Welcome to the ISS National Lab Request for Proposals
RFP No. CASIS 2015-2
Step-1 Proposals Due: December 15, 2014 | Step-2 Proposals Due: March 20, 2015
The ISS National Lab is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for flight projects seeking access to remote sensing capabilities on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory for both commercial and academic investigators. The purpose of this RFP is to identify projects for Earth Observation research in the field of energy. Proposals should seek to use the ISS National Lab as an Earth observation platform for studies with the goal of identifying or improving upon Earth-based applications for energy capture, storage, and/or sustainability. This includes but is not limited to identifying, siting, or monitoring solar parks, wind parks, and water resources. There is also potential for biomass applications and sensing technology related to the oil, gas, and coal industry. Both internal and external hardware platforms are available for use.
The ISS National Lab mission is to advance science research and technology development, expand human knowledge, inspire and educate the next generation, foster the commercial development of space, and demonstrate scientific capabilities in space for Earth benefit. The ISS National Lab will support this process through grant funding, facilitation of service-provider interactions, and flight coordination to and from the ISS National Lab.
ISS National Lab staff have developed a step-by-step process to ensure potential proposers an easy, efficient submittal process. Please follow the steps below:
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|STEP – 1 PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
All investigators who wish to submit a proposal in response to this RFP must submit a completed Step-1 Proposal Form.
Step-1 Proposals Were Due: December 15, 2014
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|INVITED STEP-2 PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS
Invited Step-2 Proposal submissions will be accepted from March 3-20, 2015 by selecting the SUBMIT RFP button.
|All Step-2 Proposal submittals must be made in PDF format electronically. The ISS National Lab must receive proposals by 5:00pm EST on March 20, 2015. Additional information regarding the Principal Investigator, including affiliations and contact information, will be required at the time of submission, so please allow time to complete the online forms and upload your files.|
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The ISS National Lab encourages applicants to read the entire solicitation carefully before submitting proposed projects to ensure compliance with content and submission guidelines.
We thank you for your interest in conducting research on the National Lab!
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