From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Release of draft C.28 Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads Call for Community Comment
This is a draft of a call for proposals for Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads (LSITP) to be integrated onto and delivered to the lunar surface by commercial lunar landers. This program element would solicit flight payloads that do not require significant additional development. Investigations are sought that address the science goals of any of the four divisions (Planetary, Earth Science, Heliophysics, Astrophysics) of the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) as well as Strategic Knowledge Gaps of the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) or any technology demonstration goals of the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) that advance capabilities for science, exploration, or commercial development of the Moon.
This ROSES element invites proposals for complete, Principal Investigator led science instrument or technology investigations. The term "complete" encompasses all of the investigation phases including project initiation, payload preparation, payload integration, payload operations, scientific and engineering analysis of the mission data, publication of results, and final dissemination of the data including delivery to NASA’s archive. The first lander flight opportunity could occur as early as 2020. As such, proposals should convincingly demonstrate that the proposed payload will be ready to support an aggressive launch schedule.
Comments on the draft text should be addressed by email to Sarah.Noblefirstname.lastname@example.org Comments and/or questions may result in changes to the text and/or an entry in a FAQ or questions and answer document. Either way, the anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.
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