NASA is seeking concepts from U.S. industry to develop advanced materials and products in space that could benefit life on Earth and grow the low Earth orbit economy.
Through the agency’s InSPA (In Space Production Applications) program, NASA is working to accelerate the development of in space manufacturing, including commodities such as semiconductors and uniform crystals, and demonstrate production applications on the International Space Station National Lab.
The agency is requesting the submission of white papers for new InSPA Phase 1 concepts. Concepts that support the goals of the “CHIPS and Science Act” through semiconductor manufacturing in microgravity are of special interest to NASA.
Submissions selected for further assessment will be invited to submit full proposals. To support this initiative, NASA’s InSPA program may grant awards that come with funding for facilities, workforce development, academic support, and program development.
White papers are requested by June 23, and full proposals will be due September 30.