The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) releases this Sources Sought Notice (SSN) for capabilities, ideas and information that will lead to commercialization of the Near Space Network (NSN) Communications and Tracking services to support multiple missions across the full NASA portfolio to include LEO, MEO, GEO, Sun/Earth L1, L2 and Lunar orbital regimes. It is the intent of NASA/GSFC to use this information for program planning purposes, with the goal to issue a solicitation in the near future.
NASA/GSFC is seeking responses from all interested parties that possess the technical capability to provide Direct-to-Earth (DTE) Communications and Navigation services in Near Space region and Communication Relay and Navigation services in lunar space, including Large Businesses and all socioeconomic categories of Small Businesses, U.S. Universities including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)/Minority Institutions (MI), for the purposes of determining the appropriate level of competition and/or small business subcontracting goals. The Government reserves the right to consider a Small, Small Disadvantage (SDB), 8(a), Women-owned (WOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran (SD-VOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Women-owned Small Business (EDWOSB), or HUBZone business set-aside based on responses received.