NASA Competitions

History and forecast of NASA major flight mission Announcements of Opportunity (open competitions). Compiled from NASA NSPIRES data, National Academies reports, NASA press releases, program websites, and other sources.

Space Technology 6

Selected: Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment, Inertial Stellar Compass

Pathfinder 3

Selected: OCO, Aquarius?

Medium Explorer

Selected: THEMIS

James Webb Space Telescope Instruments

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Solar Dynamics Observatory Instruments

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Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Instruments

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Small Explorer

Selected: IBEX and NuSTAR

Space Technology 8

Selected: Dependable Microprocessor, UltraFlex Solar Array, SAILMAST Ultra Lightweight Boom, Thermal Loop

New Frontiers 2

Finalists: MoonRise, Juno; Selected: Juno

Mars Science Laboratory Instruments

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