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NASA, SpaceX Agree to Share Data on Space Asset Safety

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SpaceX will provide NASA with space asset and debris location data that will be gathered through the global navigation satellite service receivers of the Starlink spacecraft to address conjunction and collision risks. NASA said Friday its partnership with SpaceX is aimed at ensuring that the company's Starlink satellites and the agency's spacecraft are coordinated to avoid a collision or prevent a close approach between the assets.

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NASA Unveils Space Tech Partnership Opportunities

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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

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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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Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems Awarded NASA CubeSat Development Contract

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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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NASA Seeks 3D-Printed Space Explorer Habitat Technologies

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NASA wants technology ideas from citizen inventors that can help create 3D-printed shelters for space explorers as part of the second phase of a $1.1 million challenge. The agency said Friday it started the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge to search for material technologies that could help print shelters from a combination of readily-available and recyclable materials. “Shelter is an obvious necessity …

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NASA Selects 21 Proposals for Phase II Space Exploration Tech Transfer Initiative

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NASA has chosen 21 innovation proposals from 41 U.S. small businesses and research institutions that aim to help the space agency develop adaptive space robotic technologies and other exploration systems. The selectees will have an opportunity to enter negotiations with NASA for phase 2 contracts under the Small Business Technology Transfer program, with each contract valued …

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NASA Seeks Proposals for Small Spacecraft, Launch Vehicle Development; Steve Jurczyk Comments

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NASA has begun to solicit proposals for a program that aims to develop and commercialize novel space platforms for use in human and scientific exploration missions through public-private partnerships. “The Tipping Point solicitation represents a continued focus on collaborations with the commercial space sector that leverage emerging markets and capabilities …

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Steve Jurczyk: NASA Seeks University Partners to Complement Space Tech Mission Directorate Research Efforts

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NASA has asked for proposals from universities in search of ideas for multi-disciplinary university-led research efforts the agency deems Space Technology Research Institutes space technology mission directorate’s research grants and project opportunities. The space agency said Friday the Space Technology Research Institutes Appendix solicitation seeks STRIs to serve as a platform for coordination among experts from various fields in a …

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NASA Competition Seeks to Enlarge Human Tissue for Deep Space Exploration; Steve Jurczyk Comments

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NASA and the nonprofit Methuselah Foundation's New Organ Alliance have jointly launched a $500,000 prize competition that seeks methods to grow human tissue to support deep space missions. Under a controlled laboratory environment, three teams will develop a thick vascularized organ tissue that will function as organ models for studies of deep …

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Steve Jurczyk: NASA Aims to Send Payloads to Mars Through SpaceX's Red Dragon

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NASA plans to collaborate with SpaceX to use the company's Red Dragon unmanned spacecraft concept to send payloads designed for technology demonstrations to Mars, Space News reported Thursday. Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for NASA's space technology mission directorate, said at the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference that potential payloads could include resource utilization-based platforms …

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NASA Seeks Early Stage Tech Proposals from Universities for Future Space Missions

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NASA has started its solicitation of early-stage space technology proposals from universities to support the agency’s future space programs that include a human exploration of Mars. The agency said Thursday its space technology mission directorate plans to grant $500,000 each for 10 to 12 proposals from accredited U.S. universities. “We'd like to see Early Stage Innovations proposals that address …

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Steve Jurczyk: NASA Picks 399 Proposals for Phase 1 Contract Negotiations on Space-Related R&D

Steve Jurczyk: NASA Picks 399 Proposals for Phase 1 Contract Negotiations on Space-Related R&D - top government contractors - best government contracting event

NASA has chosen 341 Small Business Innovation Research and 58 Small Business Technology Transfer proposals on space-related research and development for Phase I negotiations on contracts potentially worth $49.7 million. The selected proposals will receive six-month contracts worth up to $125,000 and support the development of technologies in fields including aeronautics, science, human exploration …

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