Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to attend this event in person or may I view it online?
A: You may participate either in person or online. NASA will be streaming the Industry & Partner Day presentations online and a link will be provided on this website on the day of the event. There will also be an e-mail address for submitting questions during the event.
Q: If I plan to participate via the internet, will I be able to submit questions that I might have?
A: Yes, questions can be submitted via e-mail to an address that will posted on this website on the day of the event.
Q: Do I have to register for the event?
A: Yes, NASA requests that you register for the event, even if you are attending virtually via the internet. We value your interest and participation. If there is any follow-up information, we would like to know how to contact you.
Q: Will NASA divulge any cost information submitted in an RFA response?
A: It is not NASA's intent to release or divulge cost information contained in an RFI response.
Q: With the possibility of a U.S. Government shutdown on October 1, 2013, will NASA consider postponing the due date for RFI responses?
A: RFI responses are due at 5:00 p.m. on October 18, 2013. If the U.S. Government is shut down on October 1, 2013, NASA may reconsider the response date at that time.
Q: Does the 20 page and 8MB limit refer to the entire RFI response, including attachments?
A: Yes.
Q: Will RFI responses be held confidentially within the study team? Will RFI submittals be released to the public?
A: NASA does not plan to release the complete RFI responses to the public. As stated in the RFI, NASA reserves the right to include elements or concepts from the submitted material in the land imaging architecture plan that it is developing. This plan will be released to the public. Further, NASA may include very high level synopses of the responses as part of the overall land imaging architecture plan.
Q: Can cost data be provided separately from the technical abstracts and presentations and marked accordingly?
A: NASA does not plan to release or divulge cost data contained in RFI responses to the public. All RFI responses should comply with the statement, "No proprietary, export controlled classified, or sensitive material should be provided in either abstracts or presentations." No separate documents will be accepted.
Q: We respectfully request a revised due date of November 1, 2013 for the RFI response.
A: The due date will not be revised and remains Oct 18, 2013.
Q: Will NASA accept responses from non-governmental international organizations?
A: Yes, NASA welcomes responses from all international parties -- government, non-government, and industrial sources.
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