From: Air Force Materiel Command
Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2002
Contracting Office Address
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, AFOSR - Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 4015 Wilson Blvd Room 713, Arlington, VA, 22203-1954
AFOSR, in conjunction with the AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/VS), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), announces a program to promote the education of future spacecraft systems engineers, at the university level, motivate/sustain related research on targeted technologies by focusing on the development of small satellites (nanosats) or flight experiments, and inspire the interest of students, below the university level, for careers in space. The primary outcome of individual projects funded under this program is the design, fabrication and functional testing of a nanosat. Secondary objectives are to foster research in enabling technologies for nanosats and the design of experiments that can be performed by nanosats in orbit. The AIAA will sponsor a program competition developed to select a small number of nanosat designs, for space launch and operation, from the universities chosen to participate. AFRL/VS and GSFC will work actively with program participants to promote space-worthy design and fabrication needed to prepare spacecraft for launch. See Numbered Note 26.
Original Point of Contact
Harry Haraldsen, Chief Policy & Support Division (Location Adminstrator), Phone 703.696.5994, Fax 703.696.9733, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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