Welcome to the CASIS Request for Proposals
RFP No. CASIS 2015-2
Step-1 Proposals Due: December 15, 2014 | Step-2 Proposals Due: March 20, 2015
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for flight projects seeking access to remote sensing capabilities on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory for both commercial and academic investigators. The purpose of this RFP is to identify projects for Earth Observation research in the field of energy. Proposals should seek to use the ISS National Lab as an Earth observation platform for studies with the goal of identifying or improving upon Earth-based applications for energy capture, storage, and/or sustainability. This includes but is not limited to identifying, siting, or monitoring solar parks, wind parks, and water resources. There is also potential for biomass applications and sensing technology related to the oil, gas, and coal industry. Both internal and external hardware platforms are available for use.
The CASIS mission to the ISS National Lab is to advance science research and technology development, expand human knowledge, inspire and educate the next generation, foster the commercial development of space, and demonstrate scientific capabilities in space for Earth benefit. CASIS will support this process through grant funding, facilitation of service-provider interactions, and flight coordination to and from the ISS National Lab.
CASIS staff have developed a step-by-step process to ensure potential proposers an easy, efficient submittal process. Please follow the steps below:
CASIS encourages applicants to read the entire solicitation carefully before submitting proposed projects to ensure compliance with content and submission guidelines.
We thank you for your interest in conducting research on the National Lab!
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