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Early Stage Innovations (ESI) 2015

NASA has selected 15 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America’s space program. The proposals selected under the Early Stage Innovations 2015 solicitation address unique, disruptive or transformational technologies, including: payload technologies for assistive free-flyers; robotic mobility technologies for the surfaces of icy moons; integrated photonics for space optical communication; computationally guided structural nanomaterials design; and atmospheric entry modeling development using flight data from the Orion’s first flight test in space last December called Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1).
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The 15 universities selected for Early Stage Innovation (ESI) grants and the titles of their proposals are:

Payload Technologies for Assistive Free-Flyers

Robotic Mobility Technologies for the Surfaces of Icy Moons

Integrated Photonics for Space Optical Communication

Computationally Guided Structural Nanomaterials Design

Atmospheric Entry Modeling Development Using Orion EFT-1 Flight Data

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