WASHINGTON. NASA officials announced that accredited educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and NASA centers can now participate in the next round of the agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). Applicants must submit proposals by 4:30 p.m. EST, Nov. 22.
The role of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) parts fielded in satellites and other space applications remains a hot topic as the demand for low-cost nanosatellites grows. COTS signal-processing designs are also attractive to military space system designers, but they fear the reliability of such components in long space missions.