CubeSat-based Science Missions for Geospace and Atmospheric Research

Lack of essential observations from space is currently a major limiting factor in many areas of geospace andatmospheric research.

Recent advances in sensor and spacecraft technolo­gies make it feasible to obtain key measurements from low-cost, small satellite missions.

A particularly
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promising aspect of this development is the prospect for obtaining multi-point observations in space that are critical for addressing many outstanding problems in space and atmosphericsciences.

Space-based measurements from small satellites also have great potential to advance discovery and understanding in geospace and atmospheric sciences in many other ways.

To take full advantage of these developments, NSF is soliciting research proposals centered on small satellite missions.

The overarching goal of the program is to support the development, construction, launch, operation, and data analysis of small satellite science missions to advancegeospace and atmospheric research.

Equally important, it will provide essential opportunities to train the next generation of experimental space scientists and aerospace engineers.

To facilitate launch of the satellites as secondary payloads on existing missions, the focus of the program is on CubeSat-based satellites.

Launch of the satellites will mainly be through the standardized CubeSat deployment system, the Poly Picosatellite Orbital Deployer (P-POD).

Launch of the P-PODS will be as auxiliary payloads on DOD, NASA, or commercial launches.

This will be arranged after selection and is not part of this solicitation.

This solicitation covers proposals for science missions to include satellite development, construction, testing and operation as well as data distribution and scientific analysis.
Related Programs

Geosciences

National Science Foundation


Agency: National Science Foundation

Office: National Science Foundation

Estimated Funding: $800,000


Who's Eligible


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Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
NSF Publication 18-553

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Organizations fostering research - those conducting research must have experience in conducting geometric morphometric scientific studies on fish species and statistics

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf18553

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Date Posted:
2018-03-17

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Archive Date:
2018-07-13



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