The ISS is a thriving proving ground for a wide variety of in-orbit R&D capabilities. As the manager of the ISS National Lab, CASIS is charged with the responsibility of fully utilizing the ISS and enabling the development of technology that enhances utilization by commercial companies, other government agencies, and educational entities. CASIS establishes agreements to formalize a contractual relationship, funded or unfunded, that provides awardees with the opportunity to leverage the unique attributes of the ISS that are most relevant to their mission. The templates below serve as a reference for potential ISS National Lab awardees and represent the different types of agreements that can be established to conduct work on the ISS. These templates clarify the nature of the work that can be done on the ISS and can help guide potential awardees in defining specific objectives for space-based work.
Agreements and Documents
Basic Agreement Types for ISS National Lab Users
Mandatory & Non-Negotiable Flow-Down Clauses/Terms and Conditions in all Agreements
Terms and Conditions – “Grant Agreements” (Funded)- coming soon
Terms and Conditions – “User Agreement” (Unfunded Grant)- coming soon