Notice of Intent due 14 July | In-Space Validation of Earth Science Technologies (InVEST)
Through the In-Space Validation of Earth Science Technologies (InVEST) program, NASA's Earth Science Division validates new technologies, measurement concepts and techniques, prior to their inclusion in Earth science missions. The objective of InVEST is to test viability of these concepts in the space environment, especially those attributes that cannot be fully tested on the ground or in airborne systems, to reduce the risk to future Earth science missions. The InVEST program line of the Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) will flight-qualify technologies and/or new measurement concepts that can only achieve Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7 through spaceborne demonstrations. Examples of previously funded InVEST awards can be found at: https://esto.nasa.gov/techval_space.html.