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Robert Pearlman

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NASA has released a request for information (RFI) from the aerospace industry for Spacecraft Reboost Capabilities, including supporting the Hubble Space Telescope.
NASA is seeking interest in demonstrating commercial capabilities to re-boost the orbit of a satellite and is considering utilizing the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) for a demonstration in the next few years. Partner(s) would be expected to participate and undertake this mission on a no-exchange-of-funds basis.

Should NASA decide to pursue this demonstration, GSFC would provide technical information and technical consultation with GSFC HST experts to facilitate rendezvous, docking, and reboost. Partner(s) would be expected to provide all other resources (including the launch vehicle, spacecraft, crew if applicable to the approach, and mission operations except for HST operations during the mission) necessary to successfully perform the demonstration.

Partners must be U.S. based entities.

This RFI comes after SpaceX and Jared Issacman proposed using the second Polaris Program mission to boost the Hubble Space Telescope into a higher orbit.

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