LunaNet logo depicting the Moon, Mars and Earth.LunaNet logo depicting the Moon, Mars and Earth.
LunaNet Credit: NASA/Todd Googins
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NASA Goddard to Host LunaNet University Day

September 23, 2019

Are you at a university and interested in participating in a collaborative partnership with NASA in lunar communications and navigation?

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center will host a LunaNet University Day on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, to facilitate collaboration with university and college proposers planning to respond to the Space Technology Mission Directorate NASA Research Announcement Solicitation released on September 11, 2019.  

To RSVP, click here.

The solicitation features Goddard’s LunaNet architecture under “Topic 1. Lunar Communications and Navigation Network” and the center is seeking to collaborate with proposers.

LunaNet University Day_ participants will:

Learn about the LunaNet architecture.
Receive collaborative assistance to map their innovative solicitation response ideas to the LunaNet architecture.
Receive a Goddard subject matter expert (SME) partner match for your proposal.
Receive Notice of Intent (NOI) drafting assistance.

Technical writers and SMEs will be available to assist in drafting NOIs in response to the September solicitation. These NOIs are due to the agency on October 4, 2019. NASA requires that universities responding to the solicitation have a NASA center listed as a partner.

In addition to the LunaNet SMEs, Goddard experts in propulsion, electronics, and thermal management may be available to discuss partnerships in the September solicitation’s topic areas two (Smallsat Propulsion for Lunar Missions) and three (Advanced Electrical Power Subsystem and Thermal Management Technology). If interested in these areas, please reach out in advance.

Details on the event are below:

Where:

   The main campus of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is physically located at:
  
   8800 Greenbelt Road
   Greenbelt, MD 20771
  
   The Visitor Center is located off ICESat Road. Once on ICESat Road, turn left into the Visitor Center prior to the security checkpoint.

When:

   Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  
   9:00 am to 5:00 pm

To RSVP, click here. Questions? Please reach out to Dave Israel or Kendall Mauldin.