NASA wants radiation-hardened data recorders for future WFIRST spacecraft

U.S. space observation experts are surveying industry to find space-qualified, radiation-hardened, solid-state data recorders for the future WFIRST.

U.S. space observation experts are surveying industry to find space-qualified, radiation-hardened, solid-state data recorders for the future Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). Officials of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., issued a source-sought notice (NASA-GSFC-RFI-WFIRST-SOLID-STATE-RECORDER) for the WFIRST Solid-State Recorder project. The WFIRST spacecraft, set for launch in 2024, will be an orbiting observatory for wide-field imaging and surveys of the near infrared sky. The spacecraft will operate for six to 10 years and will operate in the orbit about the Sun-Earth second Lagrange point (L2), which is about 930,000 miles from Earth. Companies interested should e-mail NASA's Scott Pursley at Scott.R.Pursley@nasa.gov. For questions or concerns, contact NASA's Julie Anne Janus by e-mail at julie.a.janus@nasa.gov, or by phone at 301-286-4931.

More information is online at www.fbo.gov/spg/NASA/GSFC/OPDC20220/NASA-GSFC-RFI-WFIRST-SOLID-STATE-RECORDER/listing.html.

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