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:
- • 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.