NASA hosted an annual technology transfer workshop to facilitate the transfer of OSAM technologies to U.S. industry. Due to precautions surrounding COVID-19, the fifth OSAM Technology Transfer Workshop was held virtually on September 22-23. Workshop attendees enjoy access to an updated technology catalog, information about the latest developments from NASA subject matter experts, and a tour of NASA facilities.
The workshop was expanded to two days to include additional segments from other government agencies and presentations from industry innovators. Presentations include an introduction to OSAM technologies that NASA has developed in support of OSAM-1 and OSAM-2 missions, as well as information on licensing processes and contract opportunities. The workshop was jointly hosted by NASA’s Langley Research Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, and Marshall Space Flight Center. There is no cost to attend this workshop.
NASA is currently working on several projects to develop OSAM technologies and operations. These projects represent tangible progress towards making OSAM a reality and towards testing technologies that help NASA, other government agencies, and the private sector achieve space exploration goals including returning to the Moon and landing humans on Mars. To facilitate OSAM, NASA is proactively transferring technologies to the commercial sector.
By providing U.S companies with early access and an equal playing field to OSAM technologies, NASA is helping to jumpstart multiple new space-related industries including a satellite servicing market. Numerous new and unforeseen opportunities are certain once OSAM capabilities are fully developed and utilized.
NASA is interested in a robust, domestic satellite servicing, assembly, and manufacturing industry that could provide the U.S. government with cost-effective options for meeting future mission needs while also bolstering the domestic economy.
We expanded the agenda to two days to include additional segments. These additions provide a broader vision for OSAM technologies across NASA and other government agencies and highlight industry innovators. Segments include:
Technology innovators provided a preview presentation with embedded audio recordings that was sent to registered participants in advance of the workshop. Participants were also be sent a link to submit questions on the preview content, which our speakers used to update their charts for clarity, and which they addressed in real-time.Day 1 Agenda Day 2 Agenda Featured Speakers : Day 1 Featured Speakers : Day 2
NASA Langley Research Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, and Marshall Space Flight Center jointly hosted the virtual 2020 OSAM Technology Transfer Workshop on September 22-23. The workshop promoted OSAM innovation as well as collaborations between government agencies and domestic companies to achieve space exploration goals. The event was attended by over 300 people across industry, government, and academia, and engaged participants submitted almost 200 questions during the workshop. Marshall Space Flight Center is planning to host the next OSAM Technology Transfer Workshop in 2021—details for the event will be posted to this website as they are developed.
Organizations interested in commercializing OSAM technologies being developed by NASA, or requesting bi-lateral discussions should contact NASA through the individuals listed below.