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Request for Information (RFI) for development of a new Space Launch System (SLS) Exploration Upper Stage Engine (EUSE) that meet stage interfaces and launch vehicle performance requirements.

General Information

Document Type:MOD
Posted Date:Nov 22, 2017
Category: Space Vehicles
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Office of Procurement, Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama, 35812, United States


The purpose of this amendment is to extend the due date to December 11, 2017. Responses to this RFI are intended to provide input for an examination into the potential for developing and using low cost alternate engines that meet stage interfaces and launch vehicle performance requirements. NASA desires a low cost drop-in replacement engine to minimize program cost and schedule impacts of EUS and launch vehicle redesigns required to accommodate different engine interfaces or performance. The replacement EUSE shall minimize development time for an engine and reduce manufacturing/production costs while still meeting NASA programmatic, technical, design, construction, and workmanship approaches and standards for human rating. The initial set of four engines will be needed in mid-2023 subsequent to the SLS EM-3 flight. Full flight certification and vehicle integration must be complete prior to mid-2023. The purpose of this RFI is to identify the potential providers that can deliver a mature and readily available engine and meet the requirements as described in the attachment document. Submittals are due from all interested parties by 2:00 p.m. (central), December 11, 2017, to NASA/MSFC Office of Procurement, Attn: PS42/Vanessa Turner, Contracting Officer, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812 or via e-mail at vanessa.turner@nasa.gov and cc: Jennifer McCaghren at jennifer.b.mccaghren@nasa.gov. Currently, no solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released, it shall be synopsized on the NASA Acquisition Internet Service and on FedBizOpps.gov. This RFI synopsis is not to be construed as a commitment or obligation by the Government, nor shall the Government pay for the information submitted in response. Respondents shall not be notified of the results. All responses should be provided in MS Word document format via electronic media. Font should be Times New Roman, size 12. Responses should not exceed 10 pages. Text provided on both sides of a page will be counted as two pages. The cover page is excluded from the page count. Provide name of submitter and contact information (Company Name, Location, Contact Name, Phone Number and Email Address) on the cover page.

Original Point of Contact

POC Vanessa Turner, Phone: (256) 544-4335, Jennifer McCaghren, Phone: (256) 544-5189

Place of Performance

NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Office of Procurement, Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama 35812, Huntsville, Alabama, 35812, United States
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