I'm forwarding this note for encouraging input and generating wider interest.
Samudra N3RDX George Washington University [email protected]
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Jeremy Straub [email protected] Date: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM Subject: [CubeSat] NASA RFI for CubeSat Launch Requirements To: [email protected] Cc: [email protected]
NASA is currently soliciting input regarding the launch services needs of the CubeSat/small satellite community. This was discussed briefly at a presentation at the end of the Small Sat Conference. As I had not seen anything about this go out to this mailing list, I wanted to make sure that everyone that might be interested had an opportunity to respond. Given the stated topic of the presentation and the fact that it occurred as the conference was wrapping up (after lunch on the last day), many of those that might have otherwise been interested were not in attendance.
The RFI (which is located at the URL below), Dr. Larry Cooper (Program Executive for Centennial Challenges) mentioned, will be utilized to shape future competitions aimed at creating lower-cost, higher-frequency CubeSat launch opportunities (including, possibly, propulsion-system-friendly ones). Given this, it seems that maximizing community input (to ensure a proper balance with launch service provider/vendor needs/etc.) is highly desirable.
Jeremy Straub Ph.D. Student University of North Dakota