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NASA invests in technology for space exploration missions

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is investing in several next-generation that will help the US space agency use them for future missions.

This include meteoroid impact detection, space telescope swarms and small orbital debris mapping technologies, said in a statement.

It has selected 25 early-stage proposals that have the potential to transform future human and robotic exploration missions, introduce new exploration capabilities and significantly improve current approaches to building and operating

These proposals have been selected under the Phase I of the "The Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program", which nurtures visionary ideas that could transform future NASA missions with the creation of breakthroughs while engaging the country's innovators and entrepreneurs as partners in the journey.

"The concepts can then be evaluated for potential inclusion into our early stage technology portfolio," said Jim Reuter, of

Phase I awards are valued at approximately $125,000, over nine months, to support initial definition and analysis of their concepts. If these basic feasibility studies are successful, awardees can apply for Phase II awards.



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First Published: Sun, April 01 2018. 15:32 IST