NASA has issued a new request for proposals from partners who will be able to help it complete its storytelling in new and creative ways, including the use of robotic camera systems, high-definition video capture, 360-degree video, and virtual and immersive content.
NASA seeks responses from broadcasters, studios, the aviation industry, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, or collaborations between multiple entities, as partners help use direct or recorded NASA images to tell the mission story.
This could be a major opportunity for tech startups and younger companies to reach a valued partner, including companies developing robotic camera systems, portable cameras with unique features, and software that automates or improves media capture or editing, or even compressed large-scale video. the range.
The NASA series of missions, called “Artemis”, includes the return flight to the surface of the Moon, currently scheduled for 2024.
The proposals could send equipment on upcoming “Artemis” missions, including the Manned Lunar Orbital Flight set for 2023.
Based on the language that NASA uses in its publication, it is looking for ideas that could increase the reach and impact of its pioneering effort to return to the moon and build a more permanent research base.
And the US space agency appears to be looking for almost anything, as long as it goes beyond standard television and broadcast approaches.
The Artemis program begins with the “Artemis I” mission planned in 2021, which includes the first flight of the “Orion” capsule aboard NASA’s SLS Space Launch System rocket on an unmanned mission to orbit the moon and return to Earth.
The “Artemis II” mission is planned for 2023, with the “Orion” capsule and SLS rocket on a human return flight around the moon.
The “Artemis III” mission is planned for 2024, using NASA’s Human Landing System to bring the first woman and next man to the surface of the moon and back to Earth.