ARMD Solicitations

ARMD Solicitations

This ARMD solicitations page compiles the opportunities to collaborate with NASA’s aeronautical innovators and/or contribute to their research to enable new and improved air transportation systems. A summary of available opportunities with key dates requiring action are listed first. More information about each opportunity is detailed lower on this page. University Student Research ChallengeKey date: … Read more

NASA Collects First Surface Science in Decades via Commercial Moon Mission – NASA

NASA Collects First Surface Science in Decades via Commercial Moon Mission – NASA

For the first time in more than 50 years, NASA was able to collect data from new science instruments and technology demonstrations on the Moon. The data comes from the first successful landing of a delivery through NASA’s CLPS (Commercial Lunar Payload Services) initiative and Artemis campaign. The six instruments ceased science and technology operations … Read more

Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women Astronauts 2024 – NASA

Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women Astronauts 2024 – NASA

“A bird cannot fly with one wing only. Human space flight cannot develop any further without the active participation of women.” – Valentina Tereshkova “If we want scientists and engineers in the future, we should be cultivating the girls as much as the boys.” – Sally Ride “International cooperation is very necessary. Chinese have a … Read more

Can Volcanic Super Eruptions Lead to Major Cooling? Study Suggests No – NASA

Can Volcanic Super Eruptions Lead to Major Cooling? Study Suggests No – NASA

New research suggests that sunlight-blocking particles from an extreme eruption would not cool surface temperatures on Earth as severely as previously estimated. Some 74,000 years ago, the Toba volcano in Indonesia exploded with a force 1,000 times more powerful than the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The mystery is what happened after that – … Read more

IPEx Autonomy Testing – NASA

IPEx Autonomy Testing – NASA

Harsh, low-angle sunlight, long and dark shadows, and a featureless terrain will make navigation difficult when NASA’s ISRU Pilot Excavator (IPEx) is sent to the Moon. Because of this, the IPEx team has begun testing various approaches to autonomously drive the excavator in a specially constructed rock yard that mimics these environmental conditions. The team … Read more

Hubble Uncovers a Celestial Fossil – NASA

Hubble Uncovers a Celestial Fossil – NASA

This densely populated group of stars is the globular cluster NGC 1841, which is part of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way galaxy that lies about 162,000 light-years away. Satellite galaxies are bound by gravity in orbits around a more massive host galaxy. We typically think of the Andromeda … Read more

NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission: 10 years, 10 stories – NASA Science

NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission: 10 years, 10 stories – NASA Science

A NASA-based team built a new tool to examine the risk of landslides. They developed a machine learning model that combines data on ground slope, soil moisture, snow, geological conditions, distance to faults, and the latest near real-time precipitation data from NASA’s IMERG product (part of the GPM mission). The model has been trained on … Read more

Update on Status of NASA's OSAM-1 Project – NASA

Update on Status of NASA's OSAM-1 Project – NASA

Following an in-depth, independent project review, NASA has decided to discontinue the On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 (OSAM-1) project due to continued technical, cost, and schedule challenges, and a broader community evolution away from refueling unprepared spacecraft, which has led to a lack of a committed partner. Following Congressional notification processes, project management plans … Read more

Night-Shining Cloud Mission Ends; Yields High Science Results for NASA – NASA Science

Night-Shining Cloud Mission Ends; Yields High Science Results for NASA – NASA Science

1 min read Update on Status of NASA’s OSAM-1 Project Following an in-depth, independent project review, NASA has decided to discontinue the On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 (OSAM-1) project due to continued technical, cost, and schedule challenges, and a broader community evolution away from refueling unprepared spacecraft, which has led to a lack of … Read more

Hubble Uncovers a Celestial Fossil – NASA Science

Hubble Uncovers a Celestial Fossil – NASA Science

2 min read Hubble Uncovers a Celestial Fossil This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features a densely populated group of stars, the globular cluster NGC 1841. ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Sarajedini This densely populated group of stars is the globular cluster NGC 1841, which is part of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy … Read more