New research announcement focused on technology development applications leveraging the International Space Station

New research announcement focused on technology development applications leveraging the International Space Station

Press Release From: Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
Posted: Tuesday December 7th 2021

A new wanted ad was released today calling for flight projects leveraging the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory to advance technology development applications. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Inc. (CASIS), responsible for the ISS National Laboratory, seeks flight projects in the areas of applied research and development, translational medicine, maturation of the technology readiness and technology demonstration. As a public service company, the ISS National Laboratory enables researchers to leverage this multi-user facility to improve the quality of life on Earth, mature space business models, advance scientific knowledge of the future workforce and develop a sustainable and scalable marketplace in the Basse Terre. orbit (LEO).

In fiscal year 2021, CASIS announced two separate technology development research announcements with the goal of advancing technologies through the use of the ISS National Laboratory. Through this third technology development research announcement, researchers can propose projects that take advantage of the unique environment of the ISS to develop, test or mature products and processes that have demonstrated potential to produce a short-term positive direct or indirect economic impact.

CASIS will host a webinar for interested researchers on December 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. EST to discuss ISS facilities and capabilities associated with this research announcement. For those unable to attend, a recording of the webinar will be made available to the research community via the Research Announcement webpage.

This research announcement will follow a two-step proposal submission process. Before being invited to submit a full proposal, all interested researchers must submit a Stage 1: Concept Summary for consideration. Stage 1: Concept summaries are due by end of day February 14, 2022. Stage 2: Full proposals (of those invited to submit) will be due by end of day May 2, 2022.

Flight proposals selected through this research announcement may receive funding to enable mission integration and operations support for projects to be implemented on the ISS. To learn more about this opportunity, including how to submit a Stage 1: Concept Summary, please visit the Research Announcement webpage.

To learn more about the ISS National Lab and the science it sponsors, please visit www.ISSNationalLab.org.

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About the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory: The International Space Station (ISS) is a one-of-a-kind laboratory that enables research and technology development not possible on Earth. As a public service company, the ISS National Laboratory enables researchers to leverage this multi-user facility to improve life on Earth, evolve space business models, advance the science culture of the future workforce and develop a sustainable and scalable market in low earth orbit. Through this in-orbit National Laboratory, ISS research resources are available to support non-NASA science, technology, and educational initiatives of U.S. government agencies, academic institutions, and the private sector. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Inc. (CASIS) operates the ISS National Laboratory, under a cooperative agreement with NASA, facilitating access to its permanent research environment in microgravity, a powerful vantage point in low Earth orbit, and the extreme and varied conditions of space. To learn more about the ISS National Laboratory, visit www.ISSNationalLab.org.

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