NASA Media Teleconference on an Asteroid Initiative Broad Agency Announcement

NASA will host a media teleconference to discuss the same-day release of its Asteroid Initiative Announcement of Opportunities. The teleconference starts at 3:00 pm EDT.

Telecon participants are:

-- Greg Williams, deputy associate administrator for policy and plans, NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate
-- James Reuther, deputy associate administrator for programs, NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate
-- Jim Green, director, Planetary Science Division, NASA's Science Mission Directorate

This broad agency announcement (BAA) solicits ideas that will contribute to NASA's asteroid redirect mission, including concept ideas for an alternate asteroid capture system, rendezvous sensor systems, secondary payloads, feasibility studies on adapting commercial spacecraft buses, and commercial and international partnership opportunities for the mission.

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