Following a call late last year for companies to submit ideas on how NASA can best resupply its upcoming Lunar Gateway outpost, the U.S. federal space agency has taken its initiative one step further, releasing the draft resupply Request For Proposals it developed from the feedback received.
The Gateway Logistics Services draft document was released on Friday (14 June) to the commercial space industry and seeks input on the agency’s final Gateway resupply contract plan.
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As part of the current feedback process, NASA will host an industry day forum on 26 June to answer questions, provide context to its plan, and discuss how it envisions the cooperation between NASA’s government SLS rocket and commercial rockets and capsules will work for the Gateway.
Companies have until 10 July to provide comments that will be reviewed (and some of them incorporated) into the Gateway logistics plan before NASA releases the finalized solicitation for companies to bid on fixed price resupply contracts to deliver supplies to the lunar outpost.
Gateway Logistics Services contract requirements:
Commercial resupply efforts of the Lunar Gateway follow the tremendous success of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) program ...