The purpose of this ISS National Lab Research Announcement (NLRA) is to solicit proposals for applied research and development seeking to demonstrate space-based manufacturing and production activities in microgravity. Flight projects selected via this research announcement may be awarded funding to enable mission integration and operations support for projects that will be implemented on the ISS.
CASIS, in coordination with NASA, has identified multiple ISS National Lab lines of business that support strategic priorities and programmatic focus areas aimed at bringing value to our nation and enabling a robust and scalable market in low Earth orbit. For the in-space production line of business, research concepts are desired for which space-based testing can uniquely enable technical solutions to known science and engineering challenges and the creation of new products and business opportunities. The objective is to use the unique ISS environment to develop, test, or mature products and processes that have a demonstrated potential to produce near-term, positive direct or indirect economic impact.
This research announcement will follow a two-step proposal submission process. Before being invited to submit a full proposal, all interested investigators must first complete and submit for review a Step 1 Concept Summary.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Step 1.1: Download NLRA 2021-5 and Required Step 1 Forms
The deadline for submissions has passed.
Step 2.1: Download Step 2 Required Forms (Invitation Only)
CASIS will notify all offerors of the review results of their Step 1 Concept Summary.
Full proposal development periods for Invited Step 2 Full Proposals
- Step 2 Full Proposal Due Date: June 22, 2021
Step 2.2: Full Proposal Submission
If you were invited to submit a Step 2 Full Proposal, upload your submission by pressing the “Click to Submit” button below. Please convert your document to a PDF prior to uploading.
Thank you for your interest in conducting research on the ISS National Lab! For questions regarding this research announcement, please contact info@ISSNationalLab.org and reference NLRA 2021-5 in the subject line.
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