The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and Teledyne Brown Engineering (TBE) today announced a sponsored program up to $4.5 million, offering researchers the ability to propose flight project concepts for the International Space Station (ISS) focused on remote sensing and Earth observation. Within this opportunity, up to $1 million will be available for researchers to support sensor development. Prospective awardees will utilize the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES) platform, developed and managed by TBE. This funding opportunity will run through December 7, 2018.
Through this partnership, CASIS and NASA intend to facilitate in-orbit access to the U.S. National Laboratory on the space station. CASIS is the nonprofit organization responsible for managing and promoting research onboard the ISS National Laboratory.
TBE developed the MUSES platform, to host Earth-viewing instruments such as high-resolution digital cameras and hyperspectral imagers and provide precision pointing and other accommodations. MUSES can simultaneously host up to four instruments and offers the ability to change, upgrade, and robotically service those instruments. It also provides a testbed for technology demonstration and technology maturation by providing long-term access to the space environment on the space station.
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