Commercial programs vs. ingredients

The accompanying blog series for this table begins with Commercial space and six questions for a good story – Pt. 1 of 3 (wonkish). For the updated blog and table see Revisiting commercial space and NASA.

A checklist of ingredients that define a space program / project public-private partnership during development and as a commercial acquisition once the product, service or data is available and operational

I will be updating the table of commercial ingredients vs. NASA programs/projects periodically.

For more information on these government commercial space programs/projects see:

  • 2020 NASA Human Lander System (HLS) program, for crewed landers
    • [NASA Budgets – 2020 $654.1, 2021 $928.3M – excluding “cis-lunar” budget line]
    • April 30, 2020 – Blue Origin wins lion’s share of NASA funding for human rated lunar lander “NASA has selected Blue Origin, Dynetics and SpaceX to move forward with development of human-rated lunar landers, committing nearly $1 billion in funding for a range of moonship concepts” -spaceflightnow.com
    • August 16, 2021 As Artemis Moves Forward, NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Next Americans on Moon –“The firm-fixed price, milestone-based contract total award value is $2.89 billion.

  • April 14, 2021 – NASA is exploring partnerships for spacesuit development“We hope to receive industry input on the feasibility of shifting our exploration spacewalk acquisition activities to a service-based model like our procurement for commercial cargo and crew services. This partnership opportunity will allow NASA and industry to work together as commercial space markets in low-Earth orbit and beyond rapidly mature, allowing government investments to accelerate industry and our Artemis exploration plans, together.”

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