASA Officials Visit BWXT for Tech Progress Monitoring

Officials from NASA‘s Space Technology Mission Directorate have visited BWX Technologies‘ facility in Lynchburg, Va. to monitor progress on the company’s nuclear thermal propulsion technologies. Jim Reuter, acting associate administrator of NASA STMD, observed BWXT’s year-long progress on NTP projects that may support a future manned Mars mission, the company …

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UP Aerospace Helps NASA Launch Space Tech Demo Payloads

NASA has launched three space technology demonstration payloads on a UP Aerospace-built rocket as part of the agency’s Flight Opportunities program. UP Aerospace’s SpaceLoft 12 suborbital launch vehicle carrying the instruments lifted off Wednesday at Spaceport America in New Mexico, NASA said Thursday. The mission tested the deployment sequence and entry …

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Six future space technologies selected for NASA Flight Opportunities program

NASA will help mature six space technologies through the agency’s Flight Opportunities program that will facilitate low-gravity simulation tests onboard aircraft and suborbital rockets. The space agency said Thursday it will award funds to cover the integration and flight, and limited payload development costs for the selected demonstrations that will validate the …

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NASA Names Top Three Teams in Technology Competition

NASA has announced the top three teams to perform in cycle one of the agency’s competition on innovative technologies. The selection follows the iTech 2018 competition’s recent phase wherein ten finalist groups developed technology projects seeking to improve space exploration and terrestrial life, the agency said Friday. NASA chief technologists, potential …

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NASA Seeks Proposals for Small Business Innovation Research and Tech Transfer Program

NASA seeks new technologies from small businesses and research institutions that can be transitioned to support the space agency’s mission programs and other commercial applications. The space agency said Friday interested parties can submit responses for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I solicitation through March …

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NASA Unveils Space Tech Partnership Opportunities

NASA looks to enter public-private partnerships with U.S. companies in a push to address technology and capability requirements for government and commercial space missions. The space agency said Tuesday its space technology mission directorate will provide funds for the “Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Tipping Point Technologies” initiative that seeks …

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NASA Partners With 10 Firms to Advance Commercial Tech for Space Missions

NASA has entered collaborative partnerships with 10 private companies in a move to further space technologies built to grow the commercial space sector and support future space agency missions. The space agency said Friday its space technology mission directorate forged the alliances via the Announcement of Collaborative Opportunity solicitation that paves the way …

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NASA Solicits Tech Proposals From Academia to Support Human Exploration Plans

NASA‘s space technology mission directorate seeks early-stage technology proposals from academic institutions that can support the agency’s human exploration and solar system research goals in the long term. The space agency said Wednesday the Early Stage Innovations program will fund research projects in specific areas of interest to the country’s space program …

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NASA Seeks Feedback on SBIR/STTR Solicitations and Ideas for Future R&D Program Subtopics

NASA has issued a request for information to solicit input on current solicitations and potential future subtopics of an agency program that offers federal research and development funding opportunities for small businesses. The space agency said Tuesday it will gather and use feedback from the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program RFI to …

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Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems Awarded NASA CubeSat Development Contract

Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems has been awarded a contract to build a series of miniaturized satellites to support missions under NASA‘s Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator program. NASA said Wednesday its Small Spacecraft Technology Program will use CubeSats from the company with government-furnished technology payloads to conduct multiple flight demonstrations. Tyvak will develop a six-unit CubeSat equipped with solar …

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