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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:57 PM

NASA Seeks Proposals for Commercial Mars Data Relay Satellites

www.nasa.gov said:

NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to investigate the possibility of using commercial Mars-orbiting satellites to provide telecommunications capabilities for future robotic missions to the Red Planet.

“We are looking to broaden participation in the exploration of Mars to include new models for government and commercial partnerships,” said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate at the agency’s headquarters in Washington.  “Depending on the outcome, the new model could be a vital component in future science missions and the path for humans to Mars.”

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