Fri, Dec 19, 2008
Bidding Will Soon Open For NextGen Lunar Lander
NASA has released a draft request for proposals, or RFP, to seek
industry support for the design of its Altair lunar lander vehicle,
part of NASA's Constellation Program. Altair is proposed to deliver
four astronauts to the moon's surface late in the next decade.
The Altair Conceptual Design Contract will define operational
concepts, support requirements reviews, and refine design concepts
for the Altair vehicle. This document is a draft of the final
version of the RFP, expected in late January 2009.
"By responding to this draft RFP, potential offerors can provide
input about possible requirements, small business goals and
contract structure," NASA states. "The industry input received will
be combined with NASA's expertise for potential inclusion in the
A pre-solicitation conference is scheduled for December 18 at
NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The conference is designed
for information sharing about the Altair conceptual design contract
with potential offerors.
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