Archive for October, 2015

AFRL/AFOSR University Nanosat Program’s NS9 Request for Proposal (RFP) is now open

The University Nanosat Program (UNP), sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV), is requesting proposals for the 9th cycle (NS-9) of the program. For this cycle, the UNP Program Office is excited to announce that we are partnering with the Space Dynamics Laboratory to help administer the program! We are confident this will continue to help the University Nanosat Program be one of the leading Nanosatellite programs for STEM education and S&T research.
Proposals are now being accepted at the following link:
Additional submittal information can be found at the website. The RFP will remain open until Monday, November 30th at 4:00pm EDT. We anticipate up to 10 selections will be made, and notifications are expected to be sent in mid-December. A kickoff meeting for the selected programs is projected to be held at the AFRL, Kirtland AFB, NM in mid-January.
We strongly encourage Universities to submit a proposal, and we look forward to seeing the innovative missions that will be proposed.
Julie Moses, PhD
AFOSR Program Manager
David Voss, PhD
AFRL/RV Small Satellite Principal Investigator
Ms. Sarah Means
AFRL/RV/ATA Aerospace University Nanosat Program Coordinator
David Voss, PhD
Small Satellite Portfolio Principal Investigator
3550 Aberdeen Ave. SE
Building 596
Kirtland AFB, NM  87117-5776
505.846.5291 (office)
505.377.0481 (cell)

High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) Call for Proposals

2016 High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) Call for Proposals

High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) can support up to 12 student payloads (providing power, telemetry and commanding) during a flight to an altitude of 122,000 feet for up to 20 hours.  The NASA Balloon Program Office and Louisiana Space Grant  Consortium anticipate flying HASP at least through 2017.  There is no cost for launch and flight operations.  Student teams will need to raise their own funds to support the development of their payload and, if necessary, for travel to Palestine, TX for HASP integration and Ft. Sumner, NM for flight operations.

Details about previous HASP flights and the student payloads flown can be found on the “Flight Information” page of the HASP website at     Details on the payload constraints and interface with HASP as well as online access to the CFP materials can be found on the “Participant Info” page of the HASP website at

Applications are due December 18, 2015 and selections will be announced by mid-January 2016.

HASP Call for Proposals

HASP CFP Cover Page 2016

If you have any questions about the application materials or HASP, feel free to contact us at

We will be conducting a Q&A Teleconference about HASP and the application process on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:00 am (central time).  Groups who have previously flown on HASP as well as new organizations should plan on attending this teleconference.  To participate, dial in to 1-844-467-4685 a few minutes prior to the conference time.  When requested enter the conference ID number 780290 followed by the # key.

2016 University Student Contest to Design a Hydrogen Powered Micro-Grid

2016 University Student Contest to Design a Hydrogen Powered Micro-Grid

2016 Contest to Design a Hydrogen Powered Micro-Grid 


WASHINGTON, DC – October 8, 2015 – Today, on National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, the Hydrogen Education Foundation (HEF) announced the topic of its 2016 Hydrogen Student Design Contest. The HEF is planning to challenge student teams to design a hydrogen powered micro-grid to provide grid support and services, including back-up power for a municipality.

The HEF is actively encouraging industry partners to consider supporting the Contest, and interested parties should contact Emanuel Wagner, Hydrogen Education Foundation at or +1-202-223-5547 x360.

The Contest will challenge multidisciplinary student teams to demonstrate their creativity and academic skills in the areas of design, engineering, economics, and environmental science. In previous years, teams have designed fueling stations, airport systems and green buildings – all using hydrogen. Although the Contest designs are concepts when submitted, previous Grand Prize winning teams have gone on to attract funding for actual development and implementation.

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About the Hydrogen Student Design Contest   

Organized by the Hydrogen Education Foundation, the annual Hydrogen Student Design Contest challenges university-level students to develop innovative solutions to key issues facing the hydrogen and fuel cell industries. The Contest showcases the talents of students in many disciplines, including engineering, architecture, marketing, and entrepreneurship. 

About the Hydrogen Education Foundation  

The Hydrogen Education Foundation promotes clean hydrogen energy technologies through student scholarships, innovative national competitions, and educational programs to encourage environmental stewardship, improve energy security, and create green jobs.


NASA Human Research Program Releasing $250 Million Cooperative Agreement Notice

NASA Human Research Program Releasing $250 Million Cooperative Agreement Notice

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Human Research Program (HRP) is releasing a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN), whose value is approximately $250 million over 12 years, for a Translational Research Institute.

A Draft CAN is available electronically through the HRP Translational Research Institute website by selecting Draft Cooperative Agreement Notice and a pre-proposal conference is currently scheduled for October 8th.

Direct questions specifically regarding this solicitation to: Lawrence Miller, Contracting Officer, 2101 NASA PKWY, Houston, 281-483-3916, And/or Obtain additional programmatic information from: Barbra Corbin, HRP/Deputy Director, 2101 NASA PKWY, Houston, TX 77089, 281-483-6215,

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