NASA Wants Your Ideas on What to Launch on SciTech Satellite

Boeing GEO Spinner Bus (Credit: NASA)

Do you like space?

Do you want to fly something up there?

Well, then NASA wants to hear from you.

It seems NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has received a spare satellite from another unnamed federal agency that it plans to launch in the 2021 time frame. And it wants ideas on what to fly aboard it.

NASA’s request for information (RFI) is rather broad: it says the NASA Science/Technology Platform Satellite (NSTP-Sat) could be launched  “to low earth orbit, geostationary equatorial orbit, medium Earth orbit, Earth–Moon L1, or lunar orbit.”

The spacecraft could be launched “on a NASA-procured launch service or on the Space Launch System Exploration Mission-2 launch vehicle as a co-manifested payload (CPL),” the RFI states.

View the RFI here. Deadline for submissions is March 17.

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