Space Geodesy Request for Information


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Geodesy Project (SGP) is soliciting information to improve its understanding of the interest, capabilities, and Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimates for planning the construction, deployment, and operation of the next generation Space Geodesy (SG) stations that will be part of a new NASA Space Geodetic Network (SGN). NASA is considering the construction of up to ten new or upgraded stations that will contribute to the larger Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS).

This RFI is limited to obtaining the information necessary to assess the interest and improve understanding of existing capabilities for addressing the SG initiative and SG recommendations identified in the National Research Council reports "Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond" and "Precise Geodetic Infrastructure, National Requirements for a Shared Resource." The next-generation SG prototype also serves as the basis for future production units. Therefore, the scope of this RFI includes: 1) the advanced engineering design effort to transition from the SG prototype design into the first production unit; 2) developing the first, next generation SG production units, including construction and testing; 3) site preparation and infrastructure development, 4) completing the on-site, field installation; 5) successfully completing on-site acceptance testing; and 6) operation of an SG station with all techniques.

The full RFI instructions can be downloaded here.


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