NASA is seeking capability statements from companies that possess the expertise and technologies needed to develop and support a spacecraft that will monitor and measure solar phenomena relevant to the Earthâ€™s climate.
The U.S. space agency on Friday issued a request for information directed at companies that can meet the technical requirements of the Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor-2 Mission.
The goal of TSIS-2 is to deliver by March 2022 a spacecraft equipped with sensors that will gather solar irradiance data, adding to four decadesâ€™ worth of recorded measurements.
Interested parties have until March 25 to respond to the RFI. Small businesses are welcome to participate.
NASA will use the responses as a basis to design a competition. The agency expects to issue a firm fixed price contract by May 2020.