New Crosscutting Technologies Announcement of Flight Opportunities

NASA
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FLIGHT OPPORTUNITIES (AFO)

For Payloads Maturing Crosscutting Technologies
that Advance Multiple Future Space Missions to Flight Readiness Status

Announcement NOCT110 (February 2011 – December 2014)

Call #5 for Proposals

Call for proposals: August 10, 2012
Proposals due: September 21, 2012 at 5:30 PM ET
Selection notifications: November 2012 (target)

Background

The NASA Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) Flight Opportunities Program intends to mature towards flight readiness status new crosscutting technologies that advance or enable multiple future space missions.To facilitate this goal, NASA is providing access to certain flight opportunities available to the Agency, on a no-­‐exchange-­‐of funds basis, to entities that have technology payloads meeting specified criteria.

The Flight Opportunities Program combines the FY 2010 Facilitated Access to the Space environment for Technology (FAST) and Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research (CRuSR) efforts previously managed by the Innovative Partnership Program Office. The integration of these efforts provides the technology community with access to relevant near-­space environments via a broad range of platforms.

Full Announcement

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