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Response

April 30, 2014

Dear Mr. Ways:

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Inc. (CASIS) would like to thank you for the

Step-1 proposal entitled “ISS Falling Bodies Gravity Test (IFBGT)” submitted in response to CASIS RFP 2014-2, “Enabling Technology To Support Science in Space For Life On Earth“.

The proposal has undergone preliminary operational, scientific, and economic evaluation. While CASIS found the proposed experiment to be interesting, unfortunately, based on the preliminary review, CASIS found the proposed project was not responsive to the RFP as it did not demonstrate an Earth benefit for ISS National Laboratory research; therefore, is unable to invite you to submit a full Step-2 Proposal at this time.

CASIS would like to once again thank you for submitting the proposal and invites applicants to resubmit at a later date once the areas defined above have been addressed.

CASIS wishes you continued success in your research.

Sincerely yours,

CASIS

CASIS – RFP_2014-2 Enabling Technology

Request for Proposals NO. CASIS 2014-2

Enabling Technology – To Support Science in Space For Life On Earth

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

http://www.iss-casis.org/Opportunities/Solicitations/RFPEnablingTechnology.aspx

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Response

April 16, 2014

Dear Mr. Ways:

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Inc. (CASIS) would like to thank you for the proposal entitled “ISS Falling Bodies Gravity Test (IFBGT)” submitted in response to CASIS RFP 2013-3, “Remote Sensing from the International Space Station”.

The proposal has undergone operational review for technical feasibility and readiness for flight, and based on that review, the proposal will not undergo full review or be considered for award at this time. While CASIS found the proposed experiment to be interesting, unfortunately, the proposal did not pass the CASIS operations review for the following reasons:

  1. • CASIS was not able to complete a comprehensive assessment of the proposed study as the submission did not include a detailed budget or project timeline.

2.  • The reviewers felt it would not be feasible to base the proposed experiments success on the ability to sync three very different facilities for simultaneous on-orbit operations (WORF, ISERV and cubesat deployer).

CASIS would like to once again thank you for submitting the proposal and invites applicants to resubmit at a later date through the CASIS unsolicited proposal submission process once the areas defined above have been addressed.

CASIS wishes you continued success in your research.

Sincerely yours,

CASIS

CASIS – RFP_2013-3 Remote Sensing_v1.04

Request for Proposals NO. CASIS 2013-3

Remote Sensing from the International Space Station

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

http://www.isscasis.org/Opportunities/Solicitations/RFPRemoteSensing/AdditionalResources.aspx